organization known as the “Texas Gospel Announcers
Guild – GMWA, Inc.” referred to as TGAG was formed
by William "Bill the Mailman" Martin, in Austin
Texas, and eight other members in 1989.
The organization encompasses chapters in Austin,
Bryan, Dallas, Houston, Lufkin, San Antonio, and
Waco. We are a non-profit, interdenominational,
inter-racial, and voluntary association of gospel
announcers, artists and other industry
Our Goals and Objectives:
We embrace all gospel music genres and art forms of
praise as an approach to achieve the following
To enhance and
upgrade the creation and presentation of Gospel
music throughout the world.
To provide a
platform and forum for the presentation of
Gospel music art on all performance levels.
To open new
geographical regions, conventional and
non-conventional venues where gospel talent on
all levels of development can perform before
broadcast time of Gospel Music.
scholarships for educational advancement within
the genre of Gospel and other African-American
To unify all
components of the Gospel music industry in the
common goal of achieving a greater level of
acceptance for Gospel music throughout the
programs targeted to youth and young adults that
teach the principles of Christianity, worship
ethics, social responsibility and citizenship
through the disciplines of Gospel music art.
To recognize and
honor individual contributions and achievements
of pioneers in gospel music.
To foster the
performance of excellence by commending artistic
excellence in the creation and presentation of