The ministry of the Jubil-Heirs began in 1988 with its founders, Jerry and Laura McElroy. From the outset, the goal of their ministry has been to touch the hearts and lives of listeners by sharing the love, power and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. Although entertaining at times, the true purpose of their ministry is to plant seeds of hope in the hearts of listeners - to see God's power manifested in their lives - and to strengthen and encourage in the midst of the despairing world.
They will go anywhere they are invited on a love-offering basis, as their schedule permits. They believe that God, through His people, will supply their needs. With servant's hearts, their desire is to compliment the work already commenced in each local church.
Jerry McElroy (bass singer/manager) and Laura McElroy (vocal/piano)
Jerry and Laura's ministry in music spans many years. Both have numerous awards including favorite bass singer, favorite male and female vocalist and favorite musician. In 1978, Laura wrote No Greater Love, which was voted Song Of The Year. Both Jerry and Laura have been inducted into the International Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame. They desire to lift up the name of Jesus and to see lost souls saved. Jerry and Laura reside in Seagoville, Texas.
James Bateman (rhythm guitar/vocals) and Myrlas Bateman (sound/vocals)
James and Myrlas are the newest members of the group. Both are dedicated ministry team members who sing, but more importantly, live a good gospel song. They are from Myrtle Springs, Texas (near Canton).
Bill Ligon (tenor/bass guitar) and Cindy Ligon (soprano/harmony)
Bill's unique tenor voice and smooth bass guitar playing compliment the group's front line. Cindy sings high harmony and keeps Bill in line. Cindy's beautiful voice and magnetic personality make her a tremendous asset to the group. Bill and Cindy reside in Aledo, Texas.