Wayne Hughes - Tenor
Wayne started singing gospel music as a child at the church where his father was song leader. He was saved as a young teenager and started singing in traveling groups at the age of 16yrs old.
Wayne’s first group was the Disciples Quartet. Wayne has been singing ever since. His call to this ministry comes from a lifelong desire to follow Christ and share His message of salvation and grace. Wayne lives in Springfield MO with his wonderful wife Debi. They have 3 children.
Wayne serves as the CEO of Ascension Gospel Quartet, Inc. which is a 501c3 non-profit corporation.
Chris Judy - Lead
Chris has been singing since he was a small boy, he grew up singing out of the old hymnals in the Church where he and his family went for many years close to Bennett Springs, MO. His love and passion for Gospel music was influenced by his grandparents whose love for Southern Gospel Music knew no bounds. Chris held the baritone position with the Truelove Quartet out of Lebanon, MO for a number of years before starting a solo ministry. Chris is from Lebanon, MO where he lived and grew up most of his life. His love for the Lord and singing for Him grows stronger each day.
Chris currently resides in Lebanon, MO.
Matt Brooks- Baritone
Oak Grove Baptist Church in Salem, MO is where Matt's journey began. He says he had the privilege to be mentored by one of gospel music's best, Mr Mark Mathes, and to sit under some of the best preaching by Mr. John Smith. The first group he sang was a mixed trio called Second Coming, from Salem, MO. He sang with this trio for many years and later had the opportunity to join the Heritage Boys from Rolla MO. He has completed two different graduate courses at Steve Hurst's School of Music. Matt was recently asked what his best asset was, and his answer, people, Matt love's people, He loves helping people , talking with people , and thru that God gives opportunities to show His love. Matt says "I wouldn't be where I am today had it not been for a man called Jesus, and the support of my soul mate/beautiful wife Ang. She is always right by my side"
Walter Hayes - Bass
Walter Hayes has been singing since he was a child. His first memories of singing in a group of any sort were with his mother at a Billy Graham crusade in 1970 in Baton Rouge, LA when they sang together in the choir. Walter has sung with groups and done solo work ever since. His calling is ministering to the lost and the body of Christ through song. Walter attended Missouri Southern State University and has studied through Lee University in Cleveland, TN and the Nazarene Theological Seminary located in Brisbane Australia.
Walter lives in Carl Junction, MO with his wife, Regina. They have 5 children and 15 grandchildren that they enjoy immensely.
Walt serves as the President of Ascension Gospel Quartet, Inc.