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Dr. Don Hoxworth & Beverly Hoxworth

Association President & Vice President 


Dr. Don Hoxworth and his wife, Beverly, have been in full-time ministry since 1981.  

Dr. Hoxworth has enjoyed 73 years of ministry, beginning his preaching and music ministry at the age of 9 with his  family group, The Hoxworths Revival Team.  Members of that team included his father, Rev. R.C. Hoxworth,  grandmother Sybil Hoxworth, brother Richard and sister Barbara.  They also traveled and ministered with Rev. & Mrs. Hall and their daughter Linda.   

When Don married Beverly in 1955,  he joined her family group, The Singing Nixons, and continued preaching and singing with them until 1978 when her brother, Bob Nixon, moved to Heaven.  

The Singing Nixons were well-known in The Heartland and found the favor of God everywhere they ministered.  

In 1981, Don and Beverly formed a new group, Hoxworth & Co., and continued sharing their musical gifts in church services and concerts.  

During their pastoral years, Bev was a vocal coach, she held career development seminars, and was Minister over Praise and Worship and Women’s Ministries.  After 17 years of pastoring, Don and Bev resigned in 2010 and are currently ministering with Hoxworth & Co. 

At the 2017 IAMM Convention, Dr. Elmer Masters, the Chaplain of the International Association of Music Ministries, honored Pastor Don with a Doctorate Degree of Pastoral Psychology.    


Dr. Hoxworth’s vision for ministry extends far beyond the limits of pastoring a church or singing in a Southern Gospel music group.  He has a heart for all genres of Christian music and for those who promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music.  He offers himself as a friend, counselor and pastor to each and every member of I.A.M.M.  Don and Bev are committed to help and encourage and these dedicated Music Ministers.

Their family, Pastor Scott and Marsha Hoxworth, Wayne and Carla Wade, five grandchildren and great-grandson are a source of tremendous love and support for Don and Beverly as they continue go to about the Father’s business.

Scott & Marsha Hoxworth

Board members

Scott Hoxworth is not only the son to Pastor Don and Beverly, he is also an accomplished musician, songwriter and singer.  As a musician, he excels in keyboards, drums/percussion, jazz bass guitar, and he, along with Marsha, are an awesome Praise and Worship team. He and Marsha are Senior Pastors at Faith Temple Church in Killeen, Texas.  They traveled full time with THE HOXWORTHS where he was the band leader for The Hoxworths band for several years before pursuing the ministry that God called him and Marsha to. They have two sons and a daughter-in-law....Tyler & Natalie and Corbett.

Scott attended Texas Christian University as a music major on a music scholarship.  He also received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies & Theology as well as a Masters Degree in Pastoral Counseling and Psychology from Minnesota Graduate School of Theology.  Marsha has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Teaching and also a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies and Theology.

Scott's expertise  in all aspects of music is outstanding and his ministerial wisdom goes far beyond his years.  His knowledge of the music industry and music ministry are an asset to the I.A.M.M. family.

Darrell Owens
Board Member

Darrell Owens is an accomplished finger-style guitarist whose style reflects the influences of country, jazz and classical music.  He was the 1998 recipient of the "Golden Thumbpick Award" which is awarded by "The Association of Finger-style Guitarists" in recognition of outstanding performances.

His recording, "Friend" is finger-style guitar at it's best. His video series, "Beginning Finger-style Guitar" has received the highest recommendation from teachers and students as the easiest way to outstanding performances.

Darrell was Senior Pastor of The Family Church in Anaheim, California for many years and served as Chaplain to the Anaheim Police Department for many years as well. He and his wife Barbara work together as a husband and wife team. They are now pastoring a church in Buena Park, CA. Although they live in Southern California, their southern gospel heritage still shines through. Their visit to any church is truly a memorable event.

Harvey Cox

IAMM Attorney

Harvey L. Cox is an attorney-mediator in Mexia, Texas.  Harvey and his wife, Rebecca, attend Highlands Baptist Church in Waco, Texas. They have three boys, Chance, Christopher and Hayden.

Harvey holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies from Dallas Bible College, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies from Criswell Bible College and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Houston Law Center.

Chuck Ruppert

Board Member



Chuck Ruppert is a Project Manager and Electrical Engineer in the Oil and Gas Industry.


Chuck and his lovely wife Deborah attend Church at New Life Christian Fellowship in LaPorte, Texas, where Chuck is on the Board of Directors and Director of the men's fellowship. Chuck also plays guitar in the Church Orchestra.


Chuck holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and holds several PM (Project Management) certifications and credentials. 

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