Bill's love for singing gospel music began as a child while attending church. During high school, he was a member of a boy's quartet and sang at various school functions, assemblies and baccalaureates. While in college, Bill helped organize a "Chi Alpha" choir, composed of college youth at the Assembly of God Church in Tahlequah, OK. He later joined with three of his collegemates to form The Ambassadors. They traveled on weekends singing at church services, revivals, campmeetings and youth rallies. He currently sings the baritone harmony part, but has also sung bass on several of the earlier recordings of the group. Bill lives near Mounds, Oklahoma and is involved with several civic organizations of the community.
A health crisis just prior to a mission trip to Alaska put the group's schedule on hold temporarily, but Bill's miracle is touching more lives than ever and the group is back on the road sharing in testimony and song.
Ryan joined The Ambassadors in April 2018 as the Lead singer. He is a talented young man and has a love for southern gospel music. Ryan started singing gospel music in college at Randal University (formally Hillsdale FWB College) with the ministry group “New Life” from the university. After college Ryan traveled with a couple of local groups and also as a soloist. Ryan has lead worship at Fellowship FWB church in Sapulpa and Assurance Church in Mounds. Ryan most recently traveled for five years with Forgiven Quartet as the Baritone and eventually transitioning to the Bass singer before departing in 2016. Ryan lives in Sapulpa and is excited to be singing and ministering with The Ambassadors.
Dakota is a native of the Henryetta, Oklahoma area and is the youngest member of the group. He accepted Christ as his personal savior at the age of seven and became an interim pastor of a small Baptist church at age 16. With a compassionate heart for youth ministry, he has been actively involved with the youth leadership team at his home church. At age 18, he became a licensed minister. For quite some time, Dakota has had a love for southern Gospel music. While searching the internet for groups in northeastern Oklahoma, he discovered The Ambassadors. Soon thereafter, he began touring with the group assisting in various aspects of their travels. In the summer of 2018, Dakota accepted a new role of music ministry when he became the tenor vocalist for The Ambassadors.
Our History (organized in October of 1966)
The Ambassadors began while the four original members were attending college in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Although there were a few personnel changes, The Ambassadors traveled and ministered in churches, concerts, camp meetings and revivals throughout Oklahoma and the surrounding states for many years. Several former members of The Ambassadors have continued in the ministry as evangelists, pastors, youth ministers, missionaries, church musicians and recording engineers.
The Ambassadors endeavor to spread the Gospel through a Spirit-directed selection of gospel songs, commentaries and personal testimonies. The main focus of each appearance is directed toward reaching lost souls for the Kingdom of God.