Presenters

King's Herald, Musicians

 

 

Thirty-four men have been a part of the King’s Heralds since its founding in 1927. They’ve recorded over 100 albums in thirty different languages in a variety of musical styles, making them a favorite with audiences of all ages. The rich blend, harmony and balance of their a cappella style has been enjoyed not only the United States, but also in over 50 countries including the islands of the Caribbean, all of Latin America, the South Pacific, Australia, Asia and Africa. Their audiences have included heads of state, governors, ambassadors and other dignitaries.

The 2020 King's Herald Quartet includes Don Scroggs, Mark Ringwelski, John Watkins and Jeff Pearles.

 

Elder Stephen McPherson

 

Steve McPherson has served the Adventist Church for 54 years, as a pastor, evangelist, departmental director and administrator. He was president of the Idaho Conference for 22 years, president the Alaska Conference and also served in varying capacities in the Minnesota and Arizona conferences.

He enjoys the world of ideas, especially Biblical solutions and guidance for everyday living.  He has full confidence in God’s guidance with regard to the future.

His interests include international and domestic travel, modes of transportation and time with family.

 

Dr. Stan Hudson

 

 

 

Stan Hudson was born and raised in Los Angeles and was captured by Hollywood’s positive images of science. Having been introduced to rockhounding as a youth, he enrolled as a geology major at the University of California at Riverside. After experiencing some disappointments and challenges to his worldview, he became a Christian and enrolled at Loma Linda University as a theology major, completing a bachelor’s degree there. He went on to earn a Master of Divinity degree from Andrews Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. However, he never lost his love for earth sciences and issues related to origins.

He is co-host of nationally syndicated LifeTalk Radio’s Sink the Beagle, a lighthearted look at the subject of creationism and evolutionism. A resource person for the Adventist church on origin issues sometimes involving television, Dr. Hudson lectures widely to groups, both secular and religious.

He is married to Cynthia, a registered dietician, and they have two children. He currently serves the North Pacific Union Conference as the director of their new Creation Study Center.

 

Dr Thomas Toews

 

Thomas Toews is associate professor of religion at Union College where he has taught for the last five years. He received his undergraduate degree from Pacific Union College, and an MDiv and a PhD in Historical Theology from Andrews University. He teaches a variety of classes in the areas of theology and Old Testament, but he most enjoys encouraging students to think like an Adventist.  

He is currently writing a book on Christian doctrines for use in Adventist colleges. With experience both in the classroom and as an ordained minister, he enjoys bringing Adventist theology alive to both new believers and seasoned Christians.

Tom and his wife, Lena, along with their two boys, reside in Lincoln, Nebraska.

 

Elder Mark Weir

 

Elder Mark Weir is vice president of administration and education superintendent of the Dakota Conference. He graduated from Union College in 1983, married his Maplewood Academy sweetheart Judy Kraft from Colorado, and began ministry in the Minnesota Conference. He has served in the Washington Conference and the last nine years in the Upper Columbia Conference as pastor, and ministerial director since 2015. Weir also taught at Auburn Adventist Academy for 10 years as Chaplain and Sophomore Bible teacher. While in that capacity, he directed local and overseas mission projects involving his students as part of the Bible curriculum, exemplifying service at home and abroad.

He enjoys history, travel, bird watching, collecting old Adventist books, of which he has some first editions, and most outdoor activities.

 

Don Scroggs

 

Born in South Bend, Indiana, and majored in music at Andrews University in Michigan and Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas. While a student in Texas, Don was a first-place winner in the annual Texas Voice Teachers singing competition. He joined the quartet in 1983.

 

John Watkins

 

John was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, and had a love for music all through his academic and collegiate years. He has sung with many quartets and worked as a pastor, teacher, and dean for many years in various states, and accepted the invitation to join the King’s Heralds in 2018. He is passionate about sharing Jesus with everyone he meets.

 

Jeff Pearls

 

Jeff says that one goal for the quartet’s future is to broaden the scope of the Herald’s ministry by using his experience to establish a presence in the Southern Gospel community. Jeff brings an added dimension to our ministry, not only vocally with the richness of his voice, but also with his enthusiasm to serve our Savior, Jesus.

        

Mark Ringwelski

 

Born and raised in central Wisconsin, Mark developed a love for music early in life. He ultimately pursued a career in medicine and continued to be active in music ministry through his training and medical practice. After 33 years of medical practice the Lord opened the door for him to be part of a full time ministry with the King’s Heralds Quartet.