Herald of Truth Staff
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 has worked for the Herald of Truth as the Director of Domestic 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 has worked with international efforts of Herald of Truth Ministries since 2006. He is the Director of International Ministry at Herald of Truth and has spent three decades working in Spanish ministry, including 15 years in Argentina.
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 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 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.
As we look to the future of Herald of Truth Ministries, we need to think about how we can plan for sustained success. We need to build a pipeline for future donations to Herald of Truth to better ensure the long-term financial strength of the organization.
We have hired Dave Hogan on a part-time basis as the director of planned giving. Dave will work with us to launch this new program during the first quarter of 2019.
Dave is a Certified Financial Planner who has experience working with Mount Dora Christian Academy and Children’s Home as well as teaching at both Abilene
Christian University and Faulkner University.
Through planned giving marketing, we will encourage donors to remember Herald of Truth in their wills and other estate-planning documents. We will also inform donors about opportunities available to make planned gifts to Herald of Truth through annuities, insurance contracts, IRAs and gifts appreciated assets such as stocks and real estate.
Please pray about how you can help us build a lasting legacy for Herald of Truth. For more information, contact Dave Hogan at 325-698-4370 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
James Willeford joined Herald of Truth staff in July 2019. He serves as the Director of Organization Management. He is responsible for internal systems development and implementation, and he is in the process of developing two new Herald of Truth initiatives, Next Generation Ministry and The American Ministry Corps.
James is a retired U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry from Abilene Christian University. Having served as pulpit minister for churches in the Carolinas, Rhode Island, California and Arizona, James currently serves as Associate Minister for the Hawley, Texas Church of Christ. Married to Dr. Dana Willeford for 30 years, the couple has three grown children and six grandchildren. James enjoys classical literature, biblical languages, physical fitness, parachuting and recreational shooting.