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"National Spotlight On PURPOSE"

Members of the group, PURPOSE from Burke County, sing the national anthem before the start of the Carolina Panthers' game against the Green Bay Packers in Charlotte on Monday.

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http://home.bellsouth.net/p/s/community.dll?ep=87&subpageid=282382&ck= - The News Herald (10/05/2005)

"Local Group Opens For Grammy Winner"

By Nathan Brown

Lenoir - Harmonies echoed off block walls and shiny floors of the backstage hallway. Purpose was warming up.
The glare of fluorescent lights veiled the four women. Four voices came out of the yellow light they would soon trade for the smoky, red atmosphere of the stage. They would soon open for Grammy Award winning gospel singer CeCe Winans at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center. . . .

Broyhill stage manager, Dave Briggs announced the group. "A couple of years ago Purpose opened for another band, whose name is obscure to me now. But I remembered their voices and their talent and here they are," Briggs said. . . .

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"Love of Music and the Lord Binds the Women of PURPOSE"

By Lauren Willilamson

. . . But all of the glitz and trophies bestowed upon them haven't strayed them from what they say is ultimately their goal. "That was all just a bonus," McKesson said. "We didn't set out to win anything; that was just the cherry on top of the cake." Mills said Purpose's ministry touches many people's lives, not only with its music, but because of the Lord's presence in their lives.
"There is more to us than singing," she said. "Singing gets us in the door, then God takes over. "... some groups make the Christian life look hard..."

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"PURPOSE Wants To Liven Up Album"

By April Blakeney

PURPOSE is a vocal group with soul. They set up an impromptu singing session Saturday afternoon; tapping toes and clapping hands in a downtown alleyway. They hope for the same carefree energy in upcoming weeks during a live recording. . . .

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http://home.bellsouth.net/p/s/community.dll?ep=87&subpageid=282377&ck= - The News Herald (01/18/2007)

"Blending With PURPOSE"

By Tracy Farnham

Local Christiain recording group PURPOSE is embarking on a new venture. . . .

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"Women Receive More Than Food at Ministry Breakfast"

By Blaka Abee

The gospel group, PURPOSE, ignited those in attendance to worship God with hand-clapping, toe-tapping, hand raising and audible praising as the quartet sang several medleys.

- The News Herald (02/01/07)

"Caldwell Arts Council Announces Grants"

Staff Contributor Ann DeSanto

The Regional Artist Project Grant Program receives support from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina, the Burke Arts Council, the Caldwell Arts Council, the Catawba County Council for the Arts, the Rock School Arts Foundation, the Hiddenite Center and McDowell Arts and Crafts Association.

Regional Artist Project Grant recipients for 2006-07 are: Burke County, Betty Leigh Gardner-Pottery, PURPOSE-music. - The News Herald (12/14/06)


"According to HIS PURPOSE" has sold over 1500 copies and has regular airplay on local Christian stations.

"PURPOSE Live" is scheduled for release in May, 2007.


Feeling a bit camera shy


With the musical influences of artists such as CeCe Winans, Yolanda Adams, Mary Mary and Selah; PURPOSE is known for their harmonic blend and their inspirational, uplifting, and heartfelt performances. In addition to their sound, PURPOSE brings to the stage an ability to connect with their audience by luring them into an interactive and empowering experience through self-reflective humor and the sharing of personal triumphs.

Formed in October 2001 and at a mere seven months after inception, PURPOSE won the first ever small groups competition of the Babbie Mason Music Conference International and earned the accolades of being the conference's overall Grand Prize winner. As a result, PURPOSE went on to compete internationally at the Gospel Music Association "Seminar in the Rockies" in Estes Park, Colorado; placing 4th in the group category. In late 2002, PURPOSE recorded their debut project entitled, "According To His...PURPOSE".

Now approaching their 6th year of music ministry, PURPOSE has performed their unique a capella version of "The Star Spangled Banner" (twice) for the NFL team Carolina Panthers (Monday Night Football aired on the NFL channel with a stadium of 73,000 fans), the ECHL Charlotte Checkers hockey team and the MBL Hickory Crawdads baseball team. PURPOSE has opened for such gospel artists as multiple Grammy Award winner CeCe Winans, Dove Award winner Ron Kenoly, Alicia Williamson-Garcia, Babbie Mason, Christian comedian Dennis Swanberg, and gospel rapper/actor, T-Bone. PURPOSE most recently played to a packed house in Western North Carolina delivering a Live Recording Concert accompanied by background vocalists and one of the most gifted bands in the area. This sophomore project, "PURPOSE Live", is expected to be released in late spring of this year.

PURPOSE has ventured to Colorado, Virginia, South Carolina, and Georgia driven to fulfill their mission of "impacting the WORLD with the good news of Jesus Christ".