Keith Waggoner leaves Liberty Quartet
Liberty Quartet announced this morning that after almost six years with the group, tenor Keith Waggoner will be stepping down to accept a position as Senior Pastor at his church, Grace Bible Church in Nampa, Idaho.
Waggoner leaves on great terms; he will be a board member for their ministry and will continue to help promote their annual event, Northwest Gospelfest. He commented: “I’m forever indebted to Royce Mitchell due to his invitation to sing with Liberty Quartet. 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.”Bass singer / manager Royce Mitchell said that Waggoner’s pastorate couldn’t be at a better church, adding: “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. They have my prayers and support as he continues to preach, teach, and live for Christ!”
Waggoner will remain with the group through August 1. Philip Batton, who has filled in with Liberty Quartet on a number of occasions, will step up to the tenor role.