Alan’s roots are deep in the panhandle of Texas where he was born and raised, a graduate of Texas Tech University, and fulfilled a professional career in the financial services industry.
His love for gospel music began in 1980 with the startup of a local quartet, The Conchords, in Amarillo, Texas. He has performed with various other local quartets and quintets for the past thirty-three years. “Gospel music has been the centerpiece in my life and the anchor of my faith in Christ,” he says. “I firmly believe the touch of the Saviour can be delivered through music!”
Alan and his wife, Cathi, married in 1984 and have lived in the Branson, Missouri area since the move from Texas in 2011. They have three wonderful daughters, Michelle, Jennifer, and Chelsi—all married with families of their own—and six awesome grandchildren.
David "Homer" Hartwell Tenor
David has always loved Southern Gospel Music and sang tenor in The Glorybound Quartet in the 80’s. In 1994, he and his wife moved to England as missionaries with Baptist Bible Fellowship until moving back in 1999.
David has sung in groups, done solo work and now is very excited to be a part of Abundance Quartet. David states, “The most important decision I have made was accepting Jesus as my personal Savior. That is why I sing about the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and what He has done for us.”
David currently lives in Elkland, MO, with his wife Yleen. They met at church camp and were married in 1975. They have one daughter, Rachel, who is married to John Andrews and a son, Nicholas Hartwell who is married to LaDonna. Currently, David and Yleen attend Cherry Street Baptist Church in Springfield, MO.
Ed Edington Baritone
Ed’s singing history is much like a lot of other singers that have been part of groups throughout their lives. He was born into a gospel singing family. Early favorites were the Statesmen Quartet, Blackwood Brothers, and the OakRidge Boys with Smitty Gatlin. Ed has had the opportunity to sing with family as well as with some other very talented musicians and singers. The New Harvest Quartet was his first group that included members outside of his family. Later he joined a very established group from the Rolla area, The Singing Disciples, and sang with them for 11 years.
Ed has been a minister of music, leading the praise and worship in his church in Houston, MO. Ed was ordained a minister of the gospel in 2008. He had the wonderful blessing of leading a church for three years as pastor. However, God led him out of the pulpit into an evangelical ministry through revivals, mission trips and working closely with the Texas County Baptist Association. “God has truly blessed me through all the different ministries He has placed me in. There is no doubt that He has led me into this ministry with three other godly men. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for Abundance Quartet.”
Ed is married to LeAnn and has two children, Jodi and Scott, who are married with children. Ed and LeAnn have three wonderful grand-kids.
Jamie Layton Bass
Jamie’s love of gospel music began as he started listening to Gaither Homecoming TV Shows in the late 90’s. He especially loved listening to and singing along with the Bass singers. In 2002 and 2003 he attended Stamps-Baxter School of Music and was hooked. He joined River City Quartet in 2005 where he sang for 5 years.
He has been looking for a group to sing with ever since. He states, “I finally felt led to start a group and God has been putting everything together. It is amazing how He brings people together, and your paths seem to be connected.” He also states, “This is going to be AWESOME!”
Jamie and his wife Pam were married in 1982 and currently reside in Branson, MO. They met in college at SBU in Bolivar, MO. They have a son, Zach, who lives in St. Charles, MO.
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