#WHOWEARE

For nearly four decades, The Sharps have been an Alabama-based quartet dedicated to four-part harmony that so many love and enjoy. In person and on recordings, you'll hear songs that are centered around each Christian's ultimate goal - Heaven. The group’s personnel have a mixture of youth and experience.

The quartet is comprised of father and son Andy & Ben Sharp, who sing the tenor and baritone respectively. They are joined by lead singer Mike Leath, and bass vocalist Tony Lewis. Recently, the quartet has been featured in events such as National Quartet Convention, Dollywood, Alabama Gospel Roots TV, PBS Television Network, The Gospel Greats, Gospel Music Today, Singing News, Atlanta Live, and Ascending Sounds TV to list a few. With this recent success, the guys pray to continue to reach new audiences and new fans who fall in love with their harmonies as soon as they hear it.

Today, Ben Sharp who sings baritone, has inherited the management role and leads the group onward into the future. However, don’t let his youth fool you. He provides a smooth baritone vocal, but also has the versatility to step out for a solo. Tenor, Andy Sharp, is the last original member of the group from 1985. Andy is not the highest tenor by any means but puts the top on the sound with his tenor voice and sincere delivery of each song. Tony Lewis, rejoined the group back in January 2021, once again anchors the group with his smooth, clear, and powerful bass voice that is so familiar to fans. Lead vocalist Mike Leath, who has been with the quartet 15 years, is known for his distinct lead vocals and for the way the spirit moves through him while he sings. With his strong vocal, he is the core of the quartet's powerful vocals. 

 

The mission of The Sharps is to lift up Jesus Christ through their music, see souls come to know the Lord as Savior and to be an encouragement to a dark and depressing world. It’s our prayer that our efforts can help those we meet to strengthen their walk with the Lord through songs with encouraging lyrics, and personal testimonies presented in an engaging performance. Andy, Ben, Mike & Tony are committed to moving forward and further in our ministry efforts.

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ANDY SHARP

TENOR

*LAST ORIGINAL MEMBER*

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“I was raised in church and around quartet singing my entire life. I saw very early on the impact of what my father, Joel did, through his singing and wanted to do the same. God allowed me to spend 28 years standing beside my dad sharing the message of God's word through song. And now I am able to do the same with Ben. That is a legacy I hope my grandkids will be proud of."

Get to know Andy:​

  • Where did you grow up?
    Fort Payne, AL

  • What are the names of your wife and children?
    Wife: Janice / Children: Ben

  • Home Church?
    Visiting at Pine Ridge Baptist / Fort Payne, AL

  • What is your favorite color?
    Red

  • What's your favorite song to sing? 
    My Home in Heaven

  • What's your favorite restaurant? 
    Outback Steakhouse

  • Who is your favorite singer/musician/artist?
    Jim Hamel | The Kingsmen

  • What is your favorite vacation spot?
    Anywhere I can fish! & Gatlinburg

  • What is your favorite sports team?
    Alabama Crimson Tide

  • What was your first job?
    Drove a dumptruck once I got my license at 16

  • What is something about you people may not know?
    I opened a concert once for Bobby Bear, Jennie C. Pruitt & Alabama

  • What made you decide to sing Gospel music?

        Simple. The harmony

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"My entire childhood was spent on a tour bus. My earliest memories are of my family traveling all over the Southeast singing the best music in the world. Now, God has given me the opportunity to expand the history of The Sharps and begin my own career singing while I have my children and family watching. I can't thank him enough for his blessings on me."

Get to know Ben:​

  • Where did you grow up?
    Fort Payne, AL

  • What are the names of your wife and children?
    Wife: Brittney / Children: Leiah Rae & Bentley

  • Home Church?
    Pine Ridge Baptist Church / Fort Payne, AL

  • What is your favorite color?
    Blue & Green

  • What's your favorite song to sing? 
    Standing in the Storm

  • What's your favorite restaurant? 
    Buckner's Family 
    Restaurant

  • Who is your favorite singer/musician/artist?
    Shania Twain

  • What is your favorite vacation spot?
    PANAMA CITY BEACH!!

  • What is your favorite sports team?
    Alabama Crimson Tide & Atlanta Braves

  • What was your first job?
    Worked at my grandfather's carpet store

  • What is something about you people may not know?
    I have the God-given ability to hear and play music

  • What made you decide to sing Gospel music?

        God's calling. I love encouraging people in their

        walk with God

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BEN SHARP

BARITONE

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MIKE LEATH

LEAD

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“I was born into the same home church as Andy and the Sharp Family. My first time to step on a Southern Gospel stage was around 1973 for years I played bass and sang with my family group. In the early 2000's, I had a small solo ministry and sang at churches when requested. But in 2007, Joel came to me and asked if I would mind filling in for him due to health problems. With a reply of - "Joel, let me pray about it" - God still has me here. God has truly blessed me for allowing me to be able to sing for his glory!"

Get to know Mike:​

  • Where did you grow up?
    Fort Payne, AL

  • What are the names of your wife and children?
    Wife: Kathy / Children: Michael & Michelle

  • Home Church?
    Delmar Baptist Church / Fort Payne, AL

  • What is your favorite color?
    Red

  • What's your favorite song to sing? 
    How Great Thou Art

  • What's your favorite restaurant? 
    The Peddler

  • Who is your favorite singer/musician/artist?
    Glenn Payne

  • What is your favorite vacation spot?
    Pigeon Forge 

  • What is your favorite sports team?
    Alabama Crimson Tide

  • What was your first job?
    Dye house operator for Cooper Hosiery 

  • What is something about you people may not know?
    Like to watch God's creation shine through season changes

  • What made you decide to sing Gospel music?

        I love to sing and feel the Spirit move in                       congregations

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"My career started by joining The Sharps in April 2015. That lasted almost three years. In February 2018, I came off the road. My brother and locally known doctor, Dr. Ronnie Lewis, was diagnosed with cancer and lost his fight in May 2018. Ben called me in January 2021 and asked if I would fill in for a while and I asked God to show me his plan, and to not let me be of any hindrance of it. I simply want to do his bidding in my life and I'm glad to be back again."

Get to know Tony:​

  • Where did you grow up?
    Fyffe, AL

  • What are the names of your wife and children?
    Wife: Susan / Children: Hope, Hollie & Jordan

  • Home Church?
    Pine Ridge Baptist Church / Fort Payne, AL

  • What is your favorite color?
    Red

  • What's your favorite song to sing? 
    Old Rugged Cross

  • What's your favorite restaurant? 
    Bea's Family 
    Restaurant 

  • Who is your favorite singer/musician/artist?
    My good friend, Tim Riley

  • What is your favorite vacation spot?
    Gatlinburg

  • What is your favorite sports team?
    Alabama Crimson Tide

  • What was your first job?
    Worked in my dad's recap tire shop

  • What is something about you people may not know?
    I am a very quiet person

  • What made you decide to sing Gospel music?

        Ben's Daddy!! Seriously, God called me here and I             love being back at it.

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TONY LEWIS

BASS

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If you'd like to schedule The Sharps in your church or venue, contact our office at 256.997.7115 or choose the "Send a Message" option to the right. 

256.997.7115

P.O. Box 680113
Fort Payne, AL 35967

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