Antietam Gospel Trio

Home | Biography | Photo Album

Meet the Group

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 Rosenbaum (Tenor)

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.

Doug Koch (Baritone)

Doug was born in Halifax, PA and raised in a Christian home.  He would consider himself the black sheep of the family until one day a jailhouse preacher's words touched his heart to follow Christ.

Doug traveled with March Forth Quartet from its inception to summer 2008 and took a leave to see where God would lead him.  He began to sing a few dates with AGT and has been with them ever since.

Doug has a small recording studio, duplication service and continues to serve the gospel industry by traveling as Debark Ministries.  He works at United Concordia and is getting married to his lovely fiance' Brenda on Saturday June 19, 2010.