Al “The Bishop” Hobbs, Chairman of the National Gospel Announcers Guild, Passes Away

Al HobbsOn Thursday, July 31, 2014 around 2pm EST,  Al “The Bishop” Hobbs passed away after battling with cancer. More details are yet to come but please keep the Hobbs Family, Gospel Announcers Guild and The Gospel Music Workshop of America family in your prayers.

Al “The Bishop” Hobbs was simply one of the most interesting personalities you’re likely to ever cross paths with in this industry.  Wearing as many hats as some specialty stores offer, Brother Hobbs earned the title of ‘Bishop’ with an empire to accompany it. He oversaw the operation of two gospel record labels, served as chairperson of the Gospel Announcer’s Guild and served as Vice-Chairperson of the industry’s leading organization – the Gospel Music Workshop Of America, Inc. (GMWA).

Al was one of America’s leading broadcasting, record company and Gospel music marketing and sales executives. A professional artist, announcer, meeting planner, event coordinator and successful entrepreneur, Al Hobbs was born on June 4, 1943 in Decatur, Alabama. He is the father of Alex Carrington Hobbs and Asha Gabrel Hobbs.

We send our condolences to the Hobbs’ family, friends and loved ones.