Group Members

(Partial List)

Calvin Runion (????-????)
Jimmy Pearson (????-2021)
Rita Pearson (????-Present)
Corey Pearson (????-Present)
Joseph Brown (????-2015)
Lamar Newton (????-????)
Michael Lott (????-????)
Matt Dibler (????-2011)
Jeremy Chupp (2010-2012)
Harold Reed (2013-2015)
Howard Welborn (????-????)
Asbury Adkins (????-????)
Phil Bramlet (????-????)
Morris Willis (????-????)
L M Thorne (????-????)
Jerry Redd (????-????)
Mike Pinion (????-????)
Lewis Williams (????-????)
Scott Corn (????-????)
Roy Abercrombie (????-????)
Alex Utech (2015-2019)
Zach Flowers (????-Present)
Jordan Hamby (2014-Present)
Bill Lawrence (2019-20??)
Butch Owens (2021)

The Diplomats (1968-Present)


The Diplomats were based in Carrollton, Georgia.


1973 New Horizons (Skylite Records/SLP-6129): The Hundred Dollar Bill Story; Why Me; King Jesus; I've Got That Old Time Religion; The Unseen Hand; I Never Shall Forget The Day; Lord, I'm Listening; God Showed His Love To Me; He'll Go With You; A Feeling Deep Within.

???? Gospel Heaven (Tri-State Recording Company/733237): God Did; Ten Thousand Years; So High; Oh What A Mountain; Gospel Heaven; I Should Have Been Crucified; I Want To Know More; The Old Rugged Cross; The Dark Is Gone; He's The Only One. (Jimmy Pearson, Jerry Redd, L.M. Thorne, Calvin Runion, Lewis Williams; Mike Pinion, Scott Corn).

???? Coming On Strong (Diplomats Records): I Wonder How John Felt; Crown Him King; The Dearest Friend I Ever Had; Lost, Searching, Found; Tell Me The Story Again; That's What I See, The Cross; Sittin' Around The Table Of The Lord; I Can Tell You The Time; Hold To God's Unchanging Hand; Just A Closer Walk With Thee. (Jimmy Pearson, Jerry Redd, L.M. Thorne, Calvin Runion, Morris Willis, Mike Pinion).

???? Introducing The Exciting Diplomats (Diplomats Records/1638): Great Great Morning; The Lighthouse; Old Swimming Hole; God Has No Certain Dwelling Place; Let's All Go Down To The River; I'll Have A New Body; I Find No Fault In Him; Each Step I Take; Jesus Hold My Hand; I'll Meet You In The Morning. (Calvin Runion, L.M. Thorne; Jimmy Pearson, Roy Abercrombie, Morris Willis, Mike Pinion).

???? Cultivating Flowers (Praise Records/1544): Cultivating Flowers; Show Me Thy Ways Lord; Let Me Live; My God Is Real; Just Can't Make It Without The Lord; My Jesus; Hide Thou Me; Where Could I Go; Waiting For The Call; Jesus Is Leading Me. (Morris Willis, Calvin Runion, Phil Bramlet, Howard Welborn, Asbury Adkins).

???? Diplomats Sing Favorite Hymns (Custom Records): I Would Not Be Denied; Near The Cross; Softly And Tenderly; Let The Lower Lights Be Burning; How Great Thou Art; Is It Well With Your Soul; Lord I'm Coming Home; When We All Get To Heaven; Hand In Hand With Jesus; Someday.

2007 New Horizons (C P Productions): Come And Dine; Heís Coming Again; The Greatest Love; Be Ready To Go; When I Call; Meet Me Over On The Other Side; I Know He Still Loves Me; When I Cross To The Other Side Of Jordan; The Eastern Gate; Canít Stop And Wonít Sit Down; He Is. (Jimmy Pearson, Rita Pearson, Corey Pearson, Joseph Brown, Lamar Newton).

2008 Live In West Virginia (C P Productions/DQL02): He Changed My Life; Come And Dine; Canít Stop And Wonít Sit Down; Holy Hills; Introductions; Lonesome Road; He Is; Brand New Home; The Greatest Love; Child Of The King; Thanks To Calvary; Heís Coming Back; Joy Comes In The Morning. (Jim Pearson, Rita Pearson, Corey Pearson, Joseph Brown, Michael Lott).
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