By Joyce Spamer
Southern Gospel NY is excited about bringing into the Rochester area, a group that loves the Lord and loves singing about His praises and all He has done for them. If you have never heard 4One Quartet and even if you have, I am sure you will not want to miss this concert. They will be singing on Friday evening, August 9, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the newly air conditioned Parkridge Free Methodist Church, 10 Straub Road Rochester, New York 14626, right down the street from Unity Parkridge Hospital.
4 ONE Quartet is an all-male southern gospel group, with their name deriving from 4 men who sing for ONE God! Their mission is to encourage, uplift and serve.
1) Encouraging each person on their journey to come into a relationship with our Savior
2) Uplifting each person on their walk to see our Savior
3) Serving each person either in the local, regional, national concert or church service setting
These 4 men use the gifts God gave them, their voices, to spread the message of the gospel through their songs. Never is there a concert or church service where people don’t feel blessed by their songs. They are also involved in the Nursing Home, Assistant Living ministry, in which they travel to places in all the states and sing to our family members that are not able to attend church services or events.
Jim Quales: Lead Singer/Owner/Manager. What can I say? God is good all the time! God has blessed Jim and turned many a sorrow into Joy! Jim was raised in a missionaries home and seen God do many great things. However, he went through some personal trauma. This affected his life more than he ever knew, but God was gracious and gave him back what life had stolen from him. Over the years, Jim has seen many twists and turns. Through it all he could see where God had always been there! While meeting with a dear pastor in southern Michigan, he poured his heart out to God and asked him to forgive him and to have a personal relationship with him.
It was an amazing time and God was so faithful. In November of 2011 God gave him a second chance in life and he was blessed with a wonderful wife and great kids. Jim has had many influences in Gospel music in his life. Jim states “My older brother Don Jr. was probably the biggest influence and at least got me started in music. He would come home from college on weekends and while riding somewhere in the car have me sing. I will never forget singing over and over – It Will Never Lose Its Power. He eventually got to hear a cassette by the great Cathedral Quartet. It was their first acappella project and from that time on Jim has been hooked on good Southern Gospel Music. A while ago he told his wife about his dream to own and manage his own quartet and here they are. He is married to his lovely wife Nicole and his children are Joseph, Jonathan, Jason, Jerome (Lamont) Dillon, Derek, Devin and Demi. Church Home: Cherry Grove Church of the Nazarene, Hobbies: Playing Bass and Acoustic Guitar, listening to music, watching movies. Favorite Scripture: Ephesians 1. Favorite Book: Bible, Simple Church, and Singing News Magazine. Favorite Song: Music of My Heart (Nicole C. Mullins), Still Haven’t Found What I have Been Looking For (U2), Somebody Touched Me (Cathedrals) Favorite Artist: Cathedrals Quartet.
John Croy, Tenor: I was three years old when my dad explained the plan of salvation to me. There in my bedroom, I leaned my head against my dresser and accepted Christ as my Savior. Growing up in a Christian home, I learned many of the great hymns of the faith and gained an appreciation and an ear for good harmonies. It wasn’t until college though, that I was introduced to southern gospel music. I’ve been hooked ever since! This is the third group with which I’ve have the privilege to sing. I couldn’t do it without the unwavering love and support of my wife! She’s always supported my dreams! I thank God that He’s a Savior worth singing about, and I look forward to seeing lives changed!
Married to Janna Croy. Children: Brooklyn, Emmett, and Carter. Church Home: New Heights Baptist Church. Hobbies: Listening to music, Watching TV shows season by season with my wife. Favorite Scripture: Ecclesiastes 10:11-12, 12:13-14, and 2nd Corinthians 4:8-9. Favorite Book: The Bible. Lord of the Rings. Favorite Song: “Whispers in the Night” (Legacy Five) and “I Will Be Praying” (Brian Free and Assurance). Favorite Artist: Gaither Vocal Band
George Pushkar, Baritone: My spiritual journey began in February 1978. I went from serving in the USAF, singing country music on the weekends to listening to gospel music and seeking God’s Plan for my life. He guided my steps to learning southern gospel music and from there I began singing in a trio, eventually starting my own quartet and have enjoyed 4 part harmony from that day on. I believe the Word in Song ministers to others in the same way it ministers to me. I thoroughly enjoy being in ministry, seeing lives changed because of the message we are privileged to sing. Children: Eric & Aaron. Grandchildren: Chloe & Jude. Church Home: Lake Gibson Church of the Nazarene. Hobbies: Listening to music, fishing, walking my dog Mr. Bojangles. Favorite Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11 and Proverbs 3: 5-6. Favorite Book: Bible. Favorite Song: Midnight Cry. Favorite Artist: Guy Penrod, Home: Grand Rapids MI.
Will Funk, Bass: I was raised in a Christian family and was saved at an old fashioned Free Methodist Camp Meeting in 1965. They had an old fashioned tent with wood chips on the ground and wooden benches. At the age of 18 I chose a career in Law Enforcement, and while serving over 30 years through many incidents became very close to God, while He brought me through many close calls. He has been by my side through all these years and continues to be the most important person in my life. Spouse: Charlotte. Children: William Honey, Debora Clement, Renee Elswick, Kimberly Gokey, Dorothy Michiels. Church Home: Huron Shores Fellowship, Alpena, Michigan. Hobbies: Singing Gospel Music & Working in my yard. Favorite Scripture: John 3:16 & John 14:1. Favorite Book: Bible & Singing News Magazine. Favorite Song: I’m Free & When He Reached Down His Hand For Me. Favorite Artist: Cathedral Quartet, Sung Gospel Music for: 50 + years.
There are no tickets needed for this concert, but we will be taking a $10 Donation at the door to give to the group for their expenses. Come out and enjoy an evening of Great Christian Fellowship. We look forward to seeing you all there.