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.
Allen Sipe Baritone
Playing and singing Christian music has been an integral part of Allen’s life and ministry since he met Christ in 1973. He has performed all over the United States both as a solo artist and with numerous groups. However, he wasn’t really exposed to the Southern Gospel genre until the early 1990’s when he attended a concert by The Bishops in Sedalia, MO. He will tell you it was “love at first hearing” and his quartet journey began. Most notably, singing tenor with The Skyline Boys out of Manassas, Virginia, and playing piano and singing baritone for The Melody Boys Quartet from Little Rock, AR. Allen is a graduate of Covenant Seminary and has served Christ both as a pastor and itinerant evangelist.
Allen and his wife Marji reside in Sedalia, MO, where Marji also teaches music and piano at State Fair Community College. They recently celebrated their 34th year of marriage. Their daughter, Angela, lives in Columbia, MO and is also a vocalist.
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 Oklahoma City, OK.
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