|Country Gospel Music Association Duo of the Year
2007, 2008 & 2011
Country Gospel Connection Duo of the Year 2009
International Platinum Heart Award 2012 Duo of the Year
We are Musicianaries, called by God, as Ambassadors of Reconciliation to bring hope
and healing to marriages, our families and our nation. Our message is in our music.
II Cor. 5:18-20
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ , he is a new creation, old things have passed away,
behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us
to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. That is
that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to
them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Therefore, we are
ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us, we implore you on
Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin, to be made
sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him."
II Chr. 7:14
"If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek
my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and forgive their
sins and heal their land."
We are very passionate about the restoration of broken relationships. We love sharing
what God has done in our own marriage and family and we give Him all the glory. Opal
and I have been singing gospel music in church and on our shows across America
since we were married over 46 years ago. Between 1997 - 1999, we went through a
marital crisis that nearly destroyed our marriage and family. Since that time, God has
given us many opportunities to openly share His goodness and restoration power, thus
bringing hope and encouragement to many people. Our number one desire in life is to
honor Him in ALL that we do.
He has placed us in a very unique type of work/ministry as Musicianaries to the
seniors/Snowbirds in RV resorts and churches across the entire western half of the
USA. We minister in the southwestern states of the USA in the winter (primarily AZ) and
then in the mid and upper northwest in the summer. This would include MO, IA, MN,
SD, ND, MT, WY, ID, WA, & OR. and CO.
We are honored to be the recipients of the 2007, 2008 & 2011 International CGMA
Duo of the Year award (Country Gospel Music Association). Also, The Country Gospel
Connection, Hope Street Radio awarded us the 2009 Duo of the Year award. In 2012,
we receive the International Platinum Duo of the Year award from the CGMA.
Having grown up in the south with a deep-rooted love for traditional country, southern
style, gospel music, Opal continues to do what she is gifted to do best, Gaither style
gospel music. She is often referred to as "Little Vestal" as in Vestal Goodman. I sing
harmony and play several different instruments, sometimes featuring the steel guitar
during our concerts.
It was an honor for us to be the Ambassadors on the Road for the the King of the
Cowboys, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Happy Trails Theater, Branson, MO for two
years. They closed the theater and museum in 2009. But more than anything we are
proud to be Ambassadors for the KING OF KINGS and LORD OF LORDS, Jesus Christ.
If you feel that our ministry would bless your people by sharing in concert and/or
testimony, we would be honored to get to know you and share a special service or
event with you.
We are currently employed by Focus On The Family, as a Host Couple, one week a
month at Hope Restored Retreat Center in Branson, MO. We are are honored to serve
and pray for these hurting couples coming for help with their marriages. We see
incredibly amazing miracles every week! PTL! What a mighty God we serve!
In His service,
Ron & Opal Erickson
"WE THANK GOD FOR YOU”!
It’s a pleasure and a privilege to write this letter of appreciation on behalf of the Medford
Neighborhood Church, of Medford Oregon. All who attended the Mother’s Day concert have
asked me to express their gratitude for making our Mother’s Day extra special.
Here are some of the messages I’ve received regarding your ministry:
1. Ron and Opal share a “timeless” style of music that is enjoyed by every age group. While their music
features a southern style “Gospel”, their vocal style of delivery could be defined as “family style”.
2. Between delivery of songs, Ron and Opal deliver clear and powerful testimonials. Their interaction
with one another and the audience is friendly, pleasant, often humorous and appropriately inspirational.
3. Because of their personal transparency, we were invited into their hearts and lives; as well as, they
now have a permanent place in our hearts.
4. Before and after the concert, Ron and Opal interacted kindly with all who attended; and their flexibility
with changing circumstances made the entire event a pleasant time for all.
Ron and Opal, please do not hesitate to use us as a source of reference to any group or organization
that desires a wonderful musical event with a dynamic husband and wife duet.
We would recommend the two of you without any hesitation or reservation.
Please contact us if you ever plan a west coast tour in the future!
Rev. V. Lee Gregory
Medford Neighborhood Church (C&MA)