Mercy's Mark (2004-2008)
Garry Jones formed Mercy's Mark in 2004, after leaving Signature Sound Quartet. The original lineup of the group, tenor Anthony Facello, lead Josh Feemster, baritone / pianist Garry Jones, and bass Chris West, made three projects together.
However, the fourth album, Something's Happening, was not released with the original recorded vocals, due to two lineup changes in the group. In 2005, Chris West left the group. Christian Davis filled in for several weeks before announcing in January 2006 that he was leaving the road to be a university recruiter. However, Davis eventually decided that he wanted to go back on the road, and accepted the bass position with Mercy's Mark in 2006. Tenor Anthony Facello left in 2006 and was replaced by Brent Mitchell. The album Something's Happening was released in 2006, with vocals newly taped by the new version of the group.
In early 2007, Josh Feemster announced he was leaving the group to pursue other career ventures. Shane Dunlap filled in for a while, then Scott Allen, a friend of Brent Mitchell's from when he and Allen sang in a regional group, filled in, starting the week of NQC 2007. Allen blew NQC-goers away with his powerful renditions of Till The Storm Passes By and I Bowed On My Knees And Cried Holy, and it was announced on October 8, 2007, that he had taken the full-time lead position with Mercy's Mark.
The group experienced turnover yet again when it was announced on November 8, 2007, that bass vocalist Christian Davis was departing the group. In an open letter to the Singing News shortly thereafter, Garry Jones stated that Mercy's Mark would be unable to fulfill their remaining tour dates for 2007.
In 2010, Jones revived the group briefly as a trio for some limited touring. Josh Feemster returned to sing lead and Jay Parrack was the tenor singer for those dates.
Singing News Fan Awards:
Horizon Group (2005)
2004 Southern Selections Vol. 1 (Custom Records): When They Ring Those Golden Bells; Whosoever Will; Sheltered In The Arms Of God; I'll Take The Old Highway; Going Home; Some Glad Day; Climbing Up The Mountain; It Is Well With My Soul; Jesus Is Coming Soon; Going Going Gone (Anthony Facello, Josh Feemster, Garry Jones, Chris West).
2004 Mercy's Mark Quartet (Daywind Records): Great Is Thy Faithfulness, Another One Like Him; Who Is This King; I'm On The Battlefield; His Response; This Jordan; I've Crossed This Valley Before; I Got It; Soldier On; We Shall See Heaven Someday; In Awe (Anthony Facello, Josh Feemster, Garry Jones, Chris West).
2005 Southern Selections Vol. 2 - Gonna Be Moving (Custom Records): Where Is God; Gonna Be Movin'; When I Knelt The Blood Fell; Plan Of Salvation; The Prodigal Son; Life Will Be Sweeter Some Day; Lord, Feed Your Children; I'm Gonna Walk Everyday With My Lord; I'm Free; I'm Too Near Home (Anthony Facello, Josh Feemster, Garry Jones, Chris West).
2006 Something's Happening (Daywind Records): When It All Starts Happening; Prayer Will Take Heaven By Storm; Something's Happening; Living In The Arms Of Mercy; I'm Amazed; Anytime; He's The God Of Second Chances; Jesus Said Love; All I Need To Know; He Was There All The Time (Brent Mitchell, Josh Feemster, Garry Jones, Christian Davis).