Richard Townzen – Call To Ministry
Richard started singing for the Lord in his local church at the age of 16, just weeks after receiving Christ as his personal Savior. He discovered his love for southern gospel music following an invitation to attend the “Battle of Songs” at the Will Rogers Auditorium in Fort Worth. Inspired by such groups as The Kingsmen, The Blackwood Brothers, The Inspirations and The Cathedral Quartet, he began attending the concerts on a regular basis. Through these concerts he began to sense the calling of God on his heart, and often made his way backstage to talk with quartet members. Conversations with such Gospel Music legends as Jim Hamill, Mike Holcomb, Glen Payne and George Younce were instrumental in helping Richard confirm his strong desire to glorify God with his voice.
Further seeking God’s guidance, Richard attended the Norris Bible Baptist Institute in Fort Worth and went on to serve as the Minister of Music in a church for three years. At age 26, he started a 14 year journey traveling with The Gatemen Quartet. This imparted invaluable knowledge and experience to him concerning the life changing attributes associated with the ministry, and with God’s call on his life.
Through the years Richard has always been actively involved with the music programs at the local church he attends but found his ministry is more effective in an evangelistic type setting. He has been traveling to churches and sharing the Gospel now for over forty years. His ministry has seen countless numbers of souls come to Christ and has influenced many to surrender their lives to the Lord for rededication.
We encourage you to pray about having Richard come to your next church anniversary, celebration or special event. You’ll be glad you did.
In 2010 Richard and good friend Mike Clark answered the call to start a southern gospel quartet; originally called “No Other Way” the name was later changed to “Psalms Journey” in January of 2017.
The quartet’s goal is to not only be entertaining but more importantly share the gospel of Jesus Christ through their music; always striving to produce a good quality sound enhanced by personable and professional stage presence. Their ultimate goal is to bring honor and glory to Jesus Christ. This requires each member to have an undeniable call to the ministry and to be firmly committed to serving the Lord – proclaiming His love.
The members of Psalms Journey are:
Dale Richmond – Piano Player
Kris Emmert – Lead Singer
Dee Vaughn – Tenor Singer
Robert Townzen – Bass Singer
Richard Townzen – Owner / Manager / Baritone and Emcee
Mike Clark the original bass singer stepped down due to health reasons.
We thank the Lord for allowing us to witness the salvation of so many during our concerts and church services over the years.
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We also offer printed gospel tracts suitable for all ages explaining God’s unconditional love and how simple it is to become a Christian.
If you do not have a Bible and would like to have one, please reach out to us. We will be glad to assist you in receiving one.