BIn early 1993 a family ministry was born. The Dunaways were only babes in Christ, and in-experienced but they were eager and willing to do whatever and go where-ever God wanted.They began traveling in the family car sharing a simple testimony of how God changed their lives. Most of the services would be filled with gospel singing.
A couple of years later, since their ministry was mostly music oriented, it was a big surprise to the family one night when Brother Dunaway started to give his usual testimony. He opened his bible and an hour or so later he had preached the glory down and the altars filled with hungry souls. Their ministry would never be the same again!
,When Kanah, (the Dunaways daughter and youngest child) was only eleven years old, they entered the studio as a family group for the first time. Over the next few years they would record a few custom albums and begin to receive regional airplay.
God blessed and allowed The Dunaways to return to the studio for a new project in 2001. This project was the launching pad for a national music ministry.
God graciously allowed The Dunaways to be used to minister both in a pastorate position as well as to people all over the country through christian radio.
Their music has become a mainstay on Christian radio nationwide with chart topping hits, record sales, and they have garnered multiple awards and nominations. Ongoing acceptance by radio includes the continued exposure of their music by the Singing News Radio Network based in Nashville, Sirius XM, multiple other radio networks and gospel radio stations across the country and some abroad. Some of the larger venues where they have appeared include Silver Dollar City, Dollywood, Crabbfest, The National Quartet Convention, Gospel Music Television World Premier, and radio programs including Front Porch Fellowship, The Gospel Greats with Paul Heil, and The Midnight Jamboree with Dottie Rambo.
The Dunaways made a history making climb into the retail charts a few years ago when their radio single "When Theres No Hope (There is Grace) became the first southern gospel single to reach the top of 5 different charts at Amazon.com. Topping the movers and shakers list for several days bumping out Taylor Swift and Kanye West.
"We have never seen a faith based song dominate our secular sales charts like the Dunaways did," stated Millie Harden of Amazon.
The Dunaways song continued to climb at other digital retailers like Apple iTunes and Napster with units tossing them into the Top 10 and ending the week to become the highest selling southern gospel single in the history of the Nielsen digital soundscan era and becoming the highest debuting song for the month in Singing News Magazine.
Today The Dunaways are working in full time ministry now approaching their 25rd year. For the past 19 years they have pastored what they feel is the most wonderful church in the world, New Zion Pentecostal Church, Philadelphia, MS.
Randall and Tammy are near their children and five grand babies. Caleb Sanderson lives nearby.
Landon lives in Compton, AR and has just joined the Dunaways on the road full-time.
Whether it's pastoring, teaching Sunday School, doing church work, or ministering to people with their music, The Dunaways stay quite busy just living for God. It is their desire that the Lord would continue to use them in what ever way he chooses.