Ken has always been singing as a part of God's call on his life. While in high school and college, he sang with Chestnut Ridge Quartet in Western PA. While in the Philadelphia area, he sang with the Prospectors Quartet for five years. For the past 24 years, he has sung with the Fellowship Vocal Band, which eventually became The Fellowship Quartet.
The Fellowship Quartet was originally based in Westmoreland County, but was moved to Bedford in 1999, when Ken and his wife Darla purchased Friendship Village Campground and Retirement Community. As a licensed and ordained minister, Ken loves to preach and teach the word of God, and he has found many opportunities at Friendship Village and filling the pulpit for revivals and special Sundays in various churches.
Since the age of 5, Brad has been fulfilling God's purpose in his life to sing. Brad's family first sang Southern Gospel music with another family and called themselves The Seekers. At the age of 16, Brad's family started singing as The Lowery Family, which sang for 30 years in western Maryland and surrounding areas. Brad joined the Fellowship Quartet in 2016, where he continues to use his singing ability to bring honor and glory to God.
Brad accepted Christ as his savior at a young age. He was raised in the church and has always been active in church ministries. He has served as Sunday School Teacher, Youth Leader, and board member. He is currently a member of the choir and the Praise and Worship Team. Outside the church, Brad has also served his community, coaching youth sports and as the treasurer for his town. He and his wife, Paula, live in Ellerslie, MD, where they raised two sons, Steven and Lucas. Brad is currently employed by Northrop Grumman as a Quality Engineer.
Rich says the Lord has blessed him with the love of his life with his wife of over 32 years and his best friend, Donna. They also are blessed with two children: a son Justin, a computer science major, and a daughter Alyscia, who is studying massage therapy. Music is inherent in his family, who used to harmonize as they drove to church.
Growing up, Rich sang in various groups. School choirs, of course, as well as the SPEOBQSA (Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America) Barbershop Choir, the Assembly of God Eastern District Youth Choir, and a number of other church choirs. In college, he sang in a 12-person acapella choir that had the privilege to sing in the White House four times.
Finally, for the last 16 years, he has had the honor of singing with The Fellowship Quartet. This experience has blessed him through and through. Through the years he has enjoyed the pastimes of baseball, basketball, football, hunting and fishing. Rich was employed by Peoples Gas for 28 years.
His favorite Bible passage is Romans 8:38-39: "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus, our Lord."
John McPherson is the group's tenor singer. He spends much of his time on the road during the day, making deliveries to supermarkets and singing on the weekends. In the past, he has served as a music minister and has been a part of other Southern Gospel singing groups. Among his interests are soccer, bass fishing, and gospel music! His favorite scripture verses are Ephesians 2:8-9. John and his wife, Joanne have been married since 1976 and reside in Orrstown, PA. They have a daughter, a son and five grandchildren.