About The Sounds of Joy

If you have ever heard of “Silver Springs- Home of the Glass Bottom Boats”, located in north central Florida, then you know where The Sounds of Joy call home. For twenty-three years the group has traveled throughout Florida to as far north as Portsmouth, Ohio, and as far west as Meridian, Mississippi. Their mission: delivering the gospel of Jesus Christ through song.

This anointed ministry team is Bible-believing, born-again Christians who feel called to go wherever the Lord leads them.

The Sounds of Joy have been serving through song since the mid 1980’s. They were known then as “GloryBound”. There have been many changes to the group since then. We praise God for sending so many talented people to this ministry to sing His praises.

The current members of the group are: Gary Bennett and Jennifer Bennett.

While everyone enjoys doing God’s work, the main purpose of the group is to see one more soul come to know Jesus as their personal Savior.

Gary Bennett

Group Profile: Sound Engineer / Manager

Born: 1958 in Ocala, Florida

Residence: Ocala, Florida

Saved: July 2001

Favorite Group: The Happy Goodmans

Favorite Song: God Walks the Dark Hills

Daughter—Kristy; Madyson
Seven Grandchildren—Emma, Ava, Elana, Cayson, Leah, Evelyn, Austin

Day Job: Residential Contractor

Other Interests: Family, Camping, Scuba Diving, Deep Sea Fishing

Misc: Love to put God in charge and watch Him mold the clay

Jennifer Bennett

Group Profile: Vocals

Born: February 1973 in Montgomery, West Virginia

Residence: Ocala, Florida

Saved: October 1994

Favorite Group: The Perrys

Favorite Song: Amazing Grace

Daughter—Kristy; Madyson
Seven Grandchildren—Emma, Ava, Elana, Cayson, Leah, Evelyn, Austin

Day Job: 4th Grade Teacher at Harbour View Elementary

Other Interests: Spending time with family and friends

Misc: I love to look back and see the things God has done for me in my life.

Statement of Faith

1) We believe there is one true God and Jesus Christ is His Holy Son. We believe that He is the living Word and that by Him and through Him all things were made.

2) We believe that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, and brought the dead back to life.

3) We believe in the cross that Jesus—God’s sacrificial Lamb, shedding His blood—was crucified on as an atonement for the sins of all the world, and that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.

4) We believe in the resurrection. That on the third day Jesus rose from the tomb conquering death, hell, and the grave. Today He sits on the right hand of the Father and that, because He lives, we shall live also.

5) We believe in the church—a harbor for souls where God is glorified, saints are edified, grace is multiplied, and mercy is magnified.

6) We believe in the Holy Spirit Who lives within all who are saved by grace through faith. He is our Comforter, our Friend, and our Guide.

7) We believe that one day Jesus will come again to claim His own, and prove once and for all that He is King of kings and Lord of lords.

More than just a creed, this is what WE believe.