Cross 4 Crowns retires

 Cross 4 Crowns owner/manager Allen Leath just announced on Facebook that Cross 4 Crowns is disbanding:

Well, Facebook friends, it is with bittersweetness, yet anticipated excitement, that I formally announce what some may already know. For the present time, Cross 4 Crowns, as a group, is retiring from the road. This has been an incredible 6+ years of singing for Jesus. We have seen many, many souls saved, gotten to share the stage with people I never imagined we would. We have had the opportunity to meet incredible friends all across the country, and have been blessed by each one of them.

There have been several people who have shared in this ministry and I want to publicly thank them all from the bottom of my heart for their service here. They are: Andrew Young, Andy Stringfield, Ray Scarbrough, Tommy Smith, David Hoskins, Jonathan Kunkle, Dallas Rogers, Davis McCammon, Matt Felts, Marcus Faulknor, Bob Jenkins, Josh Jenkins, and Tim Owens. And one special thank you to the bass singer of every Cross 4 Crowns concert that has ever been, Justin Terry. These guys have all been a special addition to my family, and I love them all.

I am continuing my singing ministry as a singer who picks, or a picker who sings…lol…not sure which, but please pray for me and each one of the men mentioned above that God will continue to use us for His glory. C4C will continue to fill select dates, so stay tuned!

Cross 4 Crowns came on the national scene with a dramatic flourish; their 2008 debut project Turning Point was the first major-label debut that received a SouthernGospelBlog.com 5-star rating (here). 

Bass singer Justin Terry recently left the group to pursue a solo career. (Terry’s solo debut project, Inspired, recently came out, and will be reviewed here on 4/13).

They will be missed.


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  1. Each one of these guys are incredibly gifted vocalists and musicians. Sad to see it end, but excited about what God is doing. Don’t be surprised if you see Tim Owens, Myself and my son Josh emerge with a new group very soon. There’s a lot of work to be done and time is getting short!

  2. I only saw the group twice but both times I really enjoyed the music they performed. Allen Leath is a very talented musician and I hope we hear a lot more from him!

  3. That’s too bad. 🙁 I enjoyed some of their music. For example, “There’s Only One Well,” and “Celebrating Resurrection Morning.”

  4. I am sorry to hear this. I “discovered” Cross 4 Crowns 3 or 4 years ago at an afternoon showcase at NQC. I was very impressed with this quartet. The 2 mainline albums I have by them (“Turning Point” and “It Just Started for Me”) are both excellent recordings. In fact, I would say they were as good as any the albums recorded by 90% of the established artist over the same time period. I hope we will hear from them again one day.

    • Hi, Daniel, I read with interest the notice about Cross4Crowns retiring from the road, and about the 5 star rating you gave the project. Having never heard of them, I purchased the CD off of ebay, and have enjoyed it tremendously. I was wondering, do you have a list of the projects to which you have awarded 5 stars in the past? Thanks! Gerald Ritchey

  5. Very sorry to hear this news. I worked as On-Air talent on the morning show and Afternoon Drive for several years at WPOS FM in Holland, OH. When we received this project we played it non-stop. I reported it in my top 10 for the Singing News charts for months. Really enjoyed and was blessed by your ministry!