Mark V Quartet was formed in October of 2012 by several different ministries coming together, feeling a need to keep traditional 4-part male quartet harmony alive, singing the traditional style of southern gospel music today. Everyone involved in Mark V Quartet brings an important piece to the table that makes up who they are and why they sing. Spreading the word of God through song and testimony, offering encouragement to a hurting world.
Max is the baritone vocal, Manager, M/C, booking agent and the senior of the group with over 60 years traveling and singing experience. Max traveled full time with his Mom, Dad and siblings in full time evangelism from 1957 – 1970 and continues singing weekends to date. Max has been married to his lovely wife Rhonda since 1974. They have 3 grown kids and have 4 grandkids. Max loves being Pawpaw, enjoys singing for the Lord, motor home getaways and riding motorcycles.
Randy’s love for singing Gospel Music started at a very early age by singing in the church choir. That love for music for the Lord transitioned into becoming the Music Director for many years. The story continued with Quartet singing and he has been singing lead with different quartets for over 30 years. Randy started by spending 15 years with The Fellowship Quartet. He then co-formed a group called Hearts of Harmony where he spent the next 10 years before helping to start Mark V Quartet where he enjoys singing lead with amazing Christian men. Randy also has a solo ministry where he travels throughout the southeast to share the Gospel through song. In his spare time, Randy enjoys golf and spending time with his family; especially his Grand Children.
Dave started at the age of 5 playing bass guitar with his family group in Kentucky travelling and singing throughout the Southeast and Midwest for over 30 years. In 1998, he joined his first quartet, The Joymakers, a regional favorite, until moving to Central Florida in 2004. Dave joined The Mark V Quartet in February of 2016. After 49 years of traveling and singing, Dave says he’s having more fun than ever with Mark V. “I’ve been singing since I was five years old. I have never had so much fun as I’ve had traveling and singing with these guys.” He currently serves as an Assistant Principal at an Osceola County, Florida high school. He, and his wife Susan reside, in St. Cloud, FL.
Tenor,Rudy Cayson has been singing with Mark V Quartet since its inception in October 2012. He began his journey of singing in quartets in 1989 with a group while living in North Florida with a group called the Florida Ambassadors,then in 1993 moved back to Central Florida,soon thereafter began to sing in a quartet with 3 retired ministers called, REGALS QUARTET. The past 15 years he has been on the praise & worship team at his home church. Along with his singing in his spare time he enjoys cooking for his family & BBQing for various church functions.
Starting at the age of 7, playing the drums for the family ministry and later on learning how to play other instruments such as the bass guitar, steel guitar and piano. Dean is currently the piano player for The Pickerings and the Mark V Quartet. He has been involved in ministry for most all of his life. At an early age, he found a passion for mixing sound and doing studio engineering which he now does for the family, the quartet and several others. Between production and installation with his company and working with many national artists along with the family and the Quartet, he stays quite busy.