The mission of Ring Praise Music Ministry is to tell the saving story of Jesus Christ through music, scripture and hymn history. The partnership of Phyllis Tincher on handbells and Sean Rogers on keyboard began in 2002 when Phyllis was asked to ring a solo at a church in Boise where Sean was the accompanist. No one had any idea how God was going to use them in ministry.
Beginning in the spring of 2004, they have taken their ministry on the road to small churches predominantly in Eastern Oregon, the greater Boise area, and Eastern Idaho with the financial assistance of mission grants from those presbyteries and offerings at concerts. They enjoy going to small churches and outlying communities who otherwise do not have programs come to them.
Phyllis rings 3 octaves of Schulmerich handbells and Seans plays the piano or keyboard that is at the church they visit.
Ring Praise Music Ministry, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your donation is fully tax deductible.
Phyllis Tincher has been solo ringing since 1997 and has directed adult and youth handbell choirs since 1993. Currently she directs Treasure Valley Bronze, a community choir in the greater Nampa, Idaho area, Southminster Bells at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho, and a women’s handbell group at her church, Crossroads Community Church, Nampa. She has served as guest conductor at festivals and taught many classes at handbell conferences and workshops. She is very active in the Northwest area of Handbell Musicians of America, served as Chair for the area in 2000-2002, and currently is the publisher of their monthly email newsletter. In addition, Phyllis is the pianist for the Bible Study Fellowship class that meets in Nampa, Idaho.
Sean Rogers is Minister of Music at First United Presbyterian Church, Nampa, Idaho, on staff at Opera Idaho, and a concert pianist and organist. He also works as a music coach and accompanist for opera singers and instrumentalists and teaches piano and theatre organ. Mr. Rogers holds four Bachelor Degrees from The College of Idaho in Religion, Sacred Music, Organ Performance and Piano Performance.
CarolFest! from our December 22, 2012 concert at St. Francis De Sales Cathedral in Baker City, Oregon.