The Harvesters 

The Harvestersí Quartet was organized in 1953, in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The original members were: Pat Patterson, Bill Hefner, Buddy Parker, Hershel Wooten and David Reece.  Over the years, The Harvesters became one of the top gospel groups in the nation.  They disbanded for a while and later were reorganized by Bill Hefner, who sang with the group, until he ran and was elected to the U.S. Congress, representing the 8th District of North Carolina. 

Personnel has changed over the years, but the group has always worked to maintain the sincerity and dedication handed down to them, never forgetting their responsibility to their God and their friends.  The Harvesters Quartet is comprised of a group of outstanding musicians who strive for excellence in their concert appearances.  They are known for their friendliness, teamwork, dedication and perseverance as they all strive to fulfill Godís potential for their lives.  Most importantly, they have a keen sense of responsibility to present a program that is uplifting and inspirational.  Another trademark of the Harvesters is to strengthen their faith and that of all concert attendees, whom they refer to as their, ďChristian familyĒ as they share the joy and hope of Godís plan of salvation for our lives.  During their concerts, the audience shares in some entertaining, light-hearted moments; however the focus of their ministry is firmly established in the joy of the acceptance of Jesus Christ as oneís personal Savior while delivering His Word of salvation and encouragement.  Their message encourages us all to incorporate in our daily Christian walk, faith, patience, prayerfulness and thankful hope until the return of Jesus Christ. 

 GROUP MEMBERS:  

PHILLIP HUGHES -- Tenor- He is originally from Enterprise, Alabama. He received vocal training from The Steve Hurst School of Music Ministry and Performance in Nashville, Tennessee. He sang lead for the Kingsmen Quartet for six years and previously sang with the Harvesters Quartet, The Anchorman Quartet and The Melody Masters Quartet.

DANNY PARKER --   Lead Singer and Manager -  This Stamps-Baxter School of Music graduate comes to the group with years of experience.  Some remember Danny when he and his brother, Ivan Parker, sang with The Noblemen.  His warm, engaging personality and smooth lead voice has warmed hearts and gained friends wherever he is heard. He calls Sanford, North Carolina home.

ALLEN HUNTER  - Baritone Singer-  Has sung gospel music for a number of years.  He is a seasoned singer whose tour of duty included a tenure with the popular Revelaires Quartet.  His outgoing personality appeals to the young and old alike.  He makes his home in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

JIM COLLINS- Bass singer -  Jim is from Graham, North Carolina.  He spent 25 years with The Masters Quartet and 4 years with The Noblemen.  He and Danny Parker spent a period of time together with The Noblemen.  Jimís versatility, his warm, sincere personality and his great bass voice contribute greatly to The Harvesters harmony as well as  to their ministry.