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Upcoming Events
OCT

20

SUN
MPVG Concert
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Master's Praise will be doing a concert at the Mt. Zion Christian Church outside of Iberia on Hwy. 17.
OCT

27

SUN
Concert in Bourbon, MO
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
MPVG will be doing a concert at the United Methodist Church in Bourbon. The address is 610 Olive St.
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Member's Biographies

John Maxwell

 

2nd Tenor

Height: 5' 10"

Weight: 190

Age: 47

Birth date: July 30, 1966

Marital Status: Single

Occupation: fork truck operator for a printing company.

Interests: writing, computers, martial arts, woodworking, reading, singing.

 

Accomplishments: I have been a full-time preacher and a part-time missionary 

evangelizing in India, Africa, Mexico and all over the U.S. I have a third degree black belt
and instruct weekly self defense classes.
 
Singing has always been as natural to me as breathing. It's an inseparable part of who I 
am and the irony is that I never took it very seriously growing up. I bounced in and out of
a few choirs throughout my school years, but singing was mostly a personal passion.
 
I learned music when I joined the band as a trumpet player and continued that pursuit 
until graduation. The education I received in reading music notation has served me very 
well since.
 
My first true experience singing with an acappella quartet occurred while I was attending 
preaching school in Lubbock, TX. I was asked to join a group that went by the name 
Kerux (which means "preacher"). In our little "quartet plus one" (I was the fifth man), I 
began to learn some of the basics of four-part harmony and got a few public 
appearances under my belt.
 
After graduation, I moved away, started preaching and didn't have much opportunity to 
indulge that kind of group singing, though I missed it terribly. Yeah, I was hooked and I 
only needed a few years, a little patience and the right time to get back to what I loved.
 
I suppose the rest of the story is self-evident. I was privileged to help begin and develop 
what is now known as Master's Praise Vocal Group. There have been other men; 
colorful and talented characters, who have come and gone. They have left their mark 
and helped us grow.
 
Sometimes it's hard to believe that we have been able to keep it going as long as we 
have, yet we are stronger now than ever. I expect Master's Praise will be around for a 
long time to come . . . if we have anything to say about it.