Rick Towe (pronounced Tau, not Toe) of Point Pleasant, West Virginia is the new bass singer with Common Bond Quartet. Born in Franklin, Kentucky, Rick moved to Point Pleasant, West Virginia in 1989 to answer a call to become a pastor. One of his pastorates was at the New Life Church of God in Gallipolis, Ohio where he served for over 20 years. While he has, recently, stepped away from those responsibilities, he continues to be an active member of New Life Church of God.
Rick has always loved Southern Gospel music; first singing with a trio at the age of nineteen. Over the past 30 years, he has sung with several local groups; but always had the dream of singing bass in a male quartet and traveling on a more full-time basis.
Interestingly, Rick has been on the ‘other-side’ of the Southern Gospel industry having served for several years as a DJ and music director for Joy FM Radio and Faith Radio when they had studios in the Point Pleasant area. As a bi-vocational pastor, he was also a school bus operator. Having recently retired, he is now free to travel, doing what he loves, and spending more time with his wife, Ginny. The couple has three married children and six grandchildren.