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Gus sings tenor for the group and is affectionately known as the “David” of the group. He is one half of the Independent Record Label & Production Company “Lacy Boys Music”, the producers of the Fulfillment project. He is an accomplished musician and phenomenal vocalist. He has been singing and playing since he was a child. He comes from a lineage of musicians and ministers of the Gospel. Gus resonates that his earnest desire is to please the Lord and use his gifts for Him. His awesome gift of song and music has blessed him to sing, record & travel both nationally and internationally with such artists as; Visions-A Choral Ministry; Rev. Calvin Bridges; Dr. Albertina Walker; The Caravans; Donnie McClurkin; Evangelist Angela Spivey; Light of Love; Ramsey Lewis; Walt Whitman; Marvin Sapp; Judith McAllister and many others. In addition to hearing his smooth vocals on many projects, you will hear his songwriting, musical and vocal arrangements. Gus attends The United Vision Ministries in Chicago, where his parents Pastor Callie R. Lacy & Pastor Gussie Lacy, Jr are the pastors and where he is the Minister of Music.

 

 

web-res_JustFriends_20101030_1494Chuck is the drummer and he is affectionately known as the “Warrior” of the group.  His playing destroys the devices of the enemy and creates an atmosphere for liberty.  People often marvel at the finesse, energy and precision that he applies to every performance with little to no effort at all.  Music is a strong passion of his and it vibrates, resonates and flows through ever fiber of his being. Chuck began playing drums at an early age and seriously went forth at age 11.  He is from a musical family and his beginnings were with the family group.  Since then he has played for many world-renown artists in various genres such as; Dr. Albertina Walker, Evangelist Shirley Caesar, Richard Smallwood, Mark Hubbard, Walter Whitman and Reverend Calvin Bridges; The Rockerfellas Orchestra and The Delta Rhythm Kings.  Chuck attends The United Vision Ministries in Chicago where his parents, Pastor Callie R. Lacy and Pastor Gussie Lacy, Jr. are pastors. He is the Sound Engineer and drummer for his ministry.  He is also half of the dynamic production duo “Lacy Boys Music”.

 

 

web-res_JustFriends_20101030_1596Richard is the chief musician and is affectionately known as the “The Music Maestro” of the group.  Richard has mastered multiple instruments such as Bass, Piano and Organ from a very early age. He comes from a line of musicians and singers. He is the son of the legendary Gospel Singer Inez Andrews and He is currently the Musical Director for The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. Richard has produced, written and played for many renowned artists such as The Caravans, James Cleveland, Rev. Milton Brunson & The Thompson Community Singers, Dorothy Norwood, The Soul Stirrers, Bobby Jones, The Canton Spirituals; The Williams Brothers; Luther Barnes; Dorinda Clark-Cole; Marvin Sapp; Rev. CL Fairchilds and Fred Hammond just to name a few.  His discography credits his talent to a multiplicity of songs and projects that would require multiple pages. Words cannot express the impact that God has allowed Richard to have in Gospel music and with musicians. Richard attends Central Baptist Church in Chicago, where the pastor is Rev. Eugene Bates. Richard is the proud father of three beautiful children.

 

 

Jan_2010Jan sings soprano primarily for the group and is nicknamed “The Powerhouse” for the energy that she exudes and the passion that she brings to her songs.  She has been singing since the young age of 3 and she grew up in church singing Gospel music. Jan confesses that she loves the Lord with all her heart and that He has truly been good to her.  Her gift and ministry of song has blessed her to sing, record & travel both nationally and internationally singing His wondrous praises with such artists as; Evangelist Angela Spivey; Rev. Jessy Dixon;  Rev. Calvin Bridges; Dr. Albertina Walker; The Caravans; Leanne Faine; Visions – A Choral Ministry and many others.  Jan attends First Corinthians Baptist Church in Chicago, where her pastor is Rev. Harvey Spivey and it is the home of Evangelist Angela Spivey & The Voices of Victory.  She currently serves as the Director of the Youth Department, a lead vocalist, songwriter and Assistant Director of the Voices of Victory.

 

 

Pat_2010Patricia sings tenor for the group and is affectionately known as “Pet”, a name given to her by her late brother Arnie Graves.  She is also the Event Coordinator for the group.  She became interested in singing at an early age listening to Gospel music in her living room and singing to the top of her lungs. Patricia has a strong desire to see hearts uplifted and changed through whatever vehicle God uses.  God through her gift of song has blessed her to travel nationally with such artists as; Visions – A Choral Ministry; Rev. Jessy Dixon; Evangelist Angela Spivey; Dr. Albertina Walker; The Caravans; Calvin Bridges; Pastor Chris Harris and many others. Patricia attends The United Vision Ministries in Chicago, where her pastors are Pastor Callie R. Lacy & Pastor Gussie Lacy, Jr. and where she is affectionately known as “Minister of Information” and she is Assistant to Pastor Callie Lacy and the minister of music Gus Lacy.

 

 

web-res_JustFriends_20101030_1353Joni sings alto for the group and is nicknamed “Butter” for her smooth sound.  She began singing at the young age of 4 at the Greater Christian Fellowship MBC under the leadership of the late Reverend Hardy Preston.  Being reared in a Christian family, Joni knew that singing was in her blood and that this is the path she would take to give God the Glory.  Her Mother, Nineva P. Ray and father the late Joe Eddie Ray were both renowned singers in their own right. Her awesome gift has allowed her to sing, record and travel both nationally and internationally with such artists as; Visions – A Choral Ministry; Shekinah Glory; Dr. Albertina Walker; The Caravans; Deloris Barrett Campbell; Evangelist Angela Spivey; and many others. Joni attends Prayer & Faith Outreach Ministries in Chicago, Illinois where her pastor is Presbyter William Hudson III.  She is also the proud mother of daughter, Elyse and proud grandmother of granddaughter Jada.

 

web-res_JustFriends_20101030_1343Lorie sings Alto and is psalmist in her own right. She currently has an independent solo freshman project entitled “Cover Me” (Independent).  She is affectionately known as a “songbird’s jukebox” for her extensive knowledge of hymns, songs and spiritual songs. She is the founder of Sound for Me Worship Ministries, which is an outreach teaching ministry for those in the worship arts ministries. Lorie’s awesome gift and melodious voice has allowed her to sing, record and travel both nationally and internationally with such artists as; Walt Whitman & The Soul Children of Chicago; Atmosphere of Heaven and Earl Jones & Greater Praise. Lorie’s motto is “I am an epistle read of men, written by the hand of experience”.  Lorie attends God Is Real International Ministries under the leadership of Dr. Lauretta Pickett. She is the Worship Director, Lead Teacher in the School of Ministry, and a member of both the Apostolic and Prophetic Outreach Teams.

 

 

Maritha_2010Maritha sings soprano and is an up and coming force to be reckoned with.  She is currently a featured soloist on the Atmosphere of Heaven project; a featured soloist and member of Cynthia Turner & Heartspeak. She is featured artist on solo artist on the freshman project of Nate Pointer. She is currently a background vocalist for contemporary gospel artist Kevin Gray.  Maritha writes and arranges music and will soon be featured as a new Indie artist.