About The Group
Forgiven Quartet has been spreading the good news of Jesus Christ through songs and testimonies since July 1981. The group has appeared in concert with many of the top names in gospel music including The Mark Trammell Trio, Legacy Five, The Cathedrals, JD Sumner and the Stamps, The Florida Boys, The Nelons, The Lesters, and Albert E. Brumley Jr.
In 2002, Forgiven Quartet was asked to be part of the South Texas Music Festival in Harlingen, TX as the feature southern gospel quartet for the event. Later that year they were selected as Grand Champions in the group competition at The Branson Gospel Music Association's "Showdown 2002" Talent Contest in Branson, Missouri. The group routinely performs at Silver Dollar City and at The Mansion Theater in Branson, MO and has currently has an exclusive artist agreement with The Song Garden Music Group on their main label. Forgiven Quartet is a highly requested and respected Southern Gospel quartet presenting more than 120 concerts per year all across America. They have released twelve full-length gospel recordings in the past eleven years with several songs receiving significant air-play on Christian music stations all around the world.
According to the group's lead singer, Mark Green, "God has truly honored our corporate prayer of 1 Chronicles 4:10 we've been praying over this ministry the past 10 years. Just as He did for Jabez, God has provided outstanding ministry opportunities and allowed us the privilege of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with so many wonderful people! We give God all the glory! Our ministry is truly a labor of love!"
Daywind Producer and nationally-known song writer, Marty Funderburk from Nashville, TN says, "I have had the privilege of spending many days in the studio producing nine of Forgiven Quartet’s recent recordings. I’m very impressed with their vocal capabilities and their incredible blend. Even more impressive than this however, is their commitment to ministry and to preserving the rich heritage of southern gospel music. These are Christian gentlemen of the highest order, obviously committed to spiritual and musical excellence. You can see it in their live performances and you can hear it in their recordings. Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to present to you, Forgiven Quartet.....Southern Gospel Music at its finest."
Mark joined the group in January 2000. Mark’s primary part is lead, but his excellent vocal range allows him to sing tenor and/or baritone as well. Mark has a pure and sincere love for serving the Lord and his heartfelt worship style is apparent in every song he sings. He is an accomplished praise and worship leader and has served in a number of interim music minister positions in New Mexico and Oklahoma over the years. His incredible vocal talent will bless you! Mark and his wife Debbie live in Owasso, OK and attend Central Baptist Church. They have two children, Jordan and Janna.
Dave joined the group in September 2008 as the bass player. In June 2015 he was also named the group's baritone singer. David has played and/or sung in a number of gospel groups over the years and he too has traveled all over the Midwest sharing the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ through song. He is an accomplished bass player, a great baritone singer, a student of God’s Word, and has been a wonderful addition to Forgiven Quartet. Dave and his wife Marcia live in Tulsa, OK and attend Metro Pentecostal Church. They have four children Nick, Nathan, Nyles, and Nealyn and six grandchildren.
Mark is the founder of the group and is the only remaining original member. Mark has been recognized as one of the top tenor singers in the Midwest and serves as Master of Ceremonies for the group. Mark’s sincere love for the Lord and his strong belief in God’s Saving Grace is evident by the feeling he puts into every song the group performs. Mark and his wife Debbie live in Bartlesville, OK and attend First Baptist Church. They have one daughter, Heather, one son, Aaron, one daughter-in-law, Katie, two granddaughters, Anna and Kara!
Ryan Bilby joined the group in January 2011 as the baritone singer. In June 2015 he proved his versality by sliding down to become the group's bass singer. His rich and full bass vocals are now thrilling fans everywhere we go! He previously toured with the Gospel duo, Logan Road. Being the youngest member in the group doesn't lessen this talented young man's love for Southern Gospel music. We're happy to have Ryan in Forgiven Quartet ! Ryan is not married yet, and isn't really looking - but the rest of us are looking for him! He lives in Sapulpa, OK attends Assurance Church in Mounds, OK.
Jerry Pilgrim is the newest member of Forgiven, having joined the group in January 2015. Jerry has sung with such notable groups as Monument Quartet and The Old Time Gospel Hour Quartet. Jerry and his wife Sam have five children and six grandchildren, of whom they are all very proud. Jerry and Sam reside near Coweta, Oklahoma and attend the First Church of God in Pryor, Oklahoma.