The longest-running original cable show aired for the last time on Sunday (July 31st) after 35 years on BET. Through every song and praise every Sunday night, Bobby Jones Gospel consistently made history. Dr. Bobby Jones united ministries, and secular and nonsecular artists for an audience desiring spiritual healing. Some of the artists to bless the show were Fantasia, Ledisi, Al Green, Patti Labelle, Gerald Levert, Dionne Warwick, Bebe & Cece Winans, Annointed Pace Sisters, The Clark Sisters, Mary Mary, and Shirley Caesar just to literally name a few. Artists and choirs made long journeys just to gain exposure on the iconic show. J Moss gave his heartfelt words of Bobby Jones Gospel mentioning that “so many ministries was birthed right from this tv show”. Dr. Bobby Jones recalled Minister Louis Farrakhan as a “profound violinist…exquisite in his own way” after playing the violin on a BET episode.
BET announced Bobby Jones Gospel’s farewell season in April 2015. Dr. Bobby Jones reflected on the past 35 years in an Interview with BET as the show came to an end.The final episode featured Kirk Franklin, Vickie Winans, Hezekiah Walker, Chicago Mass Choir, and Fred Hammond.
Thank you for your service Dr. Bobby Jones.