Meet BlueGrace's Christian Bluegrass Band Members

Jim Duck Adkins (banjo and vocals)

Jim is a professional musician, entertainer, banjo instructor, and the spokesperson for Atlanta BlueGrace (ABG). He has performed with many groups, including the UGA Men's Glee Club, the Atlanta Pops Orchestra and Cedar Hill, an Atlanta bluegrass band Jim founded in 1976.

Jim has shared festival stages with bluegrass legends Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson.  He has served as president of the Southeastern Bluegrass Association. In 2004, Jim was inducted into the Hall of Honor in the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame for his contributions to bluegrass music in Georgia.  Nicknamed "Duck", Jim is a recording artist with Cedarmont Music, LLC of Franklin Tennessee, who released "Jingle Ducks", a Christmas CD featuring Jim's duck voice.

Jim attends Grace Community Church of Marietta, Georgia where he serves as one of the worship leaders, and where ABG got their start by playing for worship services and church events.  Jim is sponsored by

Mitchell Adkins (vocals and bass)

Mitchell grew up singing bluegrass gospel music with his family, and singing contemporary Christian music with numerous praise and worship teams.  He also performed with his high school chorus.

While attending Georgia Southern University, Mitchell taught himself to play guitar, and helped lead college worship services at the Baptist Student Union and at the local Baptist church in Statesboro, Georgia.

Now, Mitchell has learned to play bass fiddle.  He is enjoying performing with ABG and playing bluegrass gospel music, once again.  Mitchell also helps lead contemporary worship at his church, First Baptist of Powder Springs, in Powder Srpings, Georgia.

Bob Christmas (fiddle and vocals)

Bob is a classically trained violonist who began playing at 10 years old. He has performed with various collegiate and community groups. Bob made the "leap" to bluegrass fiddle a few years ago. He has played with many bluegrass and contra dance bands in Georgia.

David Ellis (mandolin, dobro and lead vocals)

David is a gifted multi-instrumentalist and professional music instructor. He has played with numerous bluegrass, country and rock groups over the last 25 years and currently utilizes his talents on mandolin, fiddle, banjo and dobro.

David has recently written a dobro instructional book that may be ordered through Watch & Learn at:

Bob Haddon (guitar and vocals)

Bob played in Roy Clark's back-up band from 1970-1973. He regularly appeared on the national television show Hee Haw playing with such country music stars as Minnie Pearl, the Statler Brothers, Ray Stevens, Grandpa Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis, Kenny Rogers, John Davidson, Jody Miller and many others.

Glenn Pearson (harmonica and vocals)

Glenn spent five years as director of various internationally touring groups with Campus Crusade for Christ, appearing in hundreds of concerts on five continents. He is a seasoned studio musician and recently completed recording projects for Turner Broadcasting Network in Atlanta.

Glenn also recently wrote a Christian apologetics book entitled That's a Great Question that was named a finalist in Outreach magazine's Fifth Annual Outreach Resource of the Year Contest, in the personal evangelism category. It has been endorsed by Ravi Zacharias and Josh McDowell.
To order a copy, or for more information, click on this link: or go to and search by author, Glenn Pearson, or by title, That's a Great Question.


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