Freedom Hill Quartet, founded in 2012, is based out of Jackson County in the Florida panhandle. Our goal in this ministry is to carry the Word of God where doors are opened to receive it. To tell of the Freedom that can be received from the burdens and cares of this world because of the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for us on a Hill over 2000 years ago. We strive to do just what the scripture says, to seek the lost so that they may be saved.
Voted as Male Group of the Year-2017 & 2018 Emerald Coast Southern Gospel Music Association(ECSGMA)Beacon Awards, we have been blessed to be able to minister through the greatest music ever, Southern Gospel. We have a great tradition of this type of music ministry among our group members. Here is a little information about our group.
Doug Bryan sings lead and plays bass quitar for Freedom Hill Quartet and hails from Bascom, Florida where he and his family attends First Baptist Church of Bascom. Doug started singing quartet music in 1982 with his family, The Bryan Brothers, until he became the lead singer for The Bibletones from Gulfport, MIssissippi in 2009. He remained there until the retirement of the group in early 2012. He is married, he and his wife Sheila have three children.
Ryan Ziglar supplies the smooth bass vocals for Freedom Hill Quartet. He was born and raised near Baker Florida where he also started singing at an early age with his brothers in a local quartet. Ryan later became the bass singer for the Bryan Brothers Quartet, filling that position for about 10 years. In 2009, he began singing for the Bibletones until their retirement in early 2012. Ryan now resides in Marianna Florida, he is married, he and his wife Kelly have three sons, Garrett, Dylan and Nathan. Ryan and his family attend, First Baptist Church, Marianna Florida.
Shane Mercer is the tenor vocalist and owner of Freedom Hill Quartet and hails from Dellwood Florida. He began his ministry singing tenor with The Covenant Quartet, later filling that position for the Basford Brothers and finally in 2010 he became the tenor vocalist for The Bibletones. He and his wife Sheila attend El Bethel Assembly of God in Grand Ridge, FL. He and his wife have two children and five grandchildren. Not only does he minister through music, but also has been blessed to be able to share the word of God in his preaching. Shane was voted Male Vocalist of the Year for the 2017 Emerald Coast Southern Gospel Music Association(ECSGMA) Beacon Awards.
Thomas Basford sings Baritone and is the pianist for Freedom Hill Quartet. Thomas hails from Marianna, Florida and comes from a singing family, beginning his Quartet singing history with his brothers - Basford Brothers Quartet. He and his wife, Ashley attend Eastside Baptist Church in Marianna, FL