Final Authority

Lifting up the name of Jesus, quartet style...

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What started out as what some might call a coincidence; the members of Final Authority call the ministry an “unknown plan.” In 1995, the three founding members, Glen Carter, Bob Sullivan, and Josh Hagerty gathered to “sing a little” and have quickly become a regional favorite.

Final Authority has had the honor of singing with various well-known and loved artists such as Gold City, Jeff and Sheri Easter, The Kingdom Heirs, Legacy 5, The Wilburns, The Freemans, The Perrys, The Lesters, The Bishops, and the Pfeifers. In addition, they have had the unique opportunities of performing at Six Flags and Silver Dollar City.

Glen Carter, tenor, has been singing Southern Gospel Music for more than 20 years. As one of the original members of Final Authority, Glen has the responsibility of most of the ministry’s bookings and marketing. Glen spends his working hours as a pipe fitter in St. Louis. Glen and his wife, Debbie, reside in Sullivan, MO and have a grown daughter and son-in-law. Glen and Debbie have been blessed with twin granddaughters, whom they love to spoil! Glen and Debbie currently attend Temple Baptist Church in Sullivan, MO.

Singing lead for Final Authority is Bob Sullivan. Bob is no stranger to Southern Gospel Music as he began singing at the age of 17 and has performed with numerous groups in Southeast, MO as well as in Branson, MO. Bob and his wife, Lisa, reside in Bismarck, MO. Their son, Connor, loves traveling with the group anytime it doesn’t interfere with his schoolwork. Bob keeps busy as a machinist and takes care of the group’s bus and equipment needs. Bob and Lisa currently attend church at First Baptist Church of Bismarck, where they are heavily involved in Ministries within the Church body.
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Josh Hagerty, baritone, is the last founding member of Final Authority. Josh started traveling with the group as a college freshman. Josh currently teaches high school science and lives in Farmington, MO with his wife, Janna, and their son, Jonah. The family is expecting a second child in December. Josh and Janna are currently the sound technicians at their home church, First Baptist Church of DeLassus, where they are also involved with Children’s Ministry. Josh takes care of most of the night driving for the group as well as many of the audio needs. Josh is currently a producer and engineer in his own recording studio, The Carpenter’s Workshop, where Final Authority has been recording the latest projects.

Kevin Beckett is the newest addition to Final Authority. He began traveling with the group in 2009. Kevin’s keyboard talent has added a great deal to the ministry. Kevin is also no stranger to Southern Gospel as he was part of the Glorylanders for more than 30 years.
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