After more than five and a half years with Liberty Quartet, Keith Waggoner is resigning his position as tenor.Â He has accepted the Senior Pastor position at Grace Bible Church in Nampa, ID.Â “After nearly 6 years of ministry, singing the greatest music in the world and traveling with my best friends, God has led me to a new chapter in my ministry”, Keith states.Â “I’m forever indebted to Royce Mitchell due to his invitation to sing with Liberty Quartet.Â The dear friends I’ve made while traveling, the inspiring songs I’ve been privileged to sing, and the unique opportunities I’ve experienced with the quartet have prepared me for this pastoral calling.Â Thank you to each friend, pastor, and promoter who has contributed to and encouraged my ministry with Liberty.” Keith’s resignation will be effective August 1.Â He will continue to be a part of Liberty Quartet’s ministry as a board member and as a coordinator for Northwest Gospelfest.
Royce Mitchell, manager of Liberty Quartet, remarks, “I am really excited for Keith’s new ministry venture. It couldn’t happen to or be at a better church. The folks at Grace Bible have always been supportive of the ministry of the Liberty Quartet and they are now going to be teaming up with one of Gods’ finest! Having said that, I am really sad to see Keith leave the quartet as he has taken our ministry to a new level. He has been and will continue to be a wonderful friend, partner and leader. I am, and will continue to be, forever grateful for the sacrifices and commitment of Keith and his wife Lori, and the entire Waggoner family.Â They have my prayers and support as he continues to preach, teach, and live for Christ!”
The Lord has brought another well-established friend to fill the tenor position in Philip Batton from Caldwell, ID.Â Philip has a wealth of ministry experience, singing most recently with the Homeland Harmony Quartet from Idaho.Â His dynamic tenor voice is matched by a fun-loving personality.Â Be sure to welcome Philip Batton to the Liberty Quartet family the next time they’re in your area!Â Please keep both Keith and Liberty Quartet in your prayers as God continues to lead their ministries.