Ben Pegues was recently elected the Executive Director of the Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame board. He replaces Lou Wills Hildreth, who held the position for over a decade. Hildreth plans to stay on the board but not as an officer. Pegues has been heavily involved in the Texas Gospel music scene for many years. He taught voice at the Stamps School of Music and is a nationally recognized Gospel music historian and contributor to a number of publications.
The Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame was founded in 1985 with the inductions of V. O. Stamps and J. R. Baxter. Since then, almost 100 very gifted Texans have been inducted. Last years induction ceremony celebrated the induction of Guy Penrod, The Plainsmen, The Inspirationals and others. Many of the legends of Gospel music are in the TGMHF: Glen Payne, Les Beasley, The Chuck Wagon Gang, W. B. Nowlin, Joe Roper, Frank Stamps and Marion Snider to name a few.