A BAND OF MEN WHOSE HEARTS GOD HAS TOUCHED 1 Samuel 10:26
We are a band of men committed to bringing the message of Good News through our music ministry by sharing up-lifting songs that testify to how God's love can touch hearts and change lives forever. We sing, because we love our Lord and Savior! Our prayer is to see lost souls come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and that our inspirational songs will bring joy, give encouragement, inspire the faithful and touch lives wherever we go.
Tribunes Evangelistic Association
a non profit organization
John ("Legs") Lawrenzi - Tenor
"Legs" (as he likes to be called), a nickname that has been with him for many years, has been singing the songs of the '50s since his high school days. It was apparent then, as it still is today, that "Legs" Lawrenzi truly loves the songs from that era....and, to this day, he sings them like no other can. As a young man, "Legs" left Pennsylvania in pursuit of a career in the entertainment field. His travels took him to Phoenix, Arizona, a stepping stone then to the Las Vegas circuit; however, temptations of that path took their toll and for a time, "Legs" found himself with no direction for his life. It was in 1972 that "Legs" allowed GOD to enter his heart and he was saved. His passion for life became to share the word of Jesus Christ through his voice and to share Gospel music with others. "Legs" love of people and of his GOD shows in the intensity of his stage performances. Legs was inducted into the Pennsylvania Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at the Five Forks Brethren in Christ Church, Waynesboro, PA. Legs is a member of The Church in Sutersville, PA.
Ron Pry - Lead
Ron has been singing since the age of three, and has sung in church youth choirs, school choirs including Acapella choir in High School, the US Navy Blue Jacket Choir, Three Rivers Gospel, "Just Us" (a duet team with his wife Jan), and 26 years with Steel City. After a 3 year retirement period he returned to Steel City after the untimely death of Bass singer Glenn Crawford and Lead Tim Cousino left to spend time with his family. Ron had always sung the Baritone part but is now in the Lead position. Ron is married to Jan Pry who also has returned to run the sound equipment, a position which she held for 30 years - Ron & Jan will celebrate their 56th Anniversary in July 2015. Ron & Jan are members of The McKeesport Alliance Church where Ron sings in the choir. They also do concerts together and are known as "Just Us"
John Horak - Baritone
My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee, and my soul, which thou hast redeemed. Psalm 71:23
At a very early age, John’s love for music was inspired by his father’s ability to play any instrument and his mother’s love for singing. While in grade school, he began playing a brass instrument, but it wasn’t until his early teen years that he developed his singing ability by participating in the high school chorus. During his high school years, he performed as a soloist, participated many times in duet and quartet singing and was chosen, several different years, to participate in County, District and Regional Chorus Festivals.
John has been a member of a choir in his Church since his teenage years. In addition to doing solo work at Church, he has sung with his wife, Judy, his daughter, Pam, and his Granddaughter, Kristina. He has also sung at many weddings and special occasions for family and friends.
In 2011, John, a third generation member, celebrated fifty years in the Mount Pleasant Volunteer Fireman’s Band, playing various lower brass instruments during that time.
John married his high school sweetheart, Judy, in 1968. They have three married children, John, Pam and Mike and eight loving grandchildren. They are members of the New Stanton Assembly of God, New Stanton, Pennsylvania.
Marvin Chellman - Bass
Marvin’s love of music started by singing around the piano with his mother, brothers and sisters. He broadened his music ability by playing trombone in his school band. As a youth, he also sang in Sunday School plays, at Vacation Bible School and was a member of the Junior Choir. While in Jr. High School, he was selected to sing bass in the County Chorus and later sang bass in a Barber Shop Quartet. Currently Marvin is a member of a Quartet at his Church and a member of the Church Choir.
Marvin married the love of his life, Carol, in April, 1966. They have two married children, Eric and Aimee and 2 Grandchildren, Olivia and Nicholas.
Marvin and Carol are members of the New Stanton Assembly of God, New Stanton, Pennsylvania.
Jan Pry, wife of Lead singer Ron Pry operates the Sound Equipment - a job which she has done for 30 years.
Barb Yurasek from Johnstown, PA who takes care of the product table.
Judy Horak, wife of Baritone John Horak, who helps with the equipment.