|We present to you The Steel Magnolias from San Marcos, TX. These ladies have been involved in this gospel singing ministry since October
2006. It is their earnest desire to be used of the Lord to spread His message through song and testimony.
The theme for 2019 is: JOY in the JOURNEY.
Having had opportunity to sing at the Sutherland Springs Baptist Church before we left on tour in 2017, we dedicated all of 2018 with the
theme: SHARING JESUS with URGENCY! And we did.
The ladies returned Thanksgiving week 2018 from 11 days touring the New England States, singing 7 times in churches in the Washington.
DC area from Alexandria, Arlington, and Falls Church, Virginia and then moving north to sing in New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts,
New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and back to New York state.
In the Spring of 2018, the group toured through Arkansas, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois and back to Texas for 10 days presenting
concerts every day. It was named their Inspiration Tour as they took time to be “ministered to” at the Ark Encounter, Kentucky; The Bible
Museum, Washington, DC; the Sight and Sound Theater production of JESUS in Lancaster, PA, and The Great Passion Play in Eureka
Springs, AR. A highlight of the Spring Tour was singing at the Buster Cole Prison in Bonham, TX, to a men’s unit at the prison where we were
blessed beyond measure.
Before we left on our Pacific Northwest Tour October 2017, scheduled for 39 concerts, we had opportunity to sing at the First Baptist Church,
Sutherland Springs, TX. When we returned from tour, it was the next week that we heard the tragic news of the shooting at that wonderful little
church. We then decided that our theme for 2018 would be: Sharing Jesus with URGENCY! And we are.
The Steel Magnolias do not charge or ask for a love offering. The Lord has been so good to us and He always takes care. These ladies do
this as a volunteer ministry to our Lord, taking care of all their own expenses. Our only mission is to share our music and message
everywhere the Lord leads us.
We’ve sung on the same stage with some of Gospel Music’s greatest quartets at:
David Hancock Promotions, Houston, TX: Tribute Quartet, Greater Vision, and the Erwin Family Singers
Bill Bailey Gospel Music Festival, Jackson, TN: Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Booth Brothers, Karen Peck/New River and The Guardians.
IMC Productions, Virginia Beach Gospel Music Festival at the Sadler Center, Virginia Beach, VA.- presented five concerts for the 3-day
Night of Praise, Shreveport, LA (4 yrs.): The Allen Family, Geraldine and Ricky (Ventriloquist), along with other gospel music groups.
Crimson River Ministries, Temple, TX: Greater Vision, The Perrys, The Whisnants, and Tribute Quartet
The National Quartet Convention, Louisville, KY: staging area was set up for The Steel Magnolias to sing every day in Freedom Hall of the
Kentucky Exposition Center during the convention.
The Grand Ole Opry Main Plaza, Nashville, TN: presented 90-minute concert
Northwest United Methodist Church, Austin, TX: opened specifically for Greater Vision
Bethel Temple, Cleburne, TX: opened specifically for Ernie Haase/Signature Sound
Southern Baptist Pastor’s Conference, Nashville, TN: presented 90-minute concert
Annual Southern Baptist Pastor’s Conference, Gadsden, AL: presented 1 hr. concert
What a joy it is to serve the Lord with this team of women!
In light of the fact we are all Southern Belles . . . thus the “Magnolia” in our name, we want with all our hearts to be the embodiment of this
1 Thessalonians 1:2-5 Message (MSG) Having Convictions of Steel: 2-5 Every time we think of you, we thank God for you. Day and night you’
re in our prayers as we call to mind your work of faith, your labor of love, and your patience of hope in following our Master, Jesus Christ,
before God our Father. It is clear to us, friends, that God not only loves you very much but also has put his hand on you for something special.
When the Message we preached came to you, it wasn’t just words. Something happened in you. The Holy Spirit put Steel in your Convictions.
The Steel Magnolias have presented benefit concerts in Brooklyn, New York, for a church damaged extensively by lightning; a concert on the
seawall in Galveston, Texas, alongside the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team; helped First Baptist Church, Galveston, rebuild after the
destruction of Hurricane Ike; a benefit concert for fire victims in Bastrop, Texas; sang in West, Texas, where a fertilizer plant exploded and left
20 families – from the hosting church, First Baptist - without homes.
We sang in Moore, OK, where a tornado nearly destroyed the city in 2013, and had opportunity to minister to the folks with a concert there.
These ladies were invited by Lifeway Christian Resources to sing at Glorieta, NM for Seniors Week in 2010, and again at Ridgecrest, North
Carolina for the same annual event in 2011.
We’ve presented 20 God and Country Celebrations raising over $25,000 for wounded troops of Operation Comfort out of San Antonio, and
helped our local food bank by raising over $10,000, plus 2500 lbs. of food.
The Steel Magnolias have worked at the Samaritan's Purse Distribution Center in Dallas to help prepare the huge containers with Operation
Christmas Child Gifts for overseas shipping/air cargo, specifically going to Columbia, South America.
The Steel Magnolias were on tour, October 2014, in Colorado for 10 days, and in addition to their regular concerts, they presented “Flash
Mobs” at the Grand Canyon, The Durango Train and Carlsbad Caverns. (This was not uncommon for these ladies, for they had presented
flash mobs on the subways of New York City on their 2011 Tour). God blessed immeasurably as we had opportunity to share the message of
Jesus Christ traveling over 3200 miles and presenting 25 concerts in churches throughout five states.
The Steel Magnolias have presented as many as 54 Christmas programs during the month of November and December. Included in these
programs were 42 “Flash Mob Christmas Carolings” throughout Central Texas. They had 12 regular Christmas programs scheduled in church
services and Christmas Banquets, but the Lord impressed on our hearts to go into the marketplace as well with the message of our Savior’s
birth. It was very well received. We knew we would either be thrown out by management; the police called to take us out, or the unsuspecting
audiences would like it. The latter proved to be the case, and our Lord and Savior was glorified in it all. Christmas caroling has become a
lost art; it takes a spontaneous act of courage to walk into Cracker Barrels, Olive Gardens, Chiles, Grocery Stores, Pizza Parlors, Courthouse
Squares, fast food restaurants, etc., completely unannounced and start caroling. We were determined, and in the end . . . were the beneficiary
of blessings beyond words. As impromptu as it was, we were overwhelmed with the positive response . . . especially from the children. They
had never seen anything like it.
When Central Texas was hit on Memorial Day weekend in 2015 by a 500 year flood, our ladies helped “mud-out” homes in San Marcos, TX,
that were ravaged by flood waters. We did that for five days and then spent the following Sunday afternoon singing up and down the streets of
the flooded areas. We actually did more hugging and telling people, “God loves You,” than we did singing.
The ladies were invited to the Eastern United States in October 2015 for a 16-day mission trip as far north as Niagara Falls singing 43 times
through 15 states covering 4600 miles. They presented 13 “Flash Mobs,” including New York City at Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller
Center, Times Square, Liberty Island Ferry, the new One World Trade Center, and were invited to sing at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte,
NC, and Samaritan’s Purse in Boone, NC. They also presented a “Flash Mob” while standing on both sides of the American/Canadian
border. The highlight of this trip was to sing at the Calhoun County Jail in Anniston, AL, where 63 inmates had recently given their hearts to
Jesus and were baptized.
The ladies returned last summer from an 8-day tour, July 12-19, 2016, singing through five states: Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana,
and Texas. We had a second invitation to return to the Calhoun County Jail in Alabama and were featured on the Birmingham Evening News
as “Texas Singing Group spreads the message of Jesus Christ.” We had opportunity to sing 15 times.
The ladies completed an exhilarating 40 Christmas programs through the month of December 2016 and in addition to these special concerts,
took out time on a week night to knock on doors and do some of the “Old Fashioned Christmas Caroling.” We also had opportunity to present
five food boxes to families who would not otherwise have a full course Christmas dinner. The ladies pitched in and made this happen.
This past September, 2017, our ladies went down to the Houston/Port Arthur area to help with disaster relief from Hurricane Harvey. We
spent several days helping folks pack up from the storm and vacate their homes.
In October, we left on a 16-day Pacific Northwest Tour where we were met with many fires, blizzards, and challenges with our bus, but our
good Lord prevailed and we never missed any of our 39 concerts. We were even able to sing at a rescue center for fire victims in Santa
Rosa, California. The pastor of the church where we were scheduled to sing called while we were on the road and said he was having to
vacate his home and we would need to cancel the concert. I asked if a janitor would let us into the church and we would still sing if that was
okay. That janitor and another volunteer member of the church set up the sanctuary as a feeding center for evacuees and we had the blessed
opportunity to sing for them. After we left that night on to Los Angeles, the church continued to feed evacuees for three more weeks. God is
good. He made a way for His word to be shared through song.
We are now in our 13th year of singing and God continues to honor our service and close relationship with Him. We covet your prayers and
support for our ministry as God is truly using these ladies.
Your lives will never be the same after experiencing the dynamic witness of The Steel Magnolias. The program they present is a true anointing
of the Lord and your heart will be blessed.
Debbie Daniel, Director
130 Lady Bug Lane
Martindale, TX 78655