The ministry of the Jay Stone Singers began in the small North Carolina town of Hope Mills, in October of 1976. Jay Stone, the group’s founder, was serving as the choir director at his home church, Mount Carmel Pentecostal Holiness, in Fayetteville, NC. Having been involved with various local Southern Gospel groups for most of his adult life; Jay was beginning to feel that God was directing him to take his ministry back on the road. However, this time would be different because the group was to be made up of Jay, his wife Mary, their 14-year-old son Jeff, their 11-year-old daughter Sharona, and a few close friends.
In June of 1984 Bobby Carter joined the group to sing tenor and play the bass guitar. Bobby and Sharona were married in November of 1987.
In January of 2010 Jay and Mary Stone decided it was time to retire from all of the traveling. They continue to be a vital part of this ministry, covering it with their prayers, and also managing the group business. On stage today you will find Bobby and Sharona Carter and their children, Stone Carter and Emma Carter.
During the last 37 years of ministering through song, this family has traveled in approximately 25 states, Canada and Mexico. Over the years they have recorded several projects. The Jay Stone Singers currently record at Crossroads Music.
This family group provides an exciting evangelistic ministry. Their desire is to witness to the lost, encourage the hurting and motivate others to grow the Kingdom of God. The close family harmonies are sure to please your ears, but the anointing and love of God will stir your soul.