Songwriter of many Southern Gospel songs and part of the Roy Knight Singers, Sandy Knight's dad has passed away. The Reverend Hoyt Franklin Stephens, 81, went home to Jesus unexpectedly on January 27th at Morningside Assisted Living in Seneca.
Sandy Knight has been blessed in writing numerous songs recorded in the Southern Gospel music industry for over 20 years. Response to Sandy's writings in and out of the industry have offered several number 1 songs as well as "Song of the Year" in 1991 with "Somebody Touched the Lord" and "Song of the Year" in 2002 with "I'll Not Turn My Back On Him Now". Groups such as Gold City, The Hoppers, The Kingsmen, The Freemans, Perfect Heart, Jeff and Sherri Easter, Brian Free and Assurance, Karen Peck and New River, Ivan Parker, and The Inspirations have ministered to thousands with Sandy's message in music. - See more at: http://www.royknightsingers.org/bio.php#sthash.QSPttcmd.dpufe years with an anointed song and a transparency to display Jesus Christ in all aspects of life. Every member of this ministry whether present or past has a desire to serve the Lord in every way feasible.
The Roy Knight Singers began a ministry for the Lord in song in 1970. The main focus of the ministry as well as it's members is to save souls for the kingdom of God by ministering in music, testimony, and song. The belief in Jesus Christ and Him crucified is the anchor of their message. God has richly blessed their ministry through the years with an anointed song and a transparency to display Jesus Christ in all aspects of life. Every member of this ministry whether present or past has a desire to serve the Lord in every way feasible.
Currently, the Roy Knight Singers are composed of Roy and Sandy Knight, Tracie and Rodney Birch, and Michael Chambers. The ministry has been blessed with Roy and Sandy's youngest daughter Jena. Roy and Sandy are also blessed with two grandchildren, Alex and Annah Birch.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 29, 2016, from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 - 1 p.m., prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home. The family is at their respective homes. For the full obituary, please visitwww.sandiferfuneralhome.com.
Please continue to lift up Sandy and her family during this difficult time.