The Mariners Quartet P.O. Box 481 Greenville, Ohio 45331 937-548-8149
The Mariners Quartet, originally the Gospel Mariners, originated in 1963. This group
was on the long running television program, The Good Ship Zion on WHIO-TV, Dayton,
Ned Williman, Denny Sullivan, Ray Seaman and Randall Clay left the program in 1963
to travel full time as the Mariners Quartet.
The group quickly gained popularity all across America. Much credit was given to
Jim Hill of the Stamps Quartet, The Statesmen and many other popular groups who booked
The Mariners with them in concerts.
Shortly after going full time Denny Sullivan left and was replaced by Jim (Tex) McLain.
Jim had been a member of the Stamps Quartet lead by Arnold Hyles. Jim stayed with
the quartet for eleven years and was considered one of the best tenors in gospel
music. Due to the illness in his family, Ned Williman felt the need to leave and
was replaced by Johnnie Marine, now the pastor of Auburn Hills Baptist Church, Pontiac
MI. Several other changes took place over the next few years, but Randall Clay and
Jim McLain stayed together with Randall as manager. The group went their separate
ways in the early 70's, each member pursuing other ministries.
In 2003, forty years after the beginning, the four originals started singing together
again reforming The Mariners. Shortly thereafter, Denny Sullivan passed away. Today
the group consists of three of the original members: Ray Seaman, Ned Williman and
Randall Clay. The fourth member is Eric Shaw.
The Mariners are known for their Christian testimony, their desire to draw people
to Christ, to bless believers and their family dedication. They are known for their
close smooth harmony and their style, reminiscent to their heritage.
The Mariners have released their new CD titled “OH What A love”. To listen and see
how to get your copy, click on the “Products” button above.