About The New Calvary Echoes
The New Calvary Echoes were the original members of the family group known as, “Conrad Cook and the Calvary Echoes." They have been a well known name in the gospel music field for many years. They sung full time from 1993 until Conrad went home to be with the Lord on June 29, 2004. While they were together, they sung on many of the Gaither Homecoming videos and Praise Gatherings. They were and still are one of Gospel Music Television's most requested groups.
Conrad Cook was a well known song writer. When he sung with his family group, they sung many of his songs such as, “Moses, Take Your Shoes Off", “Hallelujah to the Lamb" and “Standing on Holy Ground", just to name a few. Many of today's most noted groups still sing and record his songs. For instance, The Kingsmen Quartet recorded “Saints Will Rise", “The Old Ship of Zion", “The Glory Road" and several others. Palmetto State Quartet, Paid In Full, The Trio, The Squire Parsons Trio, The Inspirations, The Lefevres, Teddy Huffam and the Gems, The Nelons, and Valor have sung his songs as well.
Cliff and Robyn are carrying on the family Ministry. They will always be a Ministering duet that loves to tell others about Jesus through their songs and their testimonies. They count it a great honor and a great privilege to travel still and share the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
If you ever get the chance to be with Cliff and Robyn in a service, don't allow the opportunity to pass you by. You will be blessed by the Anointing that God has placed on their Ministry. You will come away a stronger Christian and if you are lost or away from God you will hear the message, the good news, through their Ministry, and if you listen to the Message, you will feel God and you will hear His voice drawing you to the Cross where you can make things right with God. There is always room at the Cross for you.
They give God all the praise, honor and glory for allowing them the privilege to sing and write gospel music and to share the message of Jesus through song with their own unique style that they have always been noted for while keeping the family tradition alive and well.
Robyn Cook Adkins was born on March-8-1964 in Logan, WV. The only child of Conrad and Patricia. At the age of three, she began to sing at her home church where her mother was the pianist. When she was in kindergarten and elementary school, her mother would frequently receive calls that Robyn would be singing during her classes "He's got the whole world in His hands" which was very disruptive. At the age of nine, her father "Conrad" saw the love of singing in his little girls eyes. He then formed his family group called, "Conrad Cook and the Calvary Echoes". Conrad being a band and vocal director, taught her how to band score while she was in high school. Later, Robyn and Cliff were married and have three beautiful children; Jada, Cliff Jr., and Brittany. She and her husband are expecting their first grandchild in May of 2007. She received her nursing degree in 1985 and received her Doctorate Degree in music from Emmanuel Baptist University in 1999. Being a part-time hospice nurse, she was able to take care of her father during his battle with cancer, and approximately two weeks before his death on June-29-2004, he handed her the mantle to the ministry. Send me an Email
Cliff has always had a love for Gospel Music. He grew up in church singing with his sisters where their Dad the late Rev. Roy W. Adkins was pastor many years in Logan, WV. He also played the drums too. Cliff got saved when he was 14 years old at the 7&8 Holden Freewill Baptist Church in Holden, WV. He was baptized right after.
After graduating from High School in 1982, he joined the United States Air Force where he served honorably for 7 years. Cliff got away from his Christian walk not long after he joined the military. After arriving at his first duty station in Blytheville, AR. He became a member of a rock band and played in venues for the next 7 years. When he had reached rock bottom, Cliff came to himself and repented and rededicated his life back to the Lord. He devoted his life to the Lord from that point on. He joined the Temple Baptist Church in Gosnell, AR. where the Rev. William Poole was pastor. After being Honorably Discharged from the service, he came back to his home state of WV and managed his Dad's Bible Book Store in Chapmanville, WV.
Cliff started singing with his wife Robyn, her Mom Patty and her Dad Conrad Cook. They were known as Conrad Cook and the Calvary Echoes. They have been featured on several of the Gaither Homecoming videos such as: Feeling At Home, Oh Happy Day and Revival videos. Since the passing of Conrad, Cliff assumed the leadership role for the Ministry after having to change the name of the group to the New Calvary Echoes. Cliff now writes most of their new songs. Many other groups have recorded his songs as well. Here is a list of some of the groups that have recorded Cliff's songs: Conrad Cook and the Calvary Echoes, Cross 4 Crowns, Four Fold, The Toney Brothers, The Supernals, and The Tignors just to name a few.
Cliff accepted his call to preach and was ordained and licensed on April 12, 2009 by John H. Rutherford, Senior Pastor and Dean A. Hansen Associate Pastor at Faith Fellowship Church in Charleston, WV. Cliff also completed and received his Doctor Of Divinity from the Emmanuel Baptist University in Wilmington, NC on Feb-2-2015. Cliff is also a Chaplain for the Knox County Sheriff's Department in Knoxville, TN. He graduated from the Chaplain Training Course on March 31, 2015.Cliff also Ministers through song and Word each week at Assisted Living and Memory Care Facilities in Knoxville, TN and surrounding areas. He dearly loves this new added work that the Lord has placed in his life.
Cliff is married to his childhood sweetheart Robyn. They have 4 children: Cliff Jr., Jada, Brittany, and Josh. They also have 6 Grandchildren: William, Trinity, Shiloh, McKenzie, Gabriel and Harlan.Send me an Email