4 The Light Quartet
For over 17 years, 4 The Light Quartet continues to share the gospel in song by mixing classic and traditional Hymns with current up-beat Southern Gospel radio favorites. These humble guys not only love Jesus, but when asked can tell the stories behind all the wonderfully written hymns they sing, some centuries old; sharing stories about the writers, the times when the songs were written, and personal testimonies with a focus on the importance of the messages associated with the music. 4 The Light strives to be the best they can be musically, by working with top Southern Gospel Music leaders and professionals, personally arranging and producing all their own music arrangements, and bringing quality national talent singing of audience hymn favorites throughout our midwest communities. 4 The Light Quartet sings regularly at churches, multiple county and state fairs, radio and television sponsored sings, convention centers, theaters, nursing homes, and is willing to share the gospel in song at birthday parties, prisons, hospitals, shopping malls, homeless shelters, shut-ins, campgrounds, even at funerals. Whether it be in front of hundreds, or just one, the message of God's Love, encouragement and to reach the lost does not change. A 4 The Light Gospel concert program is no doubt entertaining and full of humor, but it is equally educational, serious and always uplifting. Since 2002, 4 The Light Quartet continues to provide professional, compassionate ministry program events. It is simply what they do.
Currently 4 The Light Quartet is in the studio working on their 3rd Gospel CD and preparing for the annual Christmas Special.
'We love singing the Oldtime hymns, providing an uplifting message, providing individual testimonies, and the history, stories and backgrounds behind most of the traditional hymns and Southern Gospel classics we sing. Contact us at 4 The Light Quartet # 317-376-3947 or for more information."
- 4 The Light Quartet
Formed in 2002 as the Mt Comfort Men's Quartet. MCMQ's roots began by singing widely known traditional hymns either accompanied by a piano or simply a Cappella. With a new lead in 2006 and a new Baritone shortly after, the group continued as the JC Travelers. In 2014, with a new name, the 4 The Light Quartet began a journey outside of the five east Indianapolis churches that they have served regularly for over a decade spreading the word through song throughout Indiana and beyond. 4 The Light has been blessed with being able to travel throughout Indiana and beyond and continues to travel with full sound ready for all-age indoor and outdoor concerts or worship services. 4 The Light Quartet invites you to come to a ministry program event and experience for yourself the deep bass of Ron Coffman, the lead vocals of Darvin Fenter, the rich baritone of Jonathan Palmer and the extreme highs of tenor Michael Hoyt and be ready for an evening concert or service filled with joy, laughter, foot-stomping Southern Gospel singing, heartfelt stories, uplifting testimonies, traditional four-part harmony hymns, and all in His name.
Ron Coffman, Bass
Darvin Fenter, Lead
Jonathan Palmer, Baritone
Michael Hoyt, Tenor
"The majority of our concerts are 45-75 minutes but we have been known to go as long as 3.5 hrs. We have enough equipment to make a memorably full ministry day, morning service or evening concert event and if requested, we also can include a devotion, message, or guest speaking services (we have filled in for many vacationing pastors through the years). Our music sets are a mix of 'well-known' audience favorite classic hymns and classic and modern Southern Gospel songs. We love it when the audience sings along and when most of the songs are recognized. In an era of churches filled with modern worship music, we think it is refreshing to bring back and sing so many songs, so beautifully written, from generations past. Our music selections and arrangements are personally arranged by us and recorded with hired Nashville quality musicians in our music style so that we keep our sound uniform and unique. We put a lot of work daily into ensuring our sound and message is as professional and ministry sound as possible and we so thankful to be able to share the Gospel in song for so many years." - 4 The Light Quartet
Past Quartet members: Rod Sanford (Lead 2002-2005), Steve Ringer (Baritone 2002-2010),
Darryl Day (Lead 2006, Alt Baritone 2006-2008).
Past Piano (2002-Current): Bob Hensley, Katie Sanford, Darryl Day, Keith Wheeler, Trisha Riachard, Anjanette Wicker, Sandy Braschler and currently Deb Dobbins.
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4 The Light Quartet has been recognized as a GigSalad 'Top Performer' in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
"Mike, we want to start a quartet. We want you to sing tenor", said Rod Sanford as he handed over a cassette tape one Sunday morning in 2002 at Mt Comfort United Methodist Church in Greenfield, Indiana. That Statler Brothers recording contained songs like This Old House and Turn Your Radio On which the quartet still sings today. Rod Sanford's last song with the quartet was in December 2005 at the WISG 93.9 FM 'The Song' live radio Christmas program over the Indianapolis airwaves. Rod passed in 2017 after an over decade long battle with ALS.
He was a truly a man of God with a wonderful voice. Rod was the key that brought us all together. We will sing with you again in heaven Rod.
Rodney D. Sanford
July 10, 1954-April 1, 2017
4 The Light Quartet started as the Mt Comfort Mens Quartet from Mt Comfort United Methodist Church in Greenfield, Indiana. During our years at MCUMC, we were blessed and honored to have the opportunity to sing with and be accompaniment by one of the most gifted musicians we have ever worked with. Bob Hensley was a good and faithful servant and his music was loved by so many.
Robert 'Bob' P. Hensley
March 19, 1953-June 13, 2019