ngm history

Nancy Goudie is the CEO & co-founder of ngm. In 1980 God very clearly called Ray & Nancy to leave their home, jobs, family, friends and even their dog in Scotland and follow him on an adventure for the next 40 plus years. During their first nine months they founded the band called Heartbeat. Ray was the drummer and Nancy was one of the singers in the band. Heartbeat wrote the songs Come On And Celebrate and Heal Our Nation as well as many others. Through the work of Heartbeat they literally saw thousands of lives transformed. Many became Christians and came to know and love God. Many were healed and touched physically, emotionally and spiritually by the love and power of God.

In 1985, God gave Heartbeat a deep desire for revival. During this time they also released singles that broke into the mainstream charts. Heartbeat appeared on many radio and television shows including the BBC’s chart show and Top of the Pops. As they continued to develop and in line with their growing vision to see a new generation reached for God, they changed their name in 1989 to ngm. With Heartbeat finishing in 1991, a new chapter had begun.

ngm birthed many new bands and artists including 65dba, dba, Steve, T-Girl, Andy Hunter, Hydro and Underdown amongst many others. They also established partnerships with many churches where they planted new wineskins to reach out to unchurched young people and see them develop in their faith. Many artists and musicians were sent to work with the churches to help them reach out to their community through the ngm bands and artists.

ngm also developed their unique training programmes for creatives which has seen many exciting artists released in strategic places in both the mainstream industry and in serving the church. Many of those who have been trained in ngm are now working across the world in the mainstream industries such as in the music industry, clubland, theatre world and also in the media. Others went on to work in the church as youth workers, worship leaders and pastors.

In 1997 we saw the birthing of the Nancy Goudie Spiritual Health Weekends which are rapidly expanding both in the UK and also in Spain. When Heartbeat finished, Nancy began to speak in various churches, events and conferences. As well as being a speaker, Nancy is also an author who works in TV and Radio too. She has written 17 books to date, produces her own magazine and also has produced many meditation and spoken word CD’s.

Ray pioneered new musical productions such as the very successful Pop Opera luv esther. Ray also directed Broadway Live and The Prodigals. Since Ray’s death in 2016, ngm went on to release Jazz On Broadway and Songs from the Shows.

In 2001 Ray, Nancy and the whole of ngm completed a huge walk of faith, having seen God release £3million to purchase and build an amazing performing arts facility in Thornbury, where we are based. The premier arts facility includes recording studios, performance venue, rehearsal rooms, dance studio and podcast studio. Nancy is writing a book at present which is autobiographical in style and will give many of the stories over the last 40 years of working for God.

We work across many different denominations and have friendships with lots of national church leaders. Our main heart and vision continues to be that we see lives transformed in everything we do.