Bro. Roy Gaines
Lead Guitar Player
I am from Marietta Oklahoma, I started singing and playing the guitar at my home church, Nazarene Baptist church, at the age of fourteen.
The first Gospel group that I first started playing for was the Jones Gospel Airs in 1968 until 1971.
I joined the US Air Force in 1971 and was stationed at Mather AFB Sacramento CA, where I joined the Heavenly Tones of Sacramento CA and played the bass guitar until 1973 and then I joined the Clouds of Glory of Sacramento and currently I am still playing bass guitar.
I was stationed at March AFB 1975 and formed the gospel group called The New Hope Gospel singers of March AFB CA., and I also formed a Gospel singing group at Lajes Field Azores Base Chapel 1977 where I singed and played the guitar until 1979.
In 1993, I joined the Century Chapel CME Church Male Chorus renamed The Soul Crusaders playing guitar, keyboard, and singing until present.
Meanwhile also playing guitar in 1995, I started a Gospel singing group The Gospel Tones, and also played the guitar for the Spiritual Five of Sacramento CA until 2000, I also played the guitar and bass guitar briefly for The Gospel Highlights of Sacramento CA.
In 2002, I started the Gospel group called The Spiritual Travelers until 2003, then I formed the Faithful Few until 2005.
Continuing to play for the Soul Crusaders and joined The Sons of Salvation of Sacramento in 2013 to present.