Jim McClintock began his singing
"career" at the young age of 6, when his local church "Sunshine
Group", from his hometown of Springfield, Ohio, visited the
"Prison-Farm" to present a short inspirational music service. In order
to be seen he was placed on a chair behind the podium, and sang with fervor;
"Hold the Fort, For I Am Coming!" Thankfully, no prisoners tried to
take over the place!
Jim became involved in Male Quartet singing
during his freshman year in High School. During the next few years he sang with
various Glee Clubs and numerous choirs, including the Roger Wagner Chorale and
A graduate of Southern Adventist University, he
earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business and Accounting. Both, private
accounting and CPA firms for a number of years employed him as a means of
supporting his gradually growing music career.
Jim sang with various professional gospel
quartets throughout the Southeastern United States from 1952 to 1962. He declined
a very lucrative opportunity to join the Jordanaires Quartet in 1958, while
they were the "Back-up" group for Elvis Presley in several of his
movies and recordings.
He became the bass of the King's Heralds Quartet
of the International Radio Broadcast, Voice of Prophecy in 1962. For the next
15-years until 1977, he was privileged to sing in over 20 different languages
and dialects. He recorded over 25 different albums of Gospel Music while with
the King's Heralds, traveling worldwide, singing in the languages of various
countries, which they visited during those years.
In 1977 he developed a personal music and
MINISTRY OF THE CROSS became a
full-time "Faith Adventure" in 1988, involving concerts, revivals,
television & radio appearances throughout the United States, Canada, and
Latin America. Since 1988, the Ministry has produced over 20 different
featuring many personal compositions, and includes 3 albums
Jim is married to Ann Pillor McClintock, a
graduate of Loma Linda University School of Nursing, with a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Nursing. Ann is currently serving as Associate Executive Director of
OF THE CROSS-. She is active in the Ministry as a contralto singer, and
is featured in solos and duets on several different albums.
The McClintocks reside in Thousand Oaks,
California, and continue to travel widely throughout the United States and other