Who are Ron and Gary Matthews?
In sacred and classical music Ron and Gary Matthews are one of the most gifted and dynamic duet teams in North America. They are duo vocalists, pianists, organists and trumpeters. With this combination of superlative talent, these brothers bring to every concert a rare and uplifting musical experience, but most importantly a rich spirit of worship.
Musicians par excellence, the brilliant and creative presentations of Ron and Gary reveal again and again their God given instrumental and vocal abilities. Each concert becomes a service of worship as these two men use musical gifts to praise the Lord.
In addition to their renown concert careers, Ron and Gary are also highly respected as composers and conductors. Dr. Ron Matthews is Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania and Pastor of Worship Arts at Church of the Savior in Wayne, Pennsylvania. He served on the faculty of Nyack College, Nyack, New York and then for 10 years chaired the Music Department at Philadelphia Biblical University, Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Ron earned his undergraduate degree in church Music and Organ from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey; his Master of Music Degree in choral Conducting from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and his Doctor in Composition and Conducting from Combs College of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ron and his wife Pamela, have two sons, David and Andrew. They reside in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Gary Matthews is the Minister of Worship and the Arts at Christ Memorial Church in Holland, Michigan. He earned his undergraduate degree in Music Education and Organ from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and his Masters Degree in Sacred Music from Combs College of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his Ordination Council at Highland Park Baptist Church, Southfield, Michigan, where he served for 20 years. In 2004, he earned a Doctorate in Worship Studies. Gary served on the faculty at Nyack college, Nyack, New York while ministering as Music Director at Calvary Memorial Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Gary and his wife Cindy, have three daughters, one son-in-law, and TWO GRANDCHILDREN, Jessica and Benjamin with Tatum and Hudson, Jodi and Jill. They reside in Holland, Michigan.
Ron and Gary have released six recordings. Their repertoire includes the major composers of all periods plus arrangements and compositions based upon hymn tunes, gospel and contemporary Christian songs. The Matthews brothers have given sacred concerts in churches of every denominations. In addition, they have appeared at many Bible Conferences, revivals, crusades, conventions and banquets. Christian colleges and universities invite them not only for their worshipful concerts but also for their outstanding Master Classes and Seminars in music and worship.