GROUP BIO

The Four In Christ Quartet is a Southern Gospel Quartet, based out of New Bern, NC, began in 1970 with four young men, singing and sharing with congregations in and around the New Bern, NC area. They were accompanied by a flattop guitar that was played by one of the singers. They remain dedicated to winning the lost for the LORD Jesus Christ through the ministry of quality music, Bible preaching, and personal testimonies. The “Four” original members were, Rev. Jerry English (Baritone~1970-1986), Jim English (Tenor/Guitar~1970-1976), Nate Harvey (Lead~1970-1996), and Beck Bennett (Bass~1970-Present), who quickly became known as The Four In Christ Quartet.

At one time, group membership grew to as many as 8 (four singer and four musicians). In addition to the original “Four”, past group members are: J.B. Bennett (Manager/Bus Driver~ 1970-1983), Gary Ormond (Piano~1971-1973), Bennie Everington (Piano/Baritone~1973-2010), Greg Andrews (Drums~1974-2004), Lloyd Gaskins (Bass Guitar~1974-1976), Rex Hawkins (Bass Guitar~1976-1979), Buddy Sasser (Tenor/Lead/Guitar~ 1976-2016), Doug Strange (Keyboards/Tenor~1986-2007), John Stilley (Bass Guitar~1990-1992).

Since 1970, the group recorded dozens of albums, CDs, and videos. Currently, the group records with Producer/Arranger Wesley Pritchard in Fayetteville, NC. Between 1974 and 1976, they enjoyed producing their weekly TV program which aired every Sunday morning on WCTI-TV12 in New Bern, NC.


Beck Bennett - Bass / Manager, Member since 1970

Beck Bennett is the bass singer from that original "Four" and has also served as group manager since his father's death in 1983. He is a native of New Bern, NC and is married to his high-school sweetheart, Patty. They have two sons, Anthony and Blake, and are members of the Antioch FWB Church in New Bern, where Beck serves as a deacon and adult Sunday School teacher. He is retired from the NAVAIR Depot at the MCAS Cherry Point, NC and is looking forward to the future. Beck has made a "daily" commitment to our ministry and he strives to provide a positive, Christian example for others.

Steve Thompson - Lead, Member since 2018
Steve Thompson is no stranger to Southern Gospel music. He has been a fan since he was 13 years old after hearing The LeFevres in the church he attended in Virginia. Steve began singing S.G. music in 2009 with Crossing Jordan and most recently managed and sang for Southern Harmony. He grew up in Falls Church, Virginia but moved to Kinston with his family in 1984. Steve has worked in the Public Safety field for over 33 years and is currently a Probation/Parole Officer for the State of NC. Steve is also a certified Volunteer Firefighter. Steve has one son; Nick, one daughter; Amber, and one granddaughter; Karson. Emory is like a granddaughter to Steve, and she sometimes attends S.G. concerts with him as she loves “Jesus music.” Steve is a member of Jackson Heights FWB Church in Kinston. Steve has a heartfelt desire to see souls saved and lives changed by spreading the Gospel through music.
Dale Ormond - Baritone, Member since 1999
Dale is no stranger to Southern Gospel Music. From a young age he traveled and sang with his family (The Singing Ormonds) and he has been a member of The Four In Christ Quartet Ministry since 1999. A native of New Bern, NC, where Dale still makes his home.  Dale has two sons; Brandon, who lives in Raleigh, NC, and Austin and daughter-in-law, Sandra who live in New Bern, NC along with their 3 children. Dale is a retired employee of the City of New Bern and is well known as a devoted father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Dale combines his Pentecostal roots with his God-given talents to help make our ministry all it can be.
Donnie Avery - Tenor , Member since 2007
After traveling for nearly 30 years as an original member of The Boys From Bethlehem, Donnie has come into The Four In Christ Quartet Ministry to replace long time tenor, Doug Strange. Donnie was the natural selection for our tenor position. He has been an admired and dear friend of The Four In Christ Quartet Ministry since we first met him in 1971. Donnie is a native of Onslow County and today he and his lovely wife Julie make their home in Richlands, NC. He is a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church in Jacksonville, NC and is employed as a Driver's License Examiner for the state of NC. Donnie's God given talent along with his Christian commitment and love for Southern Gospel Music is the perfect combination that completes our ministry.
Blake Davis - Piano/Vocalist, Member since 2018
Blake Davis comes to The Four In Christ Quartet as the newest and youngest member of the group to play piano. In addition Blake also loves to sing. At the age of 2 he would sit beside his mother on the piano bench watching her play and he would sing along as she played for their church. It wasn't until the age of 20 that he began learning how to play the piano. Blake's styles of playing resemble some of his favorite Southern Gospel pianist including the late Roger Bennett and Hovie Lister as well as the late Floyd Cramer. Blake, makes his home in Richlands, North Carolina and is a North Carolina State Employee for the Department of Transportation. He is also a huge UNC Tar Heels Basketball fan and goes to as many of their games as possible. (Go Heels!!!) He is the Director of Music for the Lighthouse Baptist Church, Jacksonville, NC. We're confident that Blake's love for God, his savior Jesus Christ, and love of others along with his God-given talents will surely help the ministry of The Four In Christ Quartet grow.

Todd Andrews - Sound & Stage Manager, Member since 2002
Todd is a native of New Bern, NC where he lives with his wife Tonya and daughters Hailey and Caroline. Todd is an employee at the Fleet Readiness Center East at the MCAS Cherry Point, NC. He and Tonya are members of Antioch FWB Church in New Bern, where Todd serves as a Deacon and Sound Man. His addition as "Sound Man” for The Four In Christ Quartet has boosted our ministry to a higher and more consistent standard. Todd's passion for detail along with his dedication and deep Christian commitment makes for a perfect contribution to our ministry.
 
     
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