Our bass singer and manager, Tom Durham, has been singing gospel music his entire life. Tom has a smooth, low voice that will surely touch your heart when he sings. In 1991 Tom was one of the founding members of the Highest Honor Quartet. In 1999, after Karl Miller and Doug Ashton joined the group they decided to change the name of the group to the New Destiny Quartet. In addition to singing the bass Tom handles the managerial duties for the group which includes booking and a lot of other “stuff”. Tom lives in Washington, Michigan with his wife Laura.
Karl Miller is absolutely thrilled and feels blessed to have the opportunity to sing with New Destiny Quartet again. Karl was an original member of the group back in January 2000 and has sang with them for about 7 years total over the past 15 years. His love of singing dates all the way back to elementary school however it was in high school where he expanded his repertoire by participating in all of the school spring musicals. His love of stage has landed him in musicals such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1999), Children of Eden (1999 and 2001), The Scarlet Pimpernel (2002), Ragtime (2003) and Beauty and the Beast (2005) to name a few. He also attended Central Michigan University on a full Scholarship for football where he was a member of two Conference championship teams (1990 and 1994). Karl has been happily married to his wife Angela for 11 years and have 2 boys – Jackson and Danny. Karl is a serving member of Community Christian Church in Sterling Heights, MI.
Douglas Busam has been involved with gospel music starting at around the age of 7. Starting early in church by singing solos and being involved in many dramas. He started leading worship his senior year of high school. He then attended Zion Ministerial Institute where he received a degree in Theology and Bible studies. He spent about 21 years as a worship leader, and then most recently almost 4 years as part of the southern gospel group, New Destiny Quartet, to which he is returning. He cites Michael English and Larnell Harris and Gary Oliver as big influences musically growing up. Doug has been married to his beautiful wife, Heidi Jo, for 17 years and has 4 children, Savanna, Doug Jr., Caleb and Claudia. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, being outdoors and serving in his local church. But most of all he just enjoys singing for his Savior, Jesus Christ.