The Gospel Four of Arlington quartet is, first and foremost, highly dedicated and committed to presenting and spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ through the opportunities that God provides. Initially, in 2005, God called four guys from Lake Arlington Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas to this mission and GFoA was the collective result. Larry Carter was the original baritone, Ken Chamblin sang the lead, James Vestal is still the high tenor, and Glenn Morrow continues to hold down the low bass vocals.
Ken retired from singing lead with GFoA in 2013, but still continues spreading the Gospel through many speaking engagements. In the fall of 2015 Larry also retired and subsequently moved to Abilene, Texas.
Bryan Beale came on board to fill the lead vocalist vacancy as Ken was transitioning into his retirement ministry. When Larry announced his retirement, the frantic search was on to identify his replacement as soon as possible. God had it all under control; we just had not yet realized it.
As we began to brainstorm about who might be a good fit, Bryan remembered a high school friend by the name of Lynn Dodson. Lynn was the founding member and lead vocalist for the gospel quartet called Shiloh. This quartet quickly rose through southern gospel music circles, gaining national recognition. For ten plus years Shiloh travelled around the country and abroad, sharing their God-given talents and testimonies.