Meet The Guys
Barry sings the lead part for the quartet. Barry is from Pigeon, Michigan. He works for Choice Books – a inspirational book distributor. Barry is also an ordained minister in the Mennonite church. “I feel a strong calling to reach as many people as I can for the cause of Christ”. He has been with the Calvarymen since December of 1993. Barry studied music at Eastern Mennonite University and has been singing southern gospel music since 1987 with several different groups including the Crestmen from Mt. Crawford, Virginia, and Gospel Echoes Prison Ministry, from Goshen, Indiana. With the Gospel Echoes Barry traveled all over the US and Canada singing and ministering in prisons and churches.
Jim Glasco is back singing bass for the Calvarymen Quartet. He is the origional bass singer and co-founded the Calvarymen. Jim traveled with the group all over the country, appearing on many of the big promotions, including the National Quartet Convention while it was in Memphis, Nashville, and now Louisville. He retired from the Calvarymen in 1997. Jim sang with a quartet called the Master’s Touch for a number of years. When that group came off the road the Calvarymen pulled Jim out of retirement once again to promote it’s 55th anniversary and he has been traveling with the group ever since. 56 years later, Jim’s rich bass voice is as strong as ever, pleasing crowds of young and old. He and his wife Sharon make their home in Lapeer, MI.
Steve sings baritone for the Calvarymen and lives in Davison Michigan with his wife Ranee. He also has four grown children: Alicia, Eric, Jason, and Sarah, and attends the Davison Missionary Church. Although a General Motors retiree, he still enjoys working and delivering pharmaceuticals. His hobbies include golf and tennis, and he also enjoys travel. Steve began playing the piano and organ at an early age, and later, as a teenager began singing in school and in church musicals. His first group singing experience in church was an eight piece ensemble called the “Eleutheros.” From solos to quartets to choirs, Steve has always been involved in some type of Christian music ministry. His latest endeavor involved composing music, singing, and playing keyboard for the Christian jazz group, Company C.
Singing the Tenor part for the Calvarymen is Phil Parkin. After a 17 year break Phil is returning to the Calvarymen for the third time. Phil brings his strong Tenor voice that has been enjoyed by many people through the years back to the platform. Phil looks forward to singing again and ministering God’s word through Southern Gospel music. Phil lives in Caro, Michigan with his wife Cindy and daughter Joyanna where Phil is also Pastor of Wahjamega Country Church.