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Youtube Find: Celebration Quartet Reunion

September 09, 2010 By: Aaron Category: Celebration Quartet, Liberty Quartet, SG Artists, SG History, SG Music, Youtube

Fans that are familiar with the Liberty Quartet will know that when baritone Jordan Cragun first joined the group, he had several ties in the Southern Gospel industry already; his father sang bass in a group called the Celebration Quartet, and Jordan’s aunt, Kim Collingsworth, was pianist for the group. The quartet only released one project, and the vocalists were all called to the pastorate, so they split up. Jordan talks about them here, and says they were “an amazing quartet.”

Recently, they held a reunion concert (minus Kim) in Roanoke, VA, about 45 minutes from my hometown. The baritone for the group, Jeff Keaton, pastors the Parkway House of Prayer there, and the tenor, Mark Dubbeld is the minister of music there. Lead singer Dan Coy is the youth pastor. Ray Cragun, the group’s bass singer, came up from Lousiana, where he pastors a church, for the event. I was unable to attend, but my friend Andrew Graham went and got several video clips of the concert. Keep in mind that the group traveled about twenty years ago, when the guys were in their twenties, and none of them have sung professionally otherwise.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMnSzsgR05k

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBeeQYGrUw8

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRfVPtPyOUE


httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARJa4284aXA

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Vn1NXba3wg

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nheQDJ2QkzM

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEMfRLRMDJs

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2 Comments to “Youtube Find: Celebration Quartet Reunion”


  1. Aaron – thanks for the h/t. Just to clarify, both Mark and Dan have been involved in part-time music ministry over the years. Mark and his family travel part-time as well; his wife is gifted song-writer. Interested people can find them at http://www.mjdubbeld.com. ~Andrew

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  2. I am currently going to the school that they formed this group at. This was Union Bible College’s public relations quartet!!!!!

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