Press Kit

Mark Hall, Larry DeTienne, Vernon Smith, Pete Peters and
Richard Meier

We believe, standing firm upon the foundation placed by Jesus Christ, Son of God Almighty, who loves us so much that He was born into human flesh, lived among us, became a humble servant, suffered a cruel and agonizing death to pay for all sin. Who rose from that death and ascended into heaven to be our advocate at the right hand of the Father, as our Lord and Savior. Our mission is to share the life and love of Jesus through music and spoken word. In our daily lives we demonstrate our faith by attending our local churches, giving to the needs of others and loving our families as Christ has loved us.

In April, 2011, Larry DeTienne (formerly with The New Wine Quartet, The DeTienne Family Trio, The Huffman Family Band and The Calvary Echoes) joined with Mark Hall (a graduate of the worship collage in Wichita, former Music pastor in a Southern Baptist Church and formerly with The Calvary Echoes) and their friend Richard Meier came together to begin to develop a new gospel quartet. It wasn’t until October 2011, we were fortunate enough to have Vernon Smith join us. Vernon is a wonderful addition to the group, and is an excellent soloist that has been singing many years in a variety of venues throughout the state of Kansas. A short time later, we were blessed with a wonderful sound man, Pete Peters. Pete has had many years experience with sound as well as singing in gospel groups prior to joining us.Because people questioned are being a quartet because we have 5, we made the name change from “Four the Cross Quartet” to “Four The Cross Gospel Group”. Our group has over 70 years combined of music ministry.

“I want to recommend the ministry of Four the Cross Quartet. Their wide range of music and Southern Gospel style was a blessing to our church Evangel Assembly of God. During their musical ministry, we laughed at times, other times we clapped; while at other times we just stopped to worship the Lord as He spoke through the words and music. You can feel confident that their presentations will honor the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Pastor Vance Cauthon
Evangel Assembly of God

“Four the Cross brought an inspiring and exciting concert to First Church of the Nazarene. These four men are not only talented, they experience the message of their songs. We already have scheduled them to return. I highly recommend them!”
Dr. Gene Williams, Pastor Emeritus
First Church of the Nazarene

“We were privileged to have Four The Cross with us for an awesome evening of Worship, Encouragement, and some fun thrown in on the side! The guys came in with a servant’s heart to lift up our Savior and to bless those who were there. Our folks enjoyed them greatly and were blessed by their ministry.”
Gayle Tenbrook, Associate Pastor
Immanuel Baptist Church 





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