The Deepest Longing of the Soul
A Multimedia Quest for Truth

Creative Team

Matt & Sherry McPherson

Executive Producers, Songwriters, Script Writers
As worship leaders, singers, songwriters, and Christian business owners, Matt and Sherry McPherson bring a wealth of diverse talents to The Question. As the writers of the pivotal song, “The Salvation Poem,” Matt and Sherry gave The Question its central theme, personal evangelism. Their quarterly community-wide praise and worship event, CityPrayz, has earned accolades and adaptation in other communities. Matt is the inventor behind the famous McPherson acoustic guitars, which are played by many of the world’s leading musicians, as well as the Mathews Archery bows and accessories. Together, Matt and Sherry focus much of their energy on worldwide evangelism and the support of missions organizations and individual missionaries. Matt and Sherry have committed that all profits from sales of The Question materials will be used in the support of worldwide evangelism and missions, and that they will never profit personally from The Question or “The Salvation Poem.”

Steven V. Taylor

Arranger & Producer, Songwriter, Script Writer
Steven V. Taylor is one of Christian music’s most prolific producers, arrangers, and songwriters. Over the course of his 30-year career, Steven V. has worked alongside many top recording artists, songwriters, record labels, publishing companies, and concert tours in Christian music. His work has received much recognition in the music industry, including 9 Dove Awards, more than 30 Dove Award nominations, a Grammy nomination, and a nomination by the Gospel Music Association for Producer of the Year in 2004. Steven V. has produced artists that include Michael W. Smith, Don Moen, Kirk Franklin, Matt Redman, Toby Mac, Truth, First Call and many others. More than one million books for his various youth and children musicals have been sold.

David Kiern

Video Director
In his 15 years as a filmmaker, David Kiern has directed many short narratives, music videos, and documentaries. His work has aired on network and cable television. Five of his films have premiered at film festivals. As an editor and cameraman, Kiern has worked on many high-profile projects, including Bono’s ONE Campaign; Sean Hannity’s Freedom Concerts; the NFL Halftime Show featuring the United States Marines; and a comedy special for James Gregory. He has provided filmmaking services for Big Idea/VeggieTales, EMI Music, Integrity Film, Gaylord, and Lifeway. He has worked on concert films for Jars of Clay, Third Day, Rebecca St. James, Newsong, and Michael W. Smith. For more information visit

Bob Hoose

Script Writer
Thirty years ago, Bob started out as an actor in a traveling troupe of Christian actors called the Jeremiah People. Since then he has performed internationally as one half of the acclaimed duo Custer and Hoose, as well as published a wide variety of theatre and musical materials through publishing houses such as Lillenas, Word and Genevox. He is well known for directing, writing and producing for Christian theater and radio, most recently for Adventures in Odyssey. Currently Bob is working as associate editor with the Plugged In staff at Focus on the Family to spearhead efforts to focus more heavily on video games.

Jim Custer

Script Writer
Jim Custer has been an easily recognized figure in the Christian acting community for some twenty years. He has created a wonderful assortment of characters during a decade of touring and directing with the theatre troupe the Jeremiah People, as well as in his Christian film and professional stage work. In addition, he brings his keen insight and hands-on experience to seminars and workshops nationwide.

Don Boyer

Executive Producer, Script Writer, Product Developer
As a writer, arranger, producer and record label executive, Don Boyer has contributed to the success of more than two dozen Gold and Platinum albums and more than 50 million albums sold. He has worked on behalf of many top artists in Christian music, including Sandi Patty, Steven Curtis Chapman, Wayne Watson, Michael Card, Margaret Becker, Twila Paris and others, as well as mainstream artists including Andy Williams, Shirley Jones, Willie Nelson, Crystal Gayle, Bryan White, the Winans, and others. His scriptwriting includes the final draft of an Angel Award winning video for the Gospel Music Association, and he wrote, directed and co-produced the critically-acclaimed two-part television special, “Josiah Henson: The Real Uncle Tom,” starring Larnelle Harris. Don and his wife, Tammy, are active in worship ministries in their church, and for several years taught Sunday School for teens.