John & Sandy have been married for 28 years and their love for gospel music has always been part of their lives. John, began playing the tambourine when he was very young and then as the years came, he started to play the drums, then the bass. He was raised up in a little pentecostal church by Godly parents, who taught him to fear the Lord and use his talents only for Him. His Dad was a song leader for over 30 years and John helped in music every service. John and Sandy met each other in church and she helped Lead in song service. They recall a time when the Glory of God would fill the alters and people would be blessed and no one was ever in a hurry to go home. "It was nothing to be in Revival for weeks at a time!" They loved being in church. This couple married on Valentines' Day 1993.
Also, playing with the Gilbert Family is Eric Beaty. Eric has been with the group for 7 years and his guitar skills are heaven sent! His love for God and gospel music is very evident in his preaching and guitar playing. He is also a guitar instructor at Peachtree Learning Center in Cookeville, Tn . Helping out with lead and harmony vocals and lead guitar, Eric is a true blessing!
You can also find Eric on YouTube...
He's the YouTube Guy!!
Since our first CD was made in 2008, We've had the enormous privilege of the company of so many God-given, talented friends! I wish I could name them all! ...Many thanks to you all who have came into our lives & playing music with us for the Glory of the Lord! We appreciate & Love you for all your help & encouragement along the way! We're looking forward to what time is left on this old earth & know time is short. Let's be about our Father's business...tellling everybody, we can about His Precious Son, who died that we could Live!
~The Gilbert Family