The Gospel Music Association’s Purpose

To expose, promote and celebrate the Gospel through music. How we do this: we propel the Christian & Gospel music industry through education, advocacy, research, and preservation.

Past, Present and Future Model

Founded in 1964, the GMA focuses its efforts on a past, present and future model. Through the GMA Foundation and the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame we aim to preserve the legacies (past) of those that have blazed the trail for Gospel music. Through the GMA Dove Awards we seek to support and bring awareness to the best and brightest in the current (present) Christian and Gospel music industry. We focus on the future through our training event, IMMERSE, which seeks to develop up-and-coming artists, songwriters and music business professionals.

Key Values

In addition we know that these efforts can’t accomplish nearly as much if we don’t do it with two key values in mind: community and ministry. As our mission states, we recognize that the reason we have our membership and events is simply to provide a vehicle for those that are proclaiming the powerful message of the Gospel. We also know that our Message has a much greater impact when we work together in a united effort to expand its reach and influence.

About the GMA Foundation

The mission of the GMA Foundation is to foster an appreciation for the historical development of gospel music and its impact on our culture. We invite you to be part of this special GMA Honors & Gospel Music Hall of Fame celebration. With your support we can fulfill our mission. The GMA Foundation is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Statement of Faith

1. We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God
2 Timothy 3:16

2. We believe that one God exists in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
1 Timothy 1:5

3. We believe in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, His death and resurrection for the forgiveness of our sins. And that He is with the Father in heaven.
Ephesians 1:7

4. We believe those who profess faith in Jesus Christ and the Word of God are born again.
Romans 10:10-11

5. We believe in the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit.
John 14:26-27

6. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ and the evidence of that unity being shown by how we love one another. 
John 13:35