Darren Doyle, story:
Jerry Patton was inducted into the Kentucky Gospel Music Hall of Fame on Friday, October 20th at the annual KY State Singing Convention.
Brother Jerry, a longtime local minister, pastor, and businessman, developed a love for singing as a boy at Sweeden Missionary Baptist Church. He led singing there for a number of years until he was married to his longtime wife, Marilyn Webb Patton and moved his membership to Pleasant Union United Baptist.
He began singing in quartets around this time, first with the Commanders in 1965 to 1970, singing lead. He was soon after called to preach and ordained into the ministry in 1975 but would later sing again in a family group called The Cornerstones, where he sang bass along with daughter Andrea Brantley, nephew Adam Cottongim, and friend, LeeAnna Dennison.
Most recently, Brother Jerry has sang with The Golden Keys and his current group, the Caveland Quartet, which is scheduled to sing at the upcoming benefit event for Pam and Anthony Madison at Edmonson County High School on Saturday, November 18th.