Tim Duncan Bio

Former Bass as January 21 2011
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Birthday Aug 2, 1971
Born Iuka, MS
Grew up Corinth, Mississippi
Resided Geraldine, Alabama
Now Lives in Ohio
Wife Melissa born Nov 11
Anniversary June 15 1991
Children: Breck Feb 25 1993
Brandon Oct 20 1994
Saved Age of 14 during a statewide camp meeting in Jackson MS
Bible Scripture: Matthew 21:33
Restaurant Catfish Cabin (Albertville AL)
Album Chattanooga Live (Kingsmen)
Song Wedding Music
Tim was saved at the young age of 14, during a camp meeting in Jackson, MS. He was raised in a Christian home and has been around Gospel Music most of his life. His home church is Burnsville Pentecostal Church.  Tim want to be a Tenor.  We are glad that he changed his mind… That voice is the best Bass in years. Melissa is a Nurse & a full time mom. Tim like to fishing and collecting old Southern Gospel records.  Tim’s biggest influences are Tim Riley, London Paris, and Gene McDonald. Tim states that he was interested in vocal lessons, and Carlton Brady of the Singing Ambassadors told him that London Paris lived very close to where Tim lived. London Paris was one of the greatest bass singers of all time. Tim gave London a call to see if he would be interested in teaching him, and London asked him to sing over the phone for him. Tim sang the old hymn “Amazing Grace”, then London told him to come over and he would help him.  In early 1998, Tim had the opportunity to join a group known as Master’s Voice from Laurel, MS. I traveled with Tim for a while until I left to join the Dixie Echoes. Also in this group was Josh Garner, now with the Florida Boys. I was having a meal during the October 1999 Suwannee River Jubilee with Gene McDonald of the Florida Boys, and during our conversation, he asked if I knew of any bass singers. He was keeping his eyes open for a bass singer, because he knew that Poet Voices was looking for someone. So I gave him Tim Duncan’s number and when I got home, I called Tim’s wife Melissa and told her of the group. In return, Gene gave the number to Phil Cross, and the rest is history!  Poet Voices have always been a great quartet, and Phil has managed to keep a great line-up of talent with him, but I’ve got to say that this current group may easily be his best! The addition of Tim Duncan to any group can only be a wise move. To find out more about the group, you can visit them online at www.poetvoices.com. Tim has been featured on four recordings with Poet Voices, and the newest one is a live recording in which Tim gets to show off! He really hits some low stuff on this one. If you ever have the opportunity, go and see this great group, and hear this fabulous young bass singer. I am happy to be able to call Tim a great friend. I wish that we had the chance to work with them more often, but we try to stay in touch over the phone. I always enjoy visiting with his family at National Quartet Convention. He and his wife are some of the most down to earth and nicest people that you will ever meet.  Tim Duncan (age 31) has been in the process of learning the art of Bass Singing for many years. He studied under the late great London Parris and for the last 4 years traveled with The Poet Voices. Tim has a great big smooth voice for such a “Little Frame” Tim says he loves to see the look on peoples’ faces when they realize that it’s the “Little Guy” on the end who’s making their seat rattle. A native of Mississippi, Tim loves to hunt and fish. Tim is moving to Ohio to be a part of what he feels is a big blessing from God…..”Signature Sound Quartet”Tim met his wife Melissa at the local McDonalds at  the Drive-Thru  window. He asked some of his friends who she was. One night he got enough nerve to go though the drive-thru instead ordering a Hamburger, he asked for her phone number. The rest is history.

A STORY BY TIM: One day with the Poet Voices Tim was driving the bus late one night… while everyone else was in there beds. When he noticed blue flashing lights in his rear view mirror. He called out to go get Phil Cross up, because he don’t have his CDL license. Tim pulled the bus off the road. The next thing was a knock on the door…  Tim open the door & said the bus driver is coming. Hoping the Officer would believe him, Phil stepped down the bus door steps half asleep & partially dressed with his shoes untied. He said,” what’s wrong officer?’” If you saw the look on the officer face…. You would thought we were doomed to a prison ministry. The Officer smiled & said ” you don’t have any tail lights” Phil asked how far is the next exit, & if we can drive on to it.  I know that the officer didn’t believe for one minute that Phil was driving the bus but he let us go. “Thank God for answered prayers!”

Tim was with a group called Safe Harbor as a young adult. Where he began sing bass.

January 2002 Featuring Tim Duncan By Stewart Varnado
I guess that I should go ahead and admit that my favorite part of a Southern Gospel quartet is the bass singer. Since my first Southern Gospel concert, which featured the Cathedrals, I remember being amazed by the depth of a bass singers voice. I love every part of Southern Gospel music, and really enjoy a good tenor, lead, or baritone vocalist, but there’s something about that big voice belting out extremely low notes that got my attention. In my short traveling career of a little over three years, I have had the honor of traveling with two of my favorite bass singers.
Currently, I travel with legendary bass singer Billy Todd, who is 72 years old and still traveling the country using his talents for the Lord. Prior to joining the Dixie Echoes, I traveled in a Laurel, Mississippi based group named “Master’s Voice”, and the bass position was occupied by Tim Duncan. Tim is now 30 years old and currently sings with Poet Voices, and I would like to share a little with you about this wonderful young bass singer. He has been with Poet Voices just over two years now, and has quickly become one of Southern Gospel Music’s favorite bass singers.
Tim Duncan was born August, 2, 1971, in Iuka, MS, to Loey and Brenda Duncan. He has one younger sister named Cammie. His original hometown is Corinth, Mississippi, but he now lives in Geraldine, Alabama, not far from the group. Tim was saved at the young age of 14, during a camp meeting in Jackson, MS. He was raised in a Christian home and has been around Gospel Music most of his life. His home church is Burnsville Pentecostal Church.
At first, he wanted to sing tenor. He would listen to Ernie Phillips and Johnny Parrack, and want to sing like them. Tim says that he always knew that he wanted to be in a Southern Gospel quartet. After church one night, Tim and some of his friends at the church were playing around singing, and Tim was singing the lead part. One of his friends made mention that they needed a bass singer, so Tim said that he would do it. People started coming back into the church when they heard them singing, and Tim enjoyed singing bass. He didn’t know that he had it in him.
Tim and his wife Melissa have been married for 10 years, and have two boys, Breck (8) and Brandon (7). Melissa is a nurse, and a full time mom, so when Tim is on the road, she has plenty to keep her busy. When Tim is not on the road, he enjoys fishing and collecting old Southern Gospel records. While on the road with Poet Voices, he shares that it is his job to keep the inside of the bus clean, set up the sound system, and buy groceries for the group. His favorite song is “The Only King”, written by Phil Cross.
Tim’s biggest influences are Tim Riley, London Paris, and Gene McDonald. Tim states that he was interested in vocal lessons, and Carlton Brady of the Singing Ambassadors told him that London Paris lived very close to where Tim lived. London Paris was one of the greatest bass singers of all time. Tim gave London a call to see if he would be interested in teaching him, and London asked him to sing over the phone for him. Tim sang the old hymn “Amazing Grace”, then London told him to come over and he would help him.
In early 1998, Tim had the opportunity to join a group known as Master’s Voice from Laurel, MS. I traveled with Tim for a while until I left to join the Dixie Echoes. Also in this group was Josh Garner, now with the Florida Boys. I was having a meal during the October 1999 Suwannee River Jubilee with Gene McDonald of the Florida Boys, and during our conversation, he asked if I knew of any bass singers. He was keeping his eyes open for a bass singer, because he knew that Poet Voices was looking for someone. So I gave him Tim Duncan’s number and when I got home, I called Tim’s wife Melissa and told her of the group. In return, Gene gave the number to Phil Cross, and the rest is history!

Poet Voices have always been a great quartet, and Phil has managed to keep a great line-up of talent with him, but I’ve got to say that this current group may easily be his best! The addition of Tim Duncan to any group can only be a wise move. To find out more about the group, you can visit them online at www.poetvoices.com. Tim has been featured on four recordings with Poet Voices, and the newest one is a live recording in which Tim gets to show off! He really hits some low stuff on this one. If you ever have the opportunity, go and see this great group, and hear this fabulous young bass singer. I am happy to be able to call Tim a great friend. I wish that we had the chance to work with them more often, but we try to stay in touch over the phone. I always enjoy visiting with his family at National Quartet Convention. He and his wife are some of the most down to earth and nicest people that you will ever meet.

Name Meaning
Duncan means Dark-skinned warrior Or brown warrior
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Scottish, English
Pronounced: DUN-kan
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Donnchadh which means “brown warrior”, derived from Gaelic donn “brown” and cath “warrior”. This was the name of two kings of Scotland, including the one who was featured in Shakespeare’s play ‘Macbeth’. Scottish and Irish (of Scottish origin): from the Gaelic personal name Donnchadh, composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + a derivative of cath ‘battle’, Anglicized in Ireland as Donagh or Donaghue. Compare Donahue. Irish (Sligo): used as an Anglicized equivalent of Gaelic Ó Duinnchinn ‘descendant of Donncheann’, a byname composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + ceann ‘head’.

Timothy means Honouring God Or determined protector
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, Biblical
Pronounced: TIM-u-thee
From the Greek name Τιμοθεος (Timotheos) meaning “honouring God”, derived from τιμαω (timao) “to honour” and θεος (theos) “god”. Saint Timothy was a companion of Paul on his missionary journeys and was the recipient of two of Paul’s epistles that appear in the New Testament. According to tradition, he was martyred at Ephesus after protesting the worship of Artemis.
English form, used in the Authorized Version of the Bible (alongside the Latin form Timotheus), of Greek Timotheos, composed of the elements time honour + theos god. This was the name of a companion of St Paul; according to tradition, he was stoned to death for denouncing the worship of Diana, but there is no historical evidence for this. Surprisingly, the name was not used in England at all before the Reformation. Cognates: French: Timothée. Italian, Spanish, Portuguese: Timoteo. Polish: Tymoteusz. Russian: Timofei. Pet form: Russian: Tyoma. William has 34 variant forms
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Wayne means wagon maker Or builder or driver. Occupational
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English
Pronounced: WAYN
From an occupational surname meaning “wagon maker”, derived from Old English wægn “wagon”. Use as a first name can be partly attributed to the popularity of the actor John Wayne. Another famous bearer is Canadian hockey player Wayne Gretzky, likely the greatest in the history of his sport. English: transferred use of the surname, originally an occupational name for a carter or cartwright, from Old English wægen cart, wagon. It was adopted as a given name in the second half of the 20th century, mainly as a result of the popularity of the American film actor John Wayne (1907-82), who was born Marion Michael Morrison; his screen name was chosen in honour of the American Revolutionary general Anthony Wayne (1745-96). Wayne has 2 variant forms

Greatest Vision Quartet “Just Ask” (featuring Tim Duncan of SSQ) Only on the CD



Singing News Fan Awards Bass-Duncan, Tim (SSQ) Nom
2004 Harmony Honors Awards New Artist of the Year
(SSQ)
Won
2004 Southern Gospel Awards Tim Duncan Bass Nom
2005 SGM fanfair & Gospel News
Tim Duncan
Bass
Nom
Psalm 68:25
The  singers  went  before, the  players  on  instruments  followed  after;  among  them  were  the  damsels  playing  with  timbrels.