The Thurstons

Family – Music – Ministry


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  • About The Thurstons


    …all things you will experience at a Thurston concert.

    The Thurstons

    Dave & Marni married in 1987. For over 26 years they have been involved in music and ministry together. Since 2005, they have lived their dream of singing gospel music as a family. And as a family, they have traveled to many states and held up to 100 services and concerts each year. They have 8 recordings to their credit.

    In 2007 the family released their first national radio single, which stayed in the top 40 weekly charts of gospel music for 14 weeks with the song "God's Word Will Stand", written by Steve Hurte and Greg Day, who is the writer of the hit song "Midnight Cry". The follow up radio song was "I Am Blessed", which continues to be the most requested song ever performed by The Thurstons.

    More recent radio releases include the songs "God's Been Faithful", co-written by Scotty Inman and Diane Wilkinson, writer of many gospel music’s hit songs, and "He Can", written by Ronny Hinson, who has also written many hit songs, including the gospel music classic "The Lighthouse".

    The National Quartet Convention has invited The Thurstons to showcase in Louisville, KY for the past 5 years. They have shared the stage with gospel music icons, such as Triumphant Qt., The Mark Trammell Qt., The Hoppers, The Booth Brothers, The Perry's and many more.

    Dave & Marni have 5 sons who have all been involved with the family ministry on stage and behind the scenes.

    The family group currently consists of Dave & Marni, their youngest son Mitchel (17) who plays bass guitar, Fred Udell on piano and the newest member to the group Monty Bishop, on lead vocals. Both Fred and Monty are lifelong friends of Dave's, which continues to bring a family feel to the stage.

    You will not be disappointed with this family in a concert setting. Their music and presentation of the word of God is inspiring, their energy on stage is contagious, and the family involvement on stage together will be enjoyed by everyone.

    To Schedule The Thurstons, Contact:






    Mountain Top Talent (A Division of Michael Davis & Associates)

    828.454.5917(Main Office)

    P. O. Box 1603 Waynesville, NC 28786

    Thomas McCarty – Agent Direct Line 828.246.8112


    The Thurstons

    P. O. Box 128

    Holt, MI 48842