The original Gospel Saints were organized in 2004 by Ed Williams, Billy Finney, and Patrick Ellis.
They were organized under the name of the Heaven Bound Singers of Chicago which consisted
of several member's. After discovering that another group had the same name, The Heaven Bound
of Indiana. The group decided to change their name. It was agreed upon that the group would be
called "The Gospel Saints."
Things began to happen for the group. They recorded their first album "Thank You Lord" in 2004 with
John Asphy, Ed Williams, Cleve Hill, Thravis Butler, Willie Gaylord Amderson which was loved by many radio personalities
of Chicago, and among their peers. Several of the member's sought out new ventures, which called for replacements.
Ed remained steadfast and unmovable due to the circumstances and made a vow that he would not let the group die off
The year 2010 was a new era that surprised many. Ed Williams paid a visit to Pastor Perry Mamon in the hospital
where he was recovering from surgery. They had previously been booked together at a concert by Mamon who knew
some of the member's of the Gospel Saints, and Ed and Mamon coming to realize that they had worked for the same
company in Chicago without really knowing each other for many years. Mamon was singing with a well known gospel group,
The Dynamic Mighty Wings which he was a member for 38 years. While visiting Mamon in the hospital, Ed began to
share with him some of his concerns for music, and whe he had in mind, and the possibility of them working to together.
Mamon said he would give it his ultimate consideration when released from the hospital. Although weak from surgery, Ed and
Pastor Mamon managed to make harmony on a tune Ed started to sing. This proved to be magic!
After Mamon was released from the hospital, they wrote and recorded nine songs in a three month period
with the assistance of Cleophus Hill who later joined Ed and Mamon, becoming Cleophus, Mamon and
Williams. They recorded an album, and was signed by the Tate Music Group, Oklahoma City, OK for one
year. Cleve (Cleophus) decided to move in another direction, and Ed and Mamon brought in two other
well known singer's and musician, Thravis Butler, and Willie Gaylord Anderson. This union brought the
new name of "The New Gospel Saints."