Peden Williams

Peden Williams was born in Bucharest, Romania in 1997. He was adopted as a baby and has lived in Concord, North Carolina ever since. Peden was born again in the summer of 2014 when he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior.  

In 2014, Peden was introduced to Bluegrass music through a small radio station that would play the traditional greats like Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, and The Stanley Brothers. He immediately fell in love with the sound of the banjo, and the drive that it has in a bluegrass song. 

In Early 2015, Peden attended his first bluegrass jam session at the E.H Montgomery General Store in Gold Hill, N.C. This was the first time he saw someone play a banjo in person. Soon after, his grandpa bought him his first banjo. Peden then began taking lessons with Ronnie Hatley at Ron’s Pickin’ Parlor in Stanfield, NC. 

In the spring of 2015, Peden saw a bluegrass band preform for the first time at Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Concord, NC. This band was The Gospel Plowboys. Ever since then , Peden has always been a huge fan of The Gospel Plowboys and their ministry. 

Peden joined the band in the fall of 2021. He stressed, “It’s a blessing to be able to join this great ministry of spreading God’s word through music! I’m so thankful that God gave me this talent and I get to use it to glorify Him! Following in the footsteps of John Goodson, and Charles Honeycutt, is very humbling. I’ve always been a fan of The Gospel Plowboys, and it’s a privilege to honor the late David Murph and the late John Goodson by continuing the mission that they started!”