Circle of Friends Quartet is a group of friends who enjoy sharing the message of God’s grace and love with others. Together they spread the Gospel of Christ through music…southern style!

The Circle of Friends Quartet formed in the fall of 2002. Members of “The Circle” are Brad Ashburn, Ken Rodd, Debbie Ashburn, and Lisa Pierce. Lisa and Debbie arrange most of the music for the group. Their unique arrangements give the mixed quartet a “special blend” which captures the hearts of audiences everywhere. Their southern gospel harmonies have been heard at many churches, community functions, private events, and outdoor concerts and festivals in Ohio and surrounding states.

The group has a very energetic style, as anyone who has seen them in concert will agree. Their primary purpose is to give glory to God, to encourage people through song and to win the lost to Christ – and have fun while doing it!

One of the group’s greatest ambitions was to found an all-day gospel sing in northeast Ohio area. In 2004, “The Gospel Trail” was born and the group is honored to host this annual event each summer.

In August of 2010, the group released its sixth CD project, “Jubilee.” Circle of Friends is currently working on its next project which is scheduled to be release later this year.

Brad Ashburn, Bass

Ken Rodd, Baritone

Debbie Ashburn, Alto

Lisa Pierce, Soprano