Herald of Truth Staff


Greg Swindle

Greg Swindle became the president of the Herald of Truth in January of 2018.

Greg married Mary Robison Swindle in 1983, and they have two daughters, Mindy Swindle Sinyangwe and Claire Swindle. Clair works in Abilene while Mindy is a stay-at-home mother of two sets of twins in Zambia, Africa (two girls and two boys under the age of two).

Prior to coming to the Herald of Truth, the Swindle family served in missions in Zambia. Greg served full-time in different ministry capacities for 20 years. He is retired from the United States Army National Guard. Greg studied at Harding, Freed-Hardeman, Magnolia Bible College and Heritage Christian.


Steve Ridgell

Steve Ridgell has worked for the Herald of Truth as the Director of Ministry since 2005. He is committed to sharing the good news of Jesus and equipping others to share their faith. He is the author of Can I Tell You a Story? and Followers Making Followers. He has co-authored three books with Tim Archer: Letters from the Lamb, Hope for Life and More Hope for Life.

Steve has a bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian in Bible and speech and a master’s degree from ACU in restoration history.

Steve’s passion and humor make him a popular speaker for lectureships, seminars, retreats and special Sundays.

He and his wife, Marsha, have two grown children and five grandchildren. He enjoys hanging out with family and wishes he had time for hunting, fishing and sports.


Tim Archer

Tim Archer has worked with international efforts of Herald of Truth Ministries since 2006. He has spent three decades working in Spanish ministry, including 15 years in Argentina.

Tim has co-authored three books with Steve Ridgell: Letters From The Lamb, Hope For Life and More Hope For Life, as well as a history of the churches of Christ in Cuba that was co-written with Cuban preacher Tony Fernández.
Tim’s latest book, Church Inside Out, helps churches motivate their members to be actively ministering to the community around them.
Tim is an elder at the University Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas, where he attends with his wife Carolina, and their two children, Daniel and Andrea.


Tom Hagan

Tom Hagan was raised believing that people need Jesus. Growing up in a small rural town north of Nashville, Tenn., known for its strawberries, he spent every spring eating more berries than picking them.

After graduating from David Lipscomb College in 1983 with a bachelor’s in speech communications, Tom spent the next seven years in ministry as a youth and college minister. He also served 10 years as a deacon and four-plus years as an elder.

Tom and his wife, Debbie, which he loved for 31 years, transitioned into ministry for abused, abandoned and neglected children. They spent nearly 25 years working with three children’s homes. They raised their only daughter, Mari Catherine, to believe in the potential of people.

Tom joined the Herald of Truth in 2014 and enjoys the humble privilege of working with church leaders and individual partners so more people from your neighborhood to those in Central America, Southeast Africa, Cuba and the United States can hear the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ.

In his free time, Tom loves to hunt dove and quail, read, write and spend time with his family.


Kay Talley

Kay Talley has served for more than 12 years as the Donor Management Coordinator for Herald of Truth Ministries.

Kay has also served as editor/author of Feminisinsights, a women’s section of a Christian publication for 20 years. Her writings have appeared in Think, a Focus Press publication; Herald of Truth blogs; and Heartlight Magazine, a daily Christian electronic publication. Kay is active in Forming Faith Foundations ministry writing devotionals and serving in their annual retreats. She has made numerous retreats to Ukraine where she spoke in the National Women’s Conference and has spoken at various other retreats. The publishing of Beyond the Rain and Don’t Hurry Sunrise is the realization of a life-long dream.

Her four children and their spouses bring her much delight as do the 13 grandchildren who call her “Yonna.


Allison Connor

Allison Connor joined the Herald of Truth in April of 2008. She serves as the business manager.

Allison holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Abilene Christian University. Prior to coming to the Herald of Truth, Allison worked at ACU, Cingular and Bank of America.

Along with the husband, David, she has three daughters: Gentry, Emberly and Hartley. The family attends Southern Hills Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas.


Joey Roberts

Joey Roberts joined the Herald of Truth staff in June of 2018. He serves as the Director of Communications and Administration.

Joey oversees the public relations, publications, website, video productions, administration and more for the Herald of Truth. Prior to his current position, Joey served six and a half years as the communications minister at University Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas.

After graduating with a bachelor’s in public relations/advertising and a minor in Bible, Joey spent three years as the sports information director at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo. before working as the director of athletics communication for eight years at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. He also holds a master’s degree in digital media.

Joey lives in Abilene with is wife, Leslye Starnes Roberts, and their two children, Keaton and Kaylye. Joey loves sports, reading, writing, photography, music and spending time with his family.