By Panzi Blackwell
A sizable crowd gathered at Temple Baptist Church on Saturday evening. They received a bonus musical blessing, following the welcome and prayer by the Rev. Loren File, when Russ Stewart of the Fourgiven Quartet introduced a young group named “No Hindrance.” Stewart's daughter, Chelsey, was the vocalist/guitarist, accompanied by guitarists Ryan Paine and Jacob Joliff.
Chelsey was introduced as “the third generation,” referring also to her grandfather, the late Lawrence Brown, who organized the “Fourgiven Quartet.” Stewart also noted that although “No Hindrance” does not sing Southern gospel; they are still singing for the Lord.
Chelsey sang several songs, including an original the group had written and composed entitled, “Like Nobody,” which gave the message that Christians are to show others that there is “something different” about them.
The Fourgiven Quartet – Dewayne Brown, Russ Stewart, Bob Culbertson and Don Arndt – was enthusiastically received as they performed some of the crowd’s favorites, as well as some new songs. The program told the Easter story, along with other favorite selections.
Another introduction was made as Brown introduced Arndt, the newest member of the quartet. Brown explained that Fourgiven “looked” different now, as his dad, Lawrence Brown, died in November and “is singing with a lot better group now.”
Following the concert, File invited all to enjoy refreshments provided and served by members of the church.