In January of 1973 Johnny & Nelda Flanagan left the farm in West Texas to begin “Flanagan Music Ministries. They have now been on the road in evangelism for over forty years, including two or three years prior to full-time ministry. They were both saved in Twenty-Fifth Street Baptist Church in Lubbock, TX under Brother Bert J. Homer. They are sent out by the Central Baptist Church of Whitesboro, TX. Doctor Joe Patterson, Pastor. Their prayer is to "Go until They are Gone."
As a song writer, the Lord has given John almost six hundred gospel songs, including "What’s Wrong with the Old Black Book", "One More Night with the Frogs", and "I'll Prove it at the Top of the Hill". Their newest Album entitled "No, I'm Not Finished Yet" has now been released and is available online. John's songs are unique with a touch of humor bringing a biblical principal.
Nelda has been used in coordinating and teaching in Ladies Ministries and Retreats for twenty years and has launched a Christian growth ministry for ladies entitled "The Heart of Beauty". The theme and foundation of all Nelda’s lessons is “The Heartof Beauty”. The Lord has also given her songs specifically for these ministries.
Johnny and Nelda travel thirty-five to forty thousand miles each year, sing and teach in more than two-hundred churches per year. In the summer, on Friday nights they appear on Gospel Music Texas Style at Whitesboro, TX and at Highways and Hedges Ministries at various locations. They stay busy for the Lord in any way that is opened unto them. When at home, the Flanagan’s reside on Flanagan Farms in the country near Whitesboro, TX. All the ministries may be seen on www.flanaganmusic.com.
Their life verse is
"I beseech you, therefore, brethern, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." Romans 12:1-2