Our mission is to praise God and worship Him with our voices and music; to uplift, inspire, and bring joy and comfort to all who hear the Master’s Men; to present the gospel message of Christ through the medium of Southern Gospel Music while promoting and further enhancing Southern Gospel Music as an art form.
The Master’s Men of FBC Silsbee originated with the dream of a few devoted Southern Gospel Music fans. Dr. Jimmy Norwood (tenor), Dwight Short (lead), David Diden (baritone), and Bill Wright (bass) collaborated together to start a Southern Gospel Quartet called the Master’s Four. This group of men began their journey back in 1985 and created a legacy that carries through to the present day. In 1996 Mark Frusha came to First Baptist Church, Silsbee as the Minister of Music. Shortly thereafter, Mark Frusha, Dwayne Davis and Jimmy Hayes created a trio called the Minor Third which performed on occasion at First Baptist Church. A Southern Gospel group called The Mighty Voice Quartet was formed which consisted of Keith Morgan, Rick Goldin, Dwight Short, and Mark Frusha. At one Church Homecoming event the first two groups decided to join forces to sing the classic “Here Comes the Bride” and the groups, as well as the crowd, loved it. In 1998 the groups officially joined together and renamed themselves The Master’s Men of FBC Silsbee.
Through the years, we have seen a few changes. We’ve had retirements and some have moved on to serve in other capacities. Today the group consists of Dr. Jimmy Norwood and David Short on tenor, Keith Morgan and Rick Goldin on lead, Kent Houp on baritone, and Bill Wright and Wayne Russell on bass. Our live sound mix is handled by Lowell Myers.
The Master’s Men of FBC Silsbee are a local/regional group billed as a TEXAS SIZE quartet with a warm blend of talented southern voices. The group has performed on stage with nationally recognized Southern Gospel groups such as: The Kingsmen, The Isaacs, The Perrys, The Hoppers, Phil Cross & Poet Voices, Ernie Haase & the Signature Sound Quartet, The Kingdom Heirs, Old Time Gospel Hour Quartet, Legacy Five, Ivan Parker, Gold City, The Talley Trio, Greater Vision, Booth Brothers, Brian Free and Assurance, The Mark Trammell Trio, Mercy’s Mark, The Nelons, Crossway, The Northams, The Bradys, The Calvary Boys, and The Dixie Melody Boys with crowds ranging from small to in the thousands.
Though the Master’s Men have performed with such an impressive list of Southern Gospel groups, the group remembers their humble beginnings. Without God’s anointing and the saving grace of Jesus Christ in each man’s life this group would not be where it is today. Since the group does not perform for the profit of its members all proceeds, above expenses, go back into providing our local area with more great Southern Gospel Concerts. Take a moment to browse our website and check out our Concert Schedule so you can join us at one of our local events. If you are considering The Master’s Men for one of your events, please click on the Contact Us tab and find out how to get in touch with us.