Brothers In Christ (BIC) members, Earl Teemer, Ivan Jackson and Lance Bovain are like brothers. They have known each other for many years singing with and/or playing for gospel groups who traveled in the same circles.

"How good and pleasant it is when brethren dwell together in unity" BIC have been blessed to release 3 self/produced CD's. The theme for BIC’s previous releases, “From The Heart” was "Discipleship," and “Spreading the Message,” was "Praise." Their current release entitled, “It’s In The Word,” is about going through!

BIC has coined the term “Quartemporary” when asked to describe their sound. It’s a blend of traditional quartet with a contemporary flavor, comprised of the various styles of gospel they each bring to the group. Ivan Jackson (bass guitarist, lead & background vocalist, songwriter & arranger) says “thanks to my father, singing and playing gospel music was our family constitution. I grew up listening to groups like the Dixie Hummingbirds with their smooth vocal harmonies delivered with such clear diction, unique arrangements, and cleverly written lyrics, delivering God’s word. By the time I was 17 years old, my twin brother and I were playing for and recording with Carl Davis, formerly of the Swan Silvertones and The Dixie Hummingbirds.

Earl Teemer (guitarist, lead & background vocalist, songwriter and arranger) is a “preacher’s kid.” He also learned to appreciate gospel music at an early age. Earl's guitar playing is truly unique, electrifying, authentic, and inspiring. His blend of chords and riffs will blow you away. Earl has accumulated a great deal of fans both musicians and folks that appreciate good guitar work, all heard on each BIC CD. His early experiences include recording with Brooklyn's “Godfather of Gospel,” the late Timothy Wright, and Albert Jamison & the Triboro Mass Choir.


Lance Bovain (Percussions, Background vocals) is also a “preacher’s kid” Lance have been around Quartet singing all his life and grew up watching his dad and uncles sing to the glory of God. Lance has added on another gift to his craft as a background vocalist and occasionally he’ll lend his gift to lead vocals on special occasions… He has also shared the stage with some of the best and has rendered his talent to various local groups in the NY area.

Each member’s experiences have contributed to BIC’s “Quartemporary” sound and ministry. BIC has ministered to multi-generational and multi-cultural audiences, in coffee houses, concert halls, and at churches around the country. They look forward to ministering with new and old audiences, sharing their journey in song via their new CD, “It’s In The Word,”





Brothers In Christ Ministry

P.O. Box 3463

Farmingdale, NY 11735

Contact: Ivan Jackson

Email: Ijack123@aol.com

Telephone #: (631) 225-3333








Brothers in Christ Ministry
Copyright 2011
All Rights Reserved