Bluegrass For The Soul
Brothers Jack Roberson, Bill Jones, and Bobby Richardson haven't
forgotten how to have a Holy Ghost party. When these ole boys get together the Spirit
of God begins to move in mighty ways. Amen!
Samples from Practice Session:
(In Studio Rehearsals)
When our schedule permits, the Sagewood Boys play at senior citizens diners,
church services, various community events and functions, graduations, and reunions at no charge.
This is a Free Outreach Ministry. All donations received are used to help
defray our expenses, and to support, promote and maintain this all volunteer ministry far and wide.
Bro. Jack Roberson.
Born and raised in the farm lands of the Mississippi Delta (Cleveland, MS), I know what hard work is all about. As a
young man, I started playing music on my dad's old guitar. It wasn't too long before I was playing and singing in an old
country store for tips and cold drinks. Later on, I married my sweet heart and we started our life together with very
little except an undying love for one another. It was several years later when
I received the Holy Ghost, and felt a very definite calling upon my life. In 1976,
we moved to Bogue Chitto to start a work for God. By the way, God always blessed. And, during every revival I preached as an
evangelist, somebody received the Holy Ghost. After coming to Bogue Chitto, and for many years, I worked at my trade as a
mechanic in order to support myself and the Church. And, I also fulfilled all of the duties of a pastor (24/7 day and night).
However, due to my health, I retired, and closed my shop several years ago. There have been many trials and tests through the
years. But, Bogue Chitto is where my heart, my burden and my vision is. -Jack Roberson
Bro. Bill & Kathy Jones.
I was born in 1948 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and grew up in a main line denominational church. Most of my Bible teaching
came from my dear old Grandma, the most God fearing person I knew. God blessed me with an ear for music at an early age. When
I was in the second grade, my mother skipped a few meals at work so I could have a dollar to order my first musical instrument
... a harmonica ... from the old Wayne Rainey Gospel Show (which used to come on the radio back in the 1950's). Then, when I
was about 14, I got my first guitar. And, about the same time I joined the Junior High (school) band, and learned to play the
trombone. By the age of 16, I was playing in a (1960's) rock and roll band. A little later, I started my own band. And, it
became one of the best bands around. Not only were we good, and played many venues and events, but our manager had scheduled
our first (demo) record in New Orleans, LA. However, I got drafted, and had to go off to war. When I got back from Viet Nam
I had grown up, to say the least. And, many of the old things just wasn't important to me anymore. I got married, and was just
very thankful to God for my safe return home. My life became busy with making a living and raising a family. Then it happened!
My four year old son was diagnosed with a terrible skin disease which the doctors said he would have for the rest of his life.
I was devastated, and cried out to God for help. One night a young man came by the place I worked, and said God was healing
people down at the church he went to. At that time, I knew nothing about the Apostles One God Monotheistic doctrine, Jesus name
baptism, receiving the Holy Ghost, laying on of hands and Divine Healing. My pastor (at that time) told me to stay away
from "them folks" because they would lead me astray. But, I was very desperate for my son to be healed. And, I got up enough
nerve to go, and have them pray for him. After the prayer, I was saddened to see that my son still wasn't healed. The minister
asked me if I had expected the disease to be gone. And, I told him, "Yes! Of course". After which, he told me that with that
kind of faith my son would be completely healed within a few days. And, Praise God! The disease was completely gone in 3 days,
and has never returned. In 1973, I got baptized in the precious name of Jesus, received the Holy Ghost, and started playing
music for the Lord. My family all but disowned me, but they could NOT deny the miracle of healing my son received. In 1977
I moved to Brookhaven, MS, where I still live today, and have since learned to play the fiddle ... and developed a love for
Blue Grass Gospel Music. Also, I am very happy to be part of the First Apostolic Church Family in Bogue Chitto, MS, where I
play and sing ... and started The Sagewood Boys. God has healed me many times through the years. And, I'm so glad our God is
still in the healing business. And, I'm very grateful He allowed this wayward child to find his way ... and find what he had
been looking for all along. ~Bill Jones
Bro. Bobby Richardson.
Born on Christmas Day in 1952, the fourth of five children. I grew up on a small family farm in Bogue Chitto, Mississippi.
Hard work, responsibility, respect for my elders, and treating people the way I want to be treated was instilled in me at a
very young age. Graduating from high school on May 18, 1970, at the age of 17, in a class of about 35, I left home and
married three days later. Carolyn and I started our life together young and naive 39 years ago, this year. She and
I have 3 beautiful daughters, Mary, Rebekah and Elizabeth, and 5 wonderful grandchildren. On June 7, 2003, I had a near fatal
motorcycle accident. And, on April 3, 2007, I underwent cancer surgery. For whatever reason, God left me here a while longer.
And, I continue the work He has called me to do. Currently, I teach Sunday morning Bible studies each week, play guitar and
sing at the First Apostolic Church in Bogue Chitto.
God has been exceedingly good to me. -Bobby G. Richardson
In early 2009, at the encouragement of Bro. Bill Jones, a very talented musician and singer,
several of us started getting together at the church on an off night, for informal bluegrass,
southern gospel jam sessions. As things progressed, and word got out, we've landed several
opportunities to play and sing at several events in small community. And, we've had over a
dozen people from the community to sit in on our jam sessions, some have even joined us in
playing and singing. Everyone who has come has seemed to enjoy it immensely. At some point,
we decided we needed a name. And, when it came down to two names being considered, we asked
a visitor to flip a coin. As a result, we became known as The Sagewood Boys. It is our desire
to make our music available on CDs for donations only, AND online as free downloads, as we are
NOT involved in this ministry for hire, or to make money. All donations that come in will go to
support this ministry, and to make CDs, Bible studies, tracts and other edifying material available
to others without cost or obligation. Please keep us in your prayers as we endeavor to do a unique
but very effective work for God. To reach, bless and inspire many souls. Thanks, and God bless from
Pastor Jack Roberson, Bro. Bill Jones and Bro. Bobby Richardson.
When in the Bogue Chitto, MS. area and would like to set up an appearance or make an inquiry, please contact The Sagewood Boys at:
P.O. Box 377, Bogue Chitto, MS 39629
Phone: (601) 695-8173
Or simply by Email