Steve Barbour - Tenor Vocals
Steve has been singing since he was a small child. His parents joke that he was born singing! Steve had no choice but to love music as his father was a music minister for over 40 years. Steve and his family sang as the Barbours. He also had a 15+ year tenure with Commonwealth Quartet and a short stint with Called Out Quartet.
He is known in this area as "Mr. Fill In Singer" since he has filled in with groups like the Crossmen Quartet, Called Out Quartet, Joymakers, Heartland Quartet, New Direction, Music City Boys and many others. Steve has also been worship leader for more than 20 years. His goal in life is for God's unlimited and unending love and grace be shown through his life and testimony.
Steve has been a music director for more than half of his life. He yearns for everyone to be able to enjoy music, that is why the music Living Proof sings is so diverse. Steve is very much a family oriented man. He is married to Tina Barbour. Together, they have three daughters, Taylor, Lindsey and Madison and a son, Mason.
Tina Barbour - Alto Vocals & Piano
Tina has been involved in church music ministry most of her life. She started taking piano lessons at the age of 8. At the age of 10, her family started attending a small Nazarene church that didn’t have a pianist. Pre-selected hymns became part of her weekly lesson, and she became the church pianist. Tina has continued to play for church since that time and is currently the pianist for Eastwood Baptist Church in Bowling Green, Kentucky. In addition to playing for church, opportunities have developed for her to accompany Western Kentucky University music majors for voice/instrumental recitals as well as playing for the University’s Easter sunrise services.
Her love for singing began as a child with the Happy Day Singers choir. As she grew into her teenage, college and young adult years, she traveled and sang with a 10-member ensemble, Faith, Hope and Love, and continues to be committed to adult choir with singing and piano accompaniment. After marriage and children, she began to minister in the area of children’s music, directing children’s choir and musicals, as well as co-directing adult choir and musicals. Tina is so thankful for a Christian family that had her at church whenever the doors were opened. She is proud to be an extension of a Christian heritage that precedes her by many generations. Tina wants her life to be a reflection of Christ, honoring, glorifying and worshiping Him in voice and instrument.
Melissa Stone - Soprano Vocals
Melissa also began her music career at a young age. She was raised in the Southern Gospel tradition on her father’s side and the Bluegrass Gospel tradition on her mother’s side. In her late childhood and teenage years, Melissa could be found singing in weekend venues in and around her Greenville, Mississippi home. A “Wow!” moment for her was opening for the Oak Ridge Boys. She was also chosen to represent Mississippi at the 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Melissa attended Delta State University where she majored in Music and English. She was a worship leader in two churches before moving to Kentucky in 2001. Shortly thereafter she joined the Bluegrass band, All’Most Bluegrass, where she sang and played guitar. Whether it’s singing Southern Gospel, Bluegrass Gospel, or on Sundays at Living Hope Baptist Church, her desire is the same: to give glory to God and to lead others to His throne. Melissa is blessed to be a part of Living Proof, singing with her dear friends. She is married to Bobby and they have one son, Austin, who also loves to sing.