Kingsmen to appear at local church Jan. 2
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Pastor Allan & Sis. Joy Stokes, and the congregation at Pleasant Hill Pentecostal Church, 15283 Linton Rd. (Hwy 164) near Cadiz, has secured the Kingsmen Quartet for an afternoon of great gospel music.

The group, hailing from Asheville, NC will be appearing on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 2, at 2 p.m.

“We looked at different scheduling options”, said Pastor Stokes, “and decided on an afternoon service to accommodate the schedules of most people”.

Having hosted groups like the Mark Bishop, The Crabb Family, The Lefevre Quartet, Angelina McKeithen, The Tribute Quartet, and multiple appearances by The Wilburns, Rabbit Easter Band and Betty Jean Robison, Pleasant Hill is no stranger to great southern gospel concerts.

If there’s one group whose name inspires thoughts of pure, passionate, solid and true music, it’s The Kingsmen. They’ve encouraged and uplifted listeners with their unique style since the conception of the group in 1956.

With countless records and compilations sold, Grammy nominations, four Dove Awards and an induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame-class of 2000, this certainly solidifies The Kingsmen as one of gospel music’s most predominate quartets. The momentum has not stopped as the group helps define the southern gospel genre for a whole new generation of music lovers, perhaps more so than any other group.

“The key is to never lose site of what we are working towards” says Ray Reese, Kingsmen manager and bass singer. “We tour year in and year out to spread our music to people across the country. Our music has a message, the message of Christ. Every night we work to bring His message to our audience. Our goal is to see people saved through Jesus Christ whether it is indoors, outdoors, in an auditorium, church, on CD or video “.

There aren’t too many groups today who can boast the kind of far-reaching legacy that comes with a 52-year career as one of gospel music’s most influential artists. The Kingsmen emerged in the 1950s with their own distinct style, unleashing music that would solidify them as pioneers in the southern gospel music field. They continue to carry the legacy on today.

If you need further information, please contact Pastor Allan Stokes at (270) 875-1953,, or visit the church website at

This press release was submitted by Pastor Allan Stokes of Pleasant Hill Pentecostal Church.
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