Rev. Robert Akers?
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2015-09-04 01:07:18 UTC
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Anyone familiar with the Holiness preacher/singer Reverend Robert Akers?
He's got one track on the Rounder Cd "Children of the Heav'nly King" and
also appears in the Chase the Devil docmentary. In the film, they say
he's from Hillsville Virginia.
He sounds like Brother Claude Ely and other tent revival stuff. I think
the Rounder recordings were made by Blanton Owen.
Is he still alive? Has he made any other recordings?
Dave Murray
I knew him well and was in services with him as a kid in the 60's and 70's and then later on in the 80's and 90's. He had a church in Hillsville Va but preached in my area of Lydia, Va and area for many years. He did move up this way when his wife passed away about a couple miles from me. I haven't see in maybe 5 years so not sure where he is now but last I knew he was still living. He probably is about 80 now. Was a great preacher and a great songwriter. I think he was in some meeting with Bro Claude Ely in his younger days.
2017-03-18 23:48:47 UTC
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Yes Bob is still alive and preaching. Still living in the Hillsville area. He has several recordings as well.