Every once in a while, theres a news story that comes around that is hard to believe. Mark Trammell has announced today that Pat Barker, bass vocalist with The Mark Trammell Quartet and a fan favorite across our industry, has tendered his resignation and will be departing the group. Trammell has released the following statement.
There are some things in life that you just cant imagine ever having to do. What I’m about to say is one of them. After much prayer, fasting, and seeking the mind of God, our beloved bass singer Pat Barker has tendered his resignation. He is much in need of being at home with his precious family. While it grieves our hearts, we must honor his decision and begin the process of moving on with God.
We are once again reminded that the only thing that doesn’t change is Jesus. A new chapter in the life of MTQ. And, a new chapter in the life of the finest, most Christlike man to ever travel on a quartet bus. Pat has stated that he will be with us until early May and then will be going home. I would ask that you not only pray for us as we begin the process of looking forward, but also pray for Pat, Kesha, and their three sweet children. Pray that God will give them direction, peace, and spiritual strength. Auditions will begin as soon as possible. If interested, please email a brief resume, recent photo, and two songs to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will schedule auditions after reviewing this information.
Thank you in advance for your prayer and support during these days ahead. God is STILL in control.
Mark Trammell Quartet
This is definitely one of the most unexpected personnel changes to take place in a long time. Barker joined the group in 2010, officially making the group a quartet and endearing himself to Gospel Music fans around the country. I have personally enjoyed getting to know him and wish both he and his family nothing but the best. Keep Mark and the guys in your prayers as they start the auditioning process.