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Changes In Store for Kingsmen and Anchormen

AGMAsheville, NC- Ray Reese of The Kingsmen Quartet has announced that Chris Jenkins, who has occupied the tenor position for nearly 4 years, will be resigning his position with the quartet, effective Dec. 14th.
Ray states, “We have thoroughly enjoyed the time that Chris has been a member of the Kingsmen and we will miss him. We do, however, completely understand that Chris has made a decision to have more time with his son. He goes with our blessings and prayers that God will continue to lead and guide his life.

Jenkins states, “Performing with the Kingsmen since March of 2012 has been an exciting opportunity. I’ve always loved Ray Dean and the Kingsmen since childhood. I count it an honor to have been a part of the Kingsmen. As a member of the group, I’ve met so many fine people and made lots of friends all across America. At this time I feel the need to make a change in order to be with my 6 year old son, Ryan, as often as possible.”

Chris would like his friends to know as of the start of 2016, he will be filling the tenor vocalist position of the Anchormen from Asheboro, North Carolina. “I am equally as excited to be joining a group much closer to home and whose quartet singing I also grew up loving. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to stand alongside Phillip Hughes, Terry Carter, and Will Lane to present the Gospel across the U.S. with The Anchormen”, says Chris.

Chris is filling the position created by the departure of tenor vocalist, Derrick Boyd, who has felt led to stay home and be a caretaker for a family member on a full-time basis.

Anchormen owner Tim Bullins states, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Chris on board with the Anchormen. We have been acquaintances for several years and are looking forward to a tremendous future. Although we are we are saddened with the departure of Derrick, we completely understand and support his decision. He and his wife Phyllis will always hold a special place in our hearts.”

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