Gospel flows from New River

Published: Friday, February 1, 2013 at 12:45 PM.

Members now are Liufau, lead singer and Destin resident for 28 years and actively involved in ministries at Destin UMC; Banks, tenor with the group since the beginning; Ken Spivey, bass, an ordained Methodist minister who has pastored, led music, and played piano; and Cannon, baritone beginning his eighth year as minister of music and worship at DUMC and solo artist with four CDs released.

New River is a favorite of the Destin Snowbird Club and the Walton County Snowbirds and has sung at services at DUMC and at retreats and special events. Other performances have been at Manor at Bluewater Bay, worship services at Grace Lutheran and a lighting ceremony of the Destin Christmas tree. The group also opened in 2011 for Mark Lowery at Village Baptist.

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