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Ghost Ranch Gospel Choir: Union and Reunion – G24070410

Jul 21 – 27 2024

“Gospel music is far more than the soundtrack of the African American experience; it is it’s beating heart and soul…While styles have changed, there’s one sound that has remained a constant source of strength and courage,comfort and wisdom – Gospel.” Henry Louis Gates

Join Bishop Todd and Pastor Linda O’Neal for a week of gospel singing! From his teen years as a co-leader of Lively Word-Lively Worship (with the legendary composers, Avery and Marsh) and later joined by his wife, Linda,  Bishop Todd has brought the deep joy of Gospel to Ghost Ranch for almost half a century. This summer they will be joined by Grammy-Award winning vocalist Pastor Nathaniel “Nathan” Best, (Walter Hawkins Family, The O’Jays and The Fairfield Four in the movie O, Brother, Where Art Thou). This celebration will truly raise the roof!

Whether you are brand new to gospel music or have been returning every year to nourish your soul, come make a joyful noise in July! Ghost Ranch Gospel is glorious music and “spirit-inspired worship that challenges, teaches, transforms, convicts and energizes us – so when we are sent out, we have experienced the wonder of God and are changed for the better from when we arrived.” (PCUSA Matthew 25 Initiative)


  • Linda O'Neal
    Linda O'Neal

    Linda O’Neal graduated from Lincoln High, East, St. Louis, Illinois, and Kentucky State University with a BS in Music Education. She is married to The Rev. Todd Emerson O’Neal. They have four children. Together they co-pastor House of Joy Ministry in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  • Nathaniel Best
    Nathaniel Best

    Nathaniel “Nathan” Best is a Grammy Award winning vocalist and pastor. He has worked with The O’Jays and The Fairfield Four and was a featured on the soundtrack for the film “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”.

  • Todd O'Neal
    Todd O'Neal

    Pastor Todd O’Neal and his wife Linda share responsibilities at the House of Joy Christian Ministry in Cincinnati. Pastor Todd received his Master of Divinity from Methodist Theological School in Delaware, Ohio and a Bachelor of Art and Music from Kentucky State University. Pastor Todd is a composer and of leader of black gospel choirs.