BIOS

The Master's Hand Quartet

WADE CARRIER

Wade is the owner/manager for MHQ and sings bass for the quartet. He was born in Newport News, VA. He is the youngest of two children. He has one sister. Wade started singing at the young age of five years old and has been singing ever since. Wade has sang bass since he was fifteen years old in different choirs, ensembles and quartets. When Wade started singing at fifteen in the ensemble at his church he was a second tenor and told his director, Tom Jaquette, that he wanted to sing bass. Tom told him to start singing everything in a lower register and sing along with good bass singers. So Wade got to work listening and singing with three of the best bass singers in Southern Gospel music George Younce, JD Sumner and Tim Riley.

 Speaking of Tim Riley, Wade had a dream come true on May 22, 2015 when he received a call from Gold City to fill in for Chris West who at the time was filling in for Tim. Tim was recovering from a stroke he had. Chris could not make the concert that night due to family obligations. Wade states, "What an honor it was to sing with this legendary group. The guys treated me like family. That was one call I will never forget."

Wade has been married to his lovely wife, Davia for 35 years and has one son and three grandsons Eli and Liam and Noah. Wade is one of the founding members of MHQ when it started in June of 2005. He was saved at the age of fifteen and currently works as a Moh's histotech. His favorite Bible verse is Matt. 7:7.

DAVIA CARRIER

Davia was born in Greenville, SC at Bob Jones University hospital. She is the second child of five, three sisters and one brother. Davia's father is a preacher so she has had the privilege and honor of being raised in a Christian home. She comes from a very musical family. All her siblings and their spouses sing and some play instruments. 

Davia is married to the bass singer in the group, Wade Carrier. They were married on July 31st, 1982. They have one son Brandon who is married to Courtney and they are blessed with three beautiful grandsons; Eli, Liam and Noah. Davia sings tenor for MHQ and has been a member since 2007. Her favorite verse in the Bible is: Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me. She was saved at a summer camp around the age of eight years old.









RAY BENNETT

Ray and his wife Lorrie Bennett and their three children, Colby, Josh and Ashlynn, live in Suffolk, VA. He and his family are members of Wilroy Baptist Church in Suffolk, where he has served as a Worship Leader for 5 years and as a Deacon in the church. Accepting Christ at the age of eleven, I was raised on the front pew of Southern Gospel Music. From an early age, I enjoyed listening to the local groups in the area sing, never imagining that one day I would be doing the same thing. I have had the privilege of singing on stage with some of the best Gospel Singers known, the bestever was my journey with The New Journey Trio. God blessed us in so many ways. I feel truly blessed with the opportunities that God has guided me through over the past 20 years of singingabout His word. 

My prayer is that something that is said through the message of a song will  bless  someone  in some way, but most of all is to reach lost souls for Christ. We all seem to go through the good and bad times of life, not understanding why God puts these valley's in our path. But as it says in the song "Till The Storm Passes By", God never lets go of His children and He is always by our side. My favorite book of the Bible is the book of Psalms





Gregg Parisher

Gregg and his wife Tina live in Mechanicsville, VA. They were blessed to have three children; Laura, B.J., and Jared. Gregg was born in Greenville, SC and has lived in North Carolina and Virginia. At an early age of 14, he began playing the banjo and soon after began playing guitar and harmonica. Growing up in a pastor’s home, he sang and played music from and early age.

Gregg served in the U.S. Army for 4 years (1980-1984). He was married to Christine Lovko (Tina) in 1984, and then went to and graduated from Bob Jones University in 1990.

Gregg and Tina have served in the ministry for many years. They have served as missionaries and Gregg has served as senior pastor in North Carolina and Virginia. Recently, Gregg and Tina helped start a small church and was able to turn it over to another man and his wife so that Gregg could begin his new ministry with Masters Hand Quartet. He is very excited about this new opportunity to minister in song and word and prays that God will continue to bless Masters Hand Quartet as he begins this new ministry with them.





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