The Envoys have been touring throughout the United States and other countries since the late 1960's and still produce a unique style of Gospel music that appeals to all ages. They are well known for their rich, four-part harmony and amazing vocal arrangements. A concert by the Envoys reflects a comfortable balance of humor, inspiration and praise, within a framework of Traditional, Southern Gospel and Contemporary Gospel music.
Through the years the Envoys have appeared on the 700 Club, the National Quartet Convention and the Grand Ole Opry. In addition, the Envoys have been privileged to share their music at numerous Christian Conferences -- such as Moody Bible Institute Pastors' Conference, Word of Life, Maranatha Bible Conference, Bibletown, Gull Lake Bible Conference and Bradenton Christian Retreat Center. The Envoys went on tour to Nigeria, West Africa where they had an opportunity to bring Gospel music to thousands of nationals and missionaries in the land. The Envoys are privileged to be used frequently in music ministry by such missions organizations as Society for International Missions (SIM), Walk Through the Bible, and the International Fellowship of Mission Agencies (IFMA). Group members are Mark Liner- tenor, Ray Peters- lead, Val Cripps - baritone and Phil Felten - bass. They say everything gets better with age; Val Cripps and Phil Felten started their music ministry as college roommates at Spring Arbor College in 1965 and have been singing together ever since. Mark Liner joined the Envoys in the Summer of 2002 and brings a passion and a beautiful tenor voice that adds to a perfect blend. Ray Peters joined the Envoys in the Fall of 2006 and brings a youthful excitement, along with a vocal style all his own. Each of the Envoys have made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ at a young age. The word "envoy" means messenger or representative. The purpose of an Envoys concert is to share the message that a Christian life is the only way to find true joy and fulfillment. The Envoys appear in concert in churches of all denominations and sizes. In addition their music ministry takes them to numerous camp meetings, denominational annual meetings, missions conventions, business rallies and television shows.