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NEWS: Karen Peck Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree In Divinity

By May 19, 2016News

Toccoa Falls College Taps Karen Peck As 2016 Commencement Speaker 

Dahlonega, Georgia (May 19, 2016) On Saturday May 14th Karen Peck received the double honor of speaking at the Toccoa Falls College 2016 Commencement, in addition, Dr. Bob Myers awarded her an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Divinity

Dr. Bob Myers stated, “It was my privilege to bestow the Honorary Doctor In Divinity Degree to Karen Peck Gooch for her lifetime Ministry of service to the Kingdom of God.”

The Toccoa Falls College website stated, ” Karen Peck is the lead singer for the four time Grammy nominated Karen Peck and New River and is a three-time GMA Dove Award winner. She served two terms, 2010 and 2011, as the first woman president for the SGMA (Southern Gospel Music Association).

She has received many honors and accolades. In 2012, she landed a part in the movie, Joyful Noise, which also had her performing the song “Mighty High” on the film’s soundtrack. Karen has an acting role in the faith-based film Redeemed.

Karen Peck and New River was formed in 1991. They have had several number one hits such as ‘Four Days Late’, ‘Hold Me While I Cry’, ‘I Want To Thank You’, ‘On The Banks Of The Promised Land’, ‘Revival’, ‘Finish Well’, and ‘Pray Now’ just to name a few.

Karen is very honored to serve on the Board of Directors for Abraham Productions. She resides in Dahlonega, Ga. along with her husband, Rickey Gooch, and two children, Matthew and Kari.”

Karen commented, “It was a wonderful day! Special thanks to Dr. Bob Myers for awarding me with an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Divinity from Toccoa Falls College. I am so thankful and honored!” 

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About Karen Peck and New River
No doubt the most popular mixed trio in Gospel Music, Karen Peck and New River are a music powerhouse in the music industry. With hit after hit and multiple number one songs, they are one of the most sought after groups today. Karen is known country flair and for having possibly the finest and highest soprano voice in any genre of music. Karen was also recipient of the Susan Unthank Memorial Award, an award given by Absolutely Gospel Music only to women who have excelled in their work in a man’s world. Karen had a feature role in the hit movie “Joyful Noise”, starring Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah. New River’s hit song “Four Days Late” has become a classic in Gospel music. 

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