Butch Gross (Lead)
Butch is the original
member of the Antietam Gospel Trio. The group started out as a quartet, but God had other plans, and turned it into a TRIO.
Butch started singing as a kid, but would never sing solo, until his mother got him to sing karaoke. She never dreamed her
little boy would end up in a music ministry.
In 1971 he joined
the U.S. Army. Did basic at Fort Ord California, and A I T in Medical equipment repair at Fitsimmons U.S Army Medical center.
His first duty assignment was at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and lived with his Aunt & Uncle in Myersville, Md. He
met his wife at their house, and although it may not have been "Love at first sight" there was definitely something there.
God had it planned.
Butch accepted the
Lord in 1973, and in that same year was married to his wife, Dorothy. After 2 kids grew up(more or less), received the Blessing
of Grandchildren. Carissa and Destiny are Angela's(Their Daughter), and Madiline and Ella are Kevin's(Their Son). The
newest addition, Sage has been adopted by his son, Kevin.
Butch is praying
for God's leading with the group, and has visions of FULL time ministry. If God wants this to happen, it will. If God wants
us to just stay part time, that's ok too.
Brian was born in Johnstown, Pa. on August 24, 1959. Born legally blind, it
would be approximately ten years before he would begin to really see. Through his teen years, he would become involved with
alcohol and dabble in the drug culture.
In January 1980, Brian went forward at the end of a service at Summerdale Alliance
Church to receive Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. Graduating from Word of Life Bible Institute in 1986, he went to England
to work with a street preaching ministry.
Since then Brian has had many opportunities to see our Great God working in
and through his life. Receiving an honorary Doctorate from Leadership Bible University, and being ordained through Cornerstone
Bible Church in Berwick, Pa., Brian has been in full time Christian Service for over twenty years.
March Forth Quartet was where Brian would get his opportunity to sing lead
in a Southern Gospel Genre. After three years and ailing health, he left the Quartet. After 5 years of not traveling, he’s
now involved with Antietam Gospel Trio.
Brian still works as youth pastor at “Why at the Well?” in Mechanicsburg,
Pa. It is the outreach of Landmark Baptist Church (an Independent Baptist Fellowship). Like Doug and Butch, Brian is looking
to God for direction as to if and when Antietam Gospel Trio would be able to go full time.