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Michael S. McGurk

Michael S. McGurk

Fred Emery

Fred Emery

Robbie Trice

Robbie Trice

David Brown

David Brown

Danny Long

Danny Long

Rodney Lancaster

Rodney Lancaster

Martha Trice

Martha Trice

Craig Seay

Craig Seay

Ernie Frierson

Ernie Frierson

Rick Mikles

Rick Mikles

Glenn Harper

Glenn Harper

Leonard Jones

Leonard Jones

Greg Crawford

Greg Crawford


Michael graduated from Western Kentucky University then pursued a career in media, working as a television writer, producer, and award winning director. After introducing Fox Television to the Jacksonville, Florida market, he left broadcasting and with his first wife, Patricia, founded Pittypat’s Design Studio in Orange Park, Florida. Michael continued his work in music as a freelance audio engineer. After the death of his wife, he began writing music again. Michael remarried and owns a small farm with his wife, Shannon. He manages the Central Florida distribution center for Coast Pump Water Technologies. 

 

 

 

 

Fred returned to Jacksonville University and completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music in 1975. Following graduation, he worked as a substitute teacher in Duval County and continued to perform, eventually joining the Jacksonville Fire Department, achieving the rank of Lieutenant before retiring in 2004. Fred and his wife,Theresa, also a musician, wrote and recorded Southern Gospel music and traveled throughout the South. Currently, the Emerys reside in Jacksonville and enjoy traveling and outdoor activities.

 

 



Robbie served as a worship leader in churches in, Jacksonville, Florida; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Charleston, South Carolina. He joined Heritage USA in Charlotte in 1984 as a producer for dinner theater, the Passion Play and all live events in the theme park. He and his wife, Martha, were featured singers at regional and national events for Christian Coalition. Robbie was also the musical director/contractor for 700 Club host, Pat Robertson's 70 Birthday Celebration in Washington, DC. for which he an Martha also sang along with Charlie Daniels, Larnelle Harris and Jennifer Holliday . Currently, Robbie is involved in the organic church movement. He has continued his career as a published songwriter and regularly performs covers and original songs at local restaurants, private parties and assisted living centers. Robbie and Martha have one son and three grandchildren.

 

 



David started a small recording studio in Jacksonville before moving to Orlando, Florida in 1982 where he helped start and manage Heartland Records. In 1986 he resumed working as a freelance recording engineer in studios around Orlando. In 1990 opened his own recording studio and production company where he still works. David has has produced or recorded numerous albums and mixed films for HBO, BBC, Sundance Channel, Showtime, Hallmark Channel, EPCOT, Sea World, NASA and other Fortune 500 corporate and educational clients. David and his wife, Teresa, have three sons and one granddaughter. 

 

 

Daniel, a native of Jacksonville, Florida and a resident of Williamsburg, Virginia passed away on February 15, 2006. Dan worked in the computer technology industry for over thirty years and was a Senior Technical Consultant and dedicated employee of Computer Associates. He was an active member of Wellspring United Methodist Church and as a member of the choir, Dan praised God with his beautiful tenor voice. He also served as liturgist and new membership class facilitator. Dan was most loved for his wonderful sense of humor and quick wit. He brought much joy and laughter to those around him and he is greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia, and three daughters.

 

 


Rodney earned a degree in Mathematics from the University of North Florida in 1980 and has worked as a computer manager for Texas Instruments, Schlumberger, JP Morgan Chase, and he is currently working with Deutsche Bank in Jacksonville, Florida. He continued to play his violin, bass or mandolin as a member of several church praise bands while in Austin and Houston, Texas, where he lived with his wife, Cherie, and their five sons and five grandchildren. He is also involved in the Simple Church movement in Jacksonville, Florida.

 

 


In 1984, Martha was hired as a singer on the daily television show, PTL, and also performed in dinner theater productions at Heritage USA. From 1986-2006, she and Robbie lived in Raleigh, North Carolina and Charleston, South Carolina where she was a stay-at-home mom, even though church music ministry kept her busy. She’s been a vocal coach and piano instructor for over thirty years. Martha is recognized as a leader for women's ministries, bible studies, and as a featured speaker for women's groups. Robbie and Martha have one son and three grandchildren.

 

 






After leaving Kinfolk, Craig went to HVAC school and worked in the field for approximately 20 years while continuing to play in bands. His band “Whitewater Jade” had several regional hits during the two years they performed  around Las Vegas, Nevada. Craig then moved to Nashville and worked as a staff songwriter with Crowe Entertainment, where his music was recorded by Leanne Rimes and other artists. He and his family live in Nashville, Tennessee where he works as a photographer and art designer for national and international touring artists.

 

 

 
Ernie was a member of The Spurrlows, then The PTL Singers, before launching his solo music ministry. He has also served as worship leader, associate pastor and elder in churches in Asheville, North Carolina; Houston, Texas; Charleston, South Carolina; and Hendersonville, North Carolina. From 1984-1989 he worked as show producer for Heritage USA in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ernie formed his production company, Gabriel Productions in 1989. He currently works in Real Estate Appraisal and lives in Granite Falls, North Carolina with his wife, Jessica, and nine children.

 

 



Rick graduated from Jacksonville University and then pursued his life’s calling to be a minister in the Salvation Army. Since 1976, he and his wife, Connie, have pastored congregations in Florida, Oklahoma, Virginia and Georgia and headed up The Salvation Army’s work in those communities. Rick continued his education and received his Masters of Business Administration from Regent University. In 2013 they were appointed to the faculty and staff of Evangeline Booth College, the Salvation Army Officer Training School in Atlanta, Georgia. The Mikles have three children and four grandchildren.

 

 


Glenn earned a degree in accounting from the University of North Florida in 1985 and is a licensed CPA currently practicing in Fernandina Beach, Florida. He has continued to be involved in music through church over the years. Glenn and his wife, Sonia have five children, who are following in their father’s musical footsteps.

 

 






Leonard was a member of the band, Vision, with Rocco Marshall and two former members of Lynyrd Skynyrd. After Vision, he performed at PTL in Charlotte, North Carolina and then toured with Phil Driscoll. Leonard, along with Rick Joyner, founded MorningStar church where he began a worship school and produced and performed on over twenty worship CDs. Currently he travels worldwide, teaching worship schools and leading worship. He is finalizing plans to have a permanent school in Europe by 2015. He and his wife, Marla, adopted three mixed-race children.

 

 




Greg worked for the Jacksonville Electric Authority until his retirement in 2006. He has continued playing bass as a member of worship teams and other live/recording projects. He and his wife, Nancy, have one son and are avid folk art collectors.

 

 
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