“Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” Exodus 20:16 KJV AV1611
Questions We’ve Been Asked About Our Singing Ministry!!!
“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” Matthew 7:12 KJV AV1611
As ministers of God’s grace & ambassadors for Jesus Christ. We believe we should live up to what is written in his word. We also believe ALL ministries including this one that, “NOTHING, & we mean NOTHING should be hid or covered up by a ministry of any kind”. So, in keeping with this belief. We’d like to give here the answers to some of the many questions you our listeners (in the churches we’ve sung at, in concerts, etc.) have asked us. We also pray this will also help you to know “The Ashtabula Angels” better!!!
QUESTIONS YOU’VE ASKED ABOUT OUR SINGING MINISTRY NAME!!!
As to our name the basic 3 questions after what it is are the following:
Q. How did you come up with the name for your group?
A. This May seem to be a standard response to this type of question when we say that God gave us the name, but when you read the following replies to the next 2 questions it’ll become clearer to you why we say this.
Q. How & when were you called to the ministry?
A. The name “The Ashtabula Angels” was revealed to us as we were at a Christmas play in a church in Ashtabula, OH, on December of 1997.
Q. Do you feel at all that your being prideful in any way by calling yourselves angels?
A. Due to the fact that we’d rather have not have had a name at all including “The Wolfgang Family” or such like because of the reason that question 3 provokes (i.e. PRIDE or PRIDEFULNESS). We believe the only 1 that SHOULD BE SEEN IS THE CROSS & MORE IMPORTANTLY JESUS CHRIST who died for lost sinners!!! When He asked us to take on the name it floored us, but since then we’ve learned why. The Reason is because in the Holy Bible Angels are NOTHING MORE THAN SERVANTS, & MESSENGERS!!! With this definition in mind, & ONLY with this definition guiding our every step do we gladly take on not only the name, but the duties & responsibilities that comes with it!!!
GENERAL QUESTIONS YOU’VE ASKED ABOUT OUR SINGING MINISTRY!!!
Q. What is the over all goal of your ministry?
A. This is a very simple but strait forward answer to this question in light of our definition of what we know the Bible teaches angels are. Our over riding goal is to see lost people GET SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST!!!
Q. How do you plan to be effective in this ministry?
A. We believe to say “that we’re planning such & such” is against the teachings of the Bible, rather “if God wills” we’ll endeavor to do our best to reach the lost for Christ in song, by passing out tracts etc., no matter what ever place He should place us!
Q. Is there any 1 on 1 soul winning in your ministry?
A. We believe that soul winning of any kind can be effective. However, 1 on 1 soul winning can not be beat because of the direct interaction between the saved & the lost persons.
Q. What denomination do you consider yourselves?
A. As to the denomination. We must make this point clear. There’ll be NO CHURCH SIGNS or DENOMINATIONAL SIGNS in heaven. With this in mind we’ll refer you to our doctrinal statement page on this website for where we stand on our specific beliefs.
Q. Is there churches your ministry would not go to because of doctrinal issues?
A. This question is so obvious it makes us fall over laughing. Of course there are “churches” that we’d not sing in for this reason. Just like a person would not think of taking a bath in acid. Some things are just plain to see even for the blind of this world!!!
Q. Do you think that a prospering ministry equals a Godly ministry?
A. This question is often asked in churches who don’t understand the Bible. From what we’ve read, & what it says. Jesus Christ didn’t even have a place to lay His head (Matthew 8:20) according to His own words. Plus the apostle Paul made it clear we’re to be content no matter what state we find ourselves in (Philippians 4:11), whether a man is rich or dirt poor! So, being close to God is NOT based upon how you are prospering!!!
Q. Is your ministry known worldwide?
A. No, not yet. However, this website is the 1st step in that direction.
Q. How is the booking for your ministry handled?
A. Normally it is handled when an interested church or organization gets in touch with us by telephone, U.S. Mail or more recently by Email. After an initial contact has been made. Then after a few Questions on both sides are satisfied a date & time are booked. As to our questions, it helps to know the following when we make the follow up contact communication.
1. The time & date you would like us to come.
2. What sound equipment (if any) you have at your facility or if you need us to bring our own.
3. The length of time you would like the service or event to be (i.e. 1 song or 30 minutes).
4. The occasion if any.
5. Would you want us to wear our “Angel” costumes (for times when we sing for 30 minutes or more etc.).
To make booking reservations with The Ashtabula Angels for your church or upcoming event!!!
QUESTIONS YOU’VE ASKED ABOUT OUR ANGEL COSTUMES!!!
Q. Do you have costumes for your singing group to look like angels?
A. As the picture on our album cover “Clearly Spoken” shows.
Yes, we do have costumes for our group.
Q. Do you wear costumes each time you sing?
A. NO!!! We DO NOT! many times we’re asked to sing only 1 song. So, to put on a complete costume just for 1 song would be pure foolishness!!!
Q. Under what circumstances do you use your angel costumes while singing?
A. Some examples of when we may use our costumes would be:
1. At a Christmas play where some “singing Angels” would be needed. Or, even on resurrection Sunday during a play or concert. This would also be an appropriate situation.
2. Or, if a church or organization wanted to put on a complete gospel concert for more than 30 minutes long.
This is why we wait until we make our follow up contact to find out whether these costumes will be needed, but the choice will depend on the situation & the surrounding circumstances.
QUESTIONS YOU’VE ASKED ABOUT OUR SINGING GROUP MEMBERS IN GENERAL!!!
Q. Does your singing group only sing as a duet, or is there any solo singing?
A. There’s both types of singing. This is because it is not the person singing but Jesus to whom we’re singing about that is important!
Q. Who is the human authority of the ministry?
A. Even though Missionary Ken Wolfgang is the leader & the “head” as the Bible directs. This does not mean he runs the show like Adolf Hitler, neither does he dictate things in this manner!!!
Q. How many active members are in the ministry?
A. At present there are only 2 active members in “The Ashtabula Angels” group.
Q. Who chooses the songs your group is going to sing?
A. This is a joint decision of the whole group. In fact that is what the word “group” means!
Q. Have you ever asked anyone to join your singing group?
A. NO! This has never come up. However, if God should so lead then we’d have to follow His leading.
Q. If someone wanted to join your singing group, would there be any requirements they’d have to meet?
A. Yes, if God led someone to ask us to join us they’d have to:
1. Be blood bought & born again.
2. Able to carry a tune in a bushel basket.
3. Love to win souls to Jesus Christ.
4. Not be in this for the glory, fame, or money.
5. Have the same doctrinal stand as we do.
Q. Are you currently interviewing anyone to join your singing group?
A. No! Not at this present time.
Q. Will you pay anyone to work in the ministry?
A. Are you CRAZY!!! Jesus NEVER got paid for doing the Father’s work, & any person who says they need to be “PAID” for doing GOD’S work is a total “nut” & needs to be threaded on the right bolt!!!
QUESTIONS YOU’VE ASKED ABOUT OUR STYLE OF SONGS!!!
Q. How is your singing group backed up musically?
A. this depends on the time & place. Normally, we use sound track recordings. However, we can sing with a church pianist etc., or we can sing without any musical accompaniment what so ever.
Q. Do you have a preference as to the type of songs your group sings?
A. Yes!!! If the song does not clearly lead the listener to the foot of the cross of Jesus Christ, WE’RE NOT SINGING IT!!! More to the point we love to sing songs that tell the story of Jesus love for us by dying for our sins on the cross!!!
Q. Do you write your own songs, or are they written by others?
A. We’ve in our collection songs of each type.
QUESTIONS YOU’VE ASKED ABOUT OUR ALBUM OR ALBUMS!!!
Q. Has your singing group ever made a music video, or DVD?
A. By God’s Grace … We’ll be doing this very soon! This had been out of our budget for the time being so it was not considered. However, Due to the generous LOVE GIFT from SIXEYES Music Studio Productions “Home of the PLATNUM, EARS, TRACKS, SOUND” who heard about our prayer request in this matter, & who was willing to donate the studio time & expense to make it a reality. We humbly except this LOVE gift, & by God’s Grace will be in the SIXEYES Music Studio Productions “Home of the PLATNUM, EARS, TRACKS, SOUND” studio later this 2017 to record our 1st Music DVD, which will be called “Love One Another!”. This Music DVD will have 6 song selections plus an interview with the studio producer, who will be asking us many questions about our singing ministry. However, although we’ll be making such a “Music Video or DVD” in 2017. We’ve made a DVD recording of a “LIVE” concert that was held for Leader Dogs For the Blind in 2013. As well as the Benefit Concert we did for Pilot Dogs Inc. in 2015.
I’M WANTING TO HAVE SIXEYES Music Studio Productions “Home of the PLATNUM, EARS, TRACKS, SOUND” PRODUCE MY NEXT VOICE-OVER, RADIO ADVERTISEMENT, MIX, OR ALBUM. HOW DO I CONTACT THEM???
Go here & get all the details, as well as fill out a contact form for the SIXEYES Music Studio Productions “Home of the PLATNUM, EARS, TRACKS, SOUND” studio!!!
I WANT TO MAKE A PAYMENT TO SIXEYES Music Studio Productions “Home of the PLATNUM, EARS, TRACKS, SOUND” FOR MY SCHEDULED Voice-Over, Radio Advertisement, Mix, or Album Production!!!
Go here to make payments using your Credit Card or Pay Pal account for your scheduled Voice-Over, Radio Advertisement, Mix, or Album Production at the SIXEYES Music Studio Productions “Home of the PLATNUM, EARS, TRACKS, SOUND”!
HOW DO I GET A COPY OF THE DVD VERSIONS OF THE BENEFIT CONCERTS!!!
For your $5 or more LOVE GIFT we will ship you the DVD version of The Ashtabula Angels “REACHING FOR THE HEAVENS WITH LEADER DOGS!!! Leader Dog Benefit Concert 2013” album!!! As well, we will be sure your LOVE GIFT reaches Leader Dogs for the blind.
For your $5 or more LOVE GIFT we will ship you the DVD version of The Ashtabula Angels “Taking Flight With Pilot Dogs! Pilot Dog Benefit Concert 2015” album!!! As well, we will be sure your LOVE GIFT reaches Pilot Dogs Inc. .
Q. Do you sell your singing group’s album in the church sanctuary, foyer, building, or do you take it outside to the parking lot?
A. If given our own preference we’d take it outside. We’d do this for the following reasons.
1. In the Jim Jones Cult they sold things in the church.
2. Jesus said that His house was to be a house of “PRAYER”.
3. Jesus said not to make a place of “merchandise” of His house.
4. it’s God’s house NOT A STORE!!!
5. We believe God’s house MUST be set apart from the things & ways of this world.
It may mean a few less albums getting LOVE gifts for them as church members rush home after a service on a very hot or very cold day, but we’ll not compromise our stand!!!!
Q. Is there a charge for your singing group’s album?
A. NO!!! Rather, we take LOVE OFFERINGS for them to cover the production cost. Anything over the production cost of making the album is put into the HOLYness BIBLEs for the blind ministry to reach the blind for Jesus Christ!!! Please Note that it does take a $5/Disc to produce each CD album including shipping.
For your $5 or more LOVE gift we will ship you the CD version of The Ashtabula Angels “CLEARLY SPOKEN” album!!!
For your $15 or more LOVE GIFT we will ship you the 3 Disc, CD version of The Ashtabula Angels “REACHING FOR THE HEAVENS WITH LEADER DOGS!!! Leader Dog Benefit Concert 2013” album!!! As well, we will be sure your LOVE GIFT reaches Leader Dogs for the blind.
For your $10 or more LOVE GIFT we will ship you the 2 Disc, CD version of The Ashtabula Angels “Taking Flight With Pilot Dogs! Pilot Dog Benefit Concert 2015” album!!! As well, we will be sure your LOVE GIFT reaches Pilot Dogs Inc. .
Q. Do you stand behind everything you send out?
Q. How do you handle the person who says they have received a defective CD or DVD from your ministry?
A. In this world we know that NOTHING is perfect. So, in that event we’d just replace it NO QUESTIONS ASKED!!!
Q. Is your group’s album(s) available in other formats?
A. Yes, you can also download the same albums for “TOTALLY FREE” through this website by clicking the following links. Just remember these downloads will be a “ZIP” file which after you download you must “EXTRACT” in order to play the mp3 file or files that are in the folder. Please check your computer’s “help” section for information on “EXTRACTING” ZIP files.
QUESTIONS YOU’VE ASKED ABOUT PUBLICITY!!!
Q. How is your ministry supported?
A. Strictly by love offerings of any type or size.
Q. Are monetary LOVE gifts the only excepted love offerings in your ministry?
A. NO, if a person bought a pile of blank recordable CD’s for example, we’d be as grateful for this love gift for the ministry as a $100 check, because if they bought us the $100 worth of CD’s then it would save us the trip to the bank, the store, then to the ministry studio just to start recording. When with this LOVE gift we get started right away!!! So, ALL love GIFTS no matter their type or size are gladly & gratefully excepted! THANK YOU!!!!
Q. Has your singing group ever done any kind of fund raisers for yourselves, or was it for others?
A. We’ve NEVER done fund raisers for ourselves. Rather, it was ALWAYS for OTHERS!!! Although we’ve done many fund raisers throughout the years. The most notable, was the benefit concerts for Leader Dogs For The Blind of Rochester, MI, in 2007 & 2013. As well as the Benefit Concert we did for Pilot Dogs Inc. of Columbus, OH, in 2015.
Q. Has your singing group ever made a guest appearance at the request of a church etc.?
A. Yes. Several churches in the Ohio & Pennsylvania areas have already asked us to come to sing.
Q. What percentage of LOVE gifts to your ministry are used for non ministry use, such as office personnel etc.?
A. NONE!!!! As we believe Jesus was never paid for doing the Father’s work, & neither should we be paying someone to work for God!!! EVERY dollar given to this ministry goes out to see someone saved! NOT to line ANYONE’S POCKETS!!!! This conviction holds true no matter if someone wanted to join our singing group or even just help out as a stage hand or to pass out concert flyers. The same rule applies. NO PAYMENT IS GIVEN AND THAT’S FINAL!!!
Q. Has your singing group ever put an advertisement in the media to promote your group’s singing?
A. The only advertising that was used was the free ads in the paper to advertise a benefit concert, & these types of advertisements cost nothing, & we’d not have paid for them if they did anyway!!!
Q. What percentage of love gifts to your ministry is used for publicity?
A. None, zero, & zip! Now take your pick!!! Since we don’t believe that funds should be used for anything other than what they were intended for!!!!
Q. How do I know my love gift is being used strictly for the ministry?
A. Well, there are always skeptics some where, & without being an actual part of the ministry you’ll never be able to actually know. However, we try for those who are like this to say if you
using the “contact us” link we can tell you the type of CD’s we need or other things that don’t require you to send a monetary donation. Oh well, it was only a thought. Skeptics will be skeptics!!! Unless of course you’re willing to prove us WRONG by clicking the “contact us” link.