The Wasepi Bluegrass Gospel Singers







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Our Style is Bluegrass - Our Message is the Gospel

May God Bless America






Jack Stauffer - Banjo, Dobro, Guitar, Vocal

Eric Cowles - Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar, Vocal

Stephen Cowles - Flat top Guitar, Thumb Style Guitar, Vocal

Jim Hoyt - Doghouse Bass, Vocal

Pat Mertaugh  - Dobro & 5 String Banjo, Vocal 

Tim Rigterink - Sound, Recording, Guitar, Vocal


Our wives take care of the product tables, help set-up

and tear down, making sure that we change our socks every so often,

and patching our wounds from time to time :)

  Thank God for them.


  NOTICE: On November 16, 2021, Jack Stauffer went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. You can view Jack's obituary by clicking here. Due to the loss of Jack, we will be on hiatus for an indeterminate amount of time. When and if we get back to playing regularly, we will be sure to let everyone know. Our weekly nursing home ministry (Wasepi and Friends) will be continuing. You can stay up to date with latest news by visiting our Facebook Page.

You can view Jack's Memorial Service on YouTube here.

Eli Schwartz, who was a member of the group for many years, also went home to be with the Lord on November 6th, 2021. You could often hear him share of God's Love, Mercy and Forgiveness. He will be deeply missed by us and his family.

In 2014, "The Wasepi and Friends" started "A Home for the Elderly Ministry". It takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons or evenings. Also ministering at The St. Joe County Jail twice a month on Sunday afternoons. It's been such a blessing to be able to put a smile on someone's face and tell them The Gospel Story in song and testimony. Also helping with this ministry is Tim Rigterink and Jim Hoyt, both are Wasepiens, Joe Schlabach, a former original Wasepian, and my brother-in-law Charles Pomeroy. Occasionally there are others that stop by to help. We  feel very privileged to be able to do what we do.

We ask for Prayer support from all.



I've  been playing my Father's Dobro on occasion, doing some of the songs that He did through 30 some years of ministry. Please continue to pray for the Wasepi's, past and present.

 In John 12:32 Jesus said:

And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.




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