About Us

X-alt Quartet is a southern gospel group that has been in existence since 2002, starting as 5 guys trying to get a song together to sing at a talent show at church. From there they have become a quartet of Jason Laule, Marty McKee, Eric Garrett and Steve Bell.
They have performed at the Forney and Wylie Opry, several prisons, and churches.

After putting together some patriotic songs, including the National Anthem, they have sung for the Texas Rangers, The Fort Worth Blue Sox and several county Republican meetings including Kaufman, Bell and Collin counties.  They have also performed at a national seniors conference in Branson Missouri.

 Meet the Group

Jason Laule
Jason Laule

Jason Laule, the tenor/lead in the group, was born in Linden, TX and grew up in Queen City, TX.His father was a minister of music at New Hope Baptist Church in Bloomburg, TX.  As a result, Jason has been in choirs since he was old enough to talk.

Jason has been in choirs that have sung the National Anthem at a New York Mets baseball game as well as at Walt Disney World. In 1993-1994 he was a member of the Texas Baptist All-State Choir.

Jason and his wife Brandy have two children – Trenton and Kimberlyn. They live in Forney, TX.

 

 

Marty McKee

Marty, the tenor/lead in the group, was born and raised in the Dallas, TX area and music has always been a special part of his life.  Since a young boy he has been drawn to singing and found himself in music venues of various kinds, from choirs to male trios/quartets and mixed quartets.  It was in college that singing and music ministry ultimately led him away from his love of playing baseball to serving the Lord through music.

Marty has spent most of his life serving in different areas of pastoral ministries, such as children, youth, adult, small group, education, preaching and teaching.   But God has kept his love for ministering through music strong which has led him to join X-alt as our tenor.

Marty is married to his beautiful wife, Heidi, and has three children: Isaac, Rhea and Abby.  They currently live in Forney, TX.

 

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Eric Garrett

Eric began singing in the third grade, when his mother “volunteered” him to sing in the school choir. Eric was not happy at all, but did as his mother wished.

Eric has been singing in choirs ever since, with the exception of the 9th grade when he was “too cool” to sing in choir.

Eric is the baritone of X-alt and we’re glad he decided choirs were “cool.”

Eric and his wife Rhonda reside in Forney, TX with 2 of their children still at home – Amanda and Alyssa.

 

 

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Steve Bell

Steve was raised in Canada. His family sang as a gospel quartet, he sang soprano. Since then, his voice has changed and now he sings the bass for X-alt.

Music has always been a major part of Steve’s life, from choirs, to band to gospel groups.

He moved to Texas in 1983 and is one of the original members of X-alt.

Steve and his wife Rebekah live in Forney,TX.

8 thoughts on “About Us”

  1. Brother Steve and All the guys of Xalt, We look forward to seeing you guys on friday
    night at Dove Creek Cafe. Brother Rod, our lead singer is healing after very extensive
    back surgery and would appreciate your prayers. We are making reservations today and look forward to hearing you men on Friday night–Lord Willing.

    We love you guys and pray for your ministry. Be well, see you soon.

    1. It is always a pleasure to catch up with our Ambassadors Trio friends. We look forward to seeing you as well!!!

  2. To our brothers in Xalt Quartet—Have a wonderful Happy Holiday and Merry
    Christmas to you and your families. We love you guys and cherish every opportunity
    to minister with you for our Dear Lord.

  3. Sending you guys a copy of my new CD. I thought about the question you asked about doing tracks. As you listen to this CD, if you here a song you would like a musical track to, let me know. I have the music only tracks to all the songs. I would be glad to share them with you. God bless!

  4. I am glad to know you are back singing. I suppose you are still at Fellowship, Forney. I am still at Myrtle Springs Baptist in Quitman. Steve Bell, I still think when you came to Dallas Park and served as our interim pastor after teaching your class at Webb Chapel. I still see that Eric is still in the group but where is Jake now. Eric, are you still with the Dallas police? Love, Janice Logan, former member of Dallas Park Baptist Church in Dallas. It has been a while since I heard you sing at Senior Adult Day at Frist, Jacksonville and at Senior Adult Conference in Branson. My phone no. is 903-383-3247 and address is 223 County Road 1961, Yantis, Texas 75497.

  5. I just heard you sing “God Bless America” at the Ranger game. Thank you for your dedication to the Lord and your witness for Jesus Christ in a haywire world. Many prayers.

  6. Loved your music this week at the Northwest Bible Church lunch on Tuesday. Recommended your group to my church Lifegroup at LakePointe Mesquite. Can you tell us what you charge?

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