Dignity Gospel Quartet

Dignity Gospel Quartet

We sing Southern Gospel Music, sometimes traditional, sometimes not so traditional, but always praising our Savior and His saving Grace!

About Dignity Gospel Quartet

In the early summer of 2004 Jackie Snider organized a group of 4 men as The Dignity Memorial Singers. These men worked together at a Houston funeral home and agreed to assist Jackie in her efforts to assist individuals who were reconciling their lives in the midst of the loss of a loved one. Jackie’s efforts were aligned with the community outreach efforts of the sponsoring organization Dignity Memorial providers of funeral, cemetery, and cremation services throughout the United States and Canada. The support organization’s name is L.I.F.T. and it continues it’s mission today under Jackie’s leadership. 

By the fall of the year in which The Dignity Memorial Singers started they were on the verge of disbanding due to the loss of 2 of the 4 members who had moved from the area. In an effort to keep the group (that had long been the dream of Jackie) together she approached long-time friend and acquaintance Russell Allen and asked for his help. Russell had many years of experience in the music ministry of several churches and his personal ministry with quartets, choirs, and most recently with long-time friend and highly accomplished Christian vocalist Jorja Jackson Clemson. Russell agreed to sing and manage the group.

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About Our Founder

Since establishing the Quartet in 2004 (originally known as Dignity Singers), Jackie Snider has been the guiding force in the commitment and persistence that has brought this group through multiple periods of difficulty including the untimely passing of their original lead singer, Dennis Nipp and more recently the loss of Jackie’s husband and founding ministry board member John Snider in 2016. In July of 2019, Wally Shuttlesworth, baritone vocalist and only remaining member of the original quartet enrolled in heaven’s choir after a long bout with cancer.

As the Director of Community Outreach for Dignity Memorial Funeral, Cemetery, and Cremation Providers of the Greater Houston area, Jackie held a desire to incorporate her background in music into her passion for bringing joy back into the lives of the many people who have lost loved ones that she meets with nearly every day. That vision has grown to managing appearances of the quartet not only for many small group venues, but also community-wide gospel concerts totaling 30-40 performances annually and recording sessions in Nashville and other studios.

Today, the performing members of the quartet are:
Russell Allen, Manager & Bass Vocalist
Josh Flynn, Baritone Vocalist
Matt Etter, Tenor Vocalist
Rick Solomon, Lead Vocalist

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