Promise Quartet began it’s ministry in the winter of 1997
with original members Patrick Lindstrom, Eric Chastain, Boyd
Franklin, John Chastain, and Billy Wayne Chastain.
During a birthday party for his grandaughter, Billy Wayne
along with his brother John Chastain, decided to gather
around a piano at Friendship Baptist Church and sing a
little then came the idea of starting a group.
Billy Wayne asked his son, Eric, to sing the teno
r and a call was made to Bill and Johns nephew, Patrick, to
sing the bass. Boyd Franklin accepted the sound position and
the journey began.
We needed a name and there is no greater promise in the
Bible for the Believer than John 14:1-3 which speaks of the
Lords return for His bride. The name “Promise
Quartet” was born.
The first recording was
entitled “He’s coming again”. Songs included
“When the Lamb becomes the light”, Higher
ground”, and original songs written by John Chastain,
‘No Doubt”, “Hallelujah, He saved my soul”,
and “Roll on Jordan”. “He’s coming
again” was written by Billy Wayne Chastain.
In 1999, original member,
Boyd Franklin , left the group to pursue other interest and
the Quartet welcomed Greg Taylor as our new sound tech.
The new project “Pressing toward the mark” was
released in 2002 which featured a wonderful recitation
written by Greg and his wife Vickie to the music of
“Amazing Grace”. Also on the Album was “I
Love To Call His Name”, “The Greatest Story”
and “God Kept His Promise”.
Soon after their second
recording, Original Lead singer , John Chastain, was led
into another direction and left the quartet. The task was
set to find another lead singer. God did what He has always
done and provided Chris Patterson from Blairsville, Ga. he
accepted the position and it was back to buisness.
The Promise Quartet
entered “Gold City’s” annual talent contest and
out of 60 plus groups, placed 5th. They were given a high
honor when they were named “Crowd Favorites”.
The third recording,
“Beautiful River” was released in 2004 and was the
first with new lead singer , Chris Patterson . Songs
included “Come on, Let’s Go To That Land”,
“We Shall See Jesus”, “Get Away Jordan”,
and “Whiter than Snow”.
The Promise Quartet has
sang with artists such as “The Kingsmen”, Gold
City”, “Common Bond”, “The Chuckwagon
Gang”, “Michael Combs” and “The Florida
The Quartets Fourth
recording, “Somthing To Shout About”, was released
in 2005 and contained songs like “Alpha and
Omega”, “I’ll Fly Away”, “Thank God I’m
Saved”, and “Field of Grace”.
In 2005, longtime Baritone
singer and original member, Billy Wayne Chastain left the
quartet to spend more time at his home church. The search
began for a replacement and in a very short time, God sent a
wonderful talent in Kurtis Underwood from Blairsville , Ga.
Kurtis has a fine baritone voice and the quartet was again
Shortly after the arrival
of Kurtis, longtime soundman Greg Taylor left the group to
spend more time concentrating on his family. Travis Coleman
from Blue Ridge, Ga. joined the group and is such a blessing
and an unbelievable talent in running the sound .
In 2006, the quartet
signed a two CD agreement with Lamp Music Group and their
fifth recording will be released in January 2008. The name
of the CD is “Living for the Call”. We are so
proud of this recording and we give God all the glory for
The Promise Quartets
current lineup is Patrick W. Lindstrom , Eric Chastain,
Travis Coleman, Kurtis Underwood and Chris Patterson.
The goal or drive of The
Promise Quartet is to see the lost come to know the Lord
Jesus as their Savior.It’s been that way since the inception
and our prayer is that each individual member will keep our
focus on what God has chose us to do, to spread the word
that Jesus loves you and He died for you and He will save
you and also to tell you that The Promise Quartet loves you
PO Box 1105
McCaysville, GA 30555-1105
Phone: (706) 492-5832
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