New Presence
Gospel Quartet

Booking Information
Recordings Available
Appearance Schedule

Updated 8/3/2013
Audio clip

Virgil Hager, John Hinton, Cathi Shaw and Pastor Denny

Our Ministry
The mission of the New Presence Quartet is:
To spread the message of God’s love, salvation, and grace through music;
To love and affirm all God’s people;
To continue the work of Jesus - harmoniously, instinctively and collectively.

Our Bible verse—Psalms 98:4
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth. Make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praises.

Gospel music goes back to my High School days in Nebraska, where a classmate, Marilyn Stark, introduced me to Southern Gospel Music. Being a Lutheran, it was never exploited. But I was introduced to the Cathedral Quartet in 1982 and after seminary graduation I asked my brother, Virgil, if he would help me form a Gospel quartet. I preached in several different churches and as I moved from one location to another, each time we would lose members. But in 2001 we were blessed with two new members, Cathi Shaw, and John Hinton. They are dedicated to the Lord and His work and have engaged themselves with weekly, hard practice and that blessing is appreciated.
Pastor Denny

Group Bios
Catherine “Cathi” Shaw
News Flash! Cathi is a grandma!
Austin Gregory was born January 9, 2007, to Todd and Hollie. Austin is fine and family is excited! Congrats to grandparents Cathi & Greg. First time WOW!

Cathi and her husband Greg met when students at Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. They now live in Sunbury, Ohio with their younger son, Jared. Their older son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Holli live in the Pittsburgh area. Cathi’s job as a corporate trainer with Worthington Industries in Columbus requires extensive travel, so coming home to “sing with the guys” is a wonderful way to relax and rejuvenate! Cathi sings what is necessary for delivery of a song - lead, alto, tenor and yes even once sang bass. Her song is Land Of The Free.

John Hinton
John is a professor in the Mathematics Department at Otterbein College. His wife Barb and son Andy usually attend practices, providing helpful suggestions. John usually sings alto, but also sings baritone/bass, sometimes tenor...but fills whatever is missing or needed. John enjoys motorcycling, photography, and fishing when there is time remaining. John’s song is When I Get Carried Away

Virgil Hager
Virgil works at Worthington Industries and has his own business in Sunbury, Ohio, Virgil‘s Jerky Plus. His wife Nancy assists by playing the piano and acting as our critic. Virgil is our techy, our sound man and usually sings tenor or lead. Virgil and Denny began singing in quartets ten years ago. Virgil’s song is Sinner Saved By Grace.

Dennis Hager
Pastor Denny is an ordained minister and enjoys singing for the Lord. This past spring in 2006, after being asked several times, went to work with his son Andrew doing remodeling work. Actually an old family name "Denbrook". His wife, Dee, often accompanies the group and has been very helpful in selecting our wardrobe. When not too busy, Dennis enjoys woodworking and helping the needs of his five children. Dennis usually sings bass, but also sings lead! Dennis’s song is Gonna Rise.

Booking Information

New Presence Ministries
450 N. State Street
Westerville, OH 43082

614-989-4885  or  614-805-7790
Please call Nancy Hager at 614-989-4885 or Pastor Denny at 614-805-7790 to inquire about dates that New Presence could musically or pastorally minister to your particular needs.
You can send us E-Mail.

Appearance Schedule
Updated August-03-13

Date & Time
City, State
Monday, December 12, 2011
New Presence Gospel Quartet has just completed a Christmas
project CD entitled, Christmas And Beyond. It will be
available at the end of this week. Great opportunity to
order Christmas gifts and all proceeds will be given to
(3) programs: Free Wheelchair Mission, Bibles in Nepal,
and WARM-Westerville Area Resource Ministry. Suggested
donation is $16.00.
Westerville, Ohio 43082
Monday, December 19, 2011
Our Christmas and Beyond CD has just been released. This
CD is to benefit (3) charities: W.A.R.M. Westerville Area
Resource Ministry, Free Wheelchair Mission, and Nepal
Ministries. This is an exciting time for New Presence.
One of the songs on the CD is currently on as a new entry at #3. God has
truly blessed us and we thank all that have made this CD
Westerville, Ohio 43082
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
New Presence has been blessed. We have sold over 200 of
our new CD, Christmas and Beyond. Proceeds will be
divided between WARM, a local ministry; Free Wheelchair
Mission; and Nepal Outreach Ministries. We want to thank
everyone who have inquired about and/or purchased the CD.
God is great. Pastor Denny
Westerville, Ohio 43082
Saturday, February 04, 2012
We are excited as the 2011 results from have been released. New Presence
Gospel Quartet came in at 42 out of top 100 radio hits of
2011 with "HE WAS WOUNDED". Also our quartet placed 37
out of the top 100 artists. God is good and we are
thankful for all our fans. Blessings Pastor Denny
Westerville, Ohio 43082
Sunday, April 22, 2012
3:15pm to 4:15pm
New Presence is honored to be asked to concert for a
Sunday afternoon music program with various artists for
The American Cancer Society/Relay for Life. Come at noon
and spend the afternoon with great music, sandwiches, ice
cream and desserts. Belinda Jackson of Jackson Farms does
a wonderful job each year. The farm sits at the Southeast
corner of County Woodtown and South State Route 605. The
farm sits across the road from a Delaware County EMS
station and they are one mile north of Center Village.
Come and warm your hearts and help cancer research.

Galena, Ohio 43021-9457
Saturday, April 06, 2013
We are excited to be asked back to concert on TV 39 in Marion, Ohio.
Linda Williams does a fantastic job at the statIon working with singers.
Please come and enjoy an evening in Gospel music. Usually three
different groups from 7:00 to 9:00. Great way to prepare for Sunday
Church. No charge at the studio.
Marion , Ohio 43302-1523
Saturday, May 11, 2013
After 3:00PM
The All American Trio & Quartet Convention will be held May 9th, 10th,
& 11th 2013 at The Ronald Howard Gospel Music Center in Canton,
Ohio. New Presence will be in concert May 11th after 3:00PM. We had
met George Huffman, promoter, a few years ago after a concert in
Cambridge, Ohio. We are excited and looking forward to minister in
Canton, Ohio 44706
Saturday, May 18, 2013
New Presence will be in concert at the Guernsey Gospel Jubilee located
at Spring Valley Campground in Cambridge, Ohio. We have sang for
the program for several years now and always meet new friends and
receive much more than we give. A joy to see the Lord's work. Come
and be blessed in Gospel music.
Cambridge, Ohio. 43725
Saturday, May 25, 2013
New Presence has been asked to sing at The Inn at Fairfield Village,
1834 Countryside Village in Lancaster, Ohio. A grand lady, Helen
McCarty resides there, who was a member of a church that I was Pastor.
We have kept in touch over the years and what a joy this will be. Cathi,
our lead singer will not be going. We will be in Trio. Blessings
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Sunday, June 09, 2013
New Presence will take part in the Sunday morning worship service at
The Church of the Master, June 9th at 10:00AM. This well be a fun time
with the theme around Old Time Religion. Come and join us.
Westerville, Ohio. 43081
Sunday, June 30, 2013
We have been invited back to the First Baptist Church in Westerville.
Pastor Lambert and his congregation have been busy adding more
space to there church and we are excited to be able to see the great
progress. Come and be blessed as we bring the Word in song to this
wonderful congregation.
Westerville, Ohio. 43082
Sunday, July 28, 2013
New Presence has been invited to sing at the Vesper Service at
Friendship Village. I have visited there several times and always
enjoyed the residents and staff. We will look forward to a Spirit filled
evening. Come and be with us. Located just off of Cooper Road. 5757
Ponderosa Drive.
Columbus, Ohio. 43231
Saturday, August 17, 2013
New Presence was invited back to The Inn at Fairfield Village, August
17th. What a wonderful group of residents that enjoy Gospel music. We
appreciate all the activities they offer their residents. Come and enjoy an
afternoon in Gospel music.
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Saturday, September 28, 2013
New Presence was asked to return and concert at the campground
Gospel Jubilee in Cambridge, Ohio. We enjoy all the wonderful people
and seeing new groups involved in great Gospel music. This is open to
the public, so come and be refreshed in mind and body. Food is
available on the grounds. 8000 Dozer Road.
Cambridge, Ohio 43725
Sunday, October 06, 2013
New Presence will be heading to Wellston, Ohio for the Sunday morning
church service at Zion #3. We are excited to build new friendships and
spread the Gospel in Word and song. Please let all our Jackson County
friends know and come and worship together.
Wellston, Ohio. 45692
Saturday, October 12, 2013
After 3:00PM
We were welcomed back to the Ronald Howard Gospel Center in
Canton, Ohio for a music fundraiser. Canton is alive in Gospel music
and we enjoyed all the people we met on May 11th. A wonderful place
to sing. Great food too. 2615 Prairie College St. SW
Canton, Ohio. 44706
Saturday, October 26, 2013
New Presence will be heading back to The Inn at Fairfield Village and
this time Cathi will be back singing with us as a quartet. What a joy to
sing to and with at the Village. It's great for us to look out and people are
enjoying Gospel music and the message is well received. Stop by and
see us
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Quincy Edwards of the Salt Fork Gospel Jubilee has asked us to return
and concert. 2012 was a full house and we were host for the Sunday
morning worship and concert. What a joy to experience God's work in
people's lives. It is a beautiful time of year to enjoy the State Park.
Come and fill your heart with God's love through Gospel music.
Salt Fork State Park Lodge-Lore City, Ohio 43755
This schedule is updated often.
Please check back soon!


In Autumn of 2004, our first CD was released, titled "Beginning With God".

JUST RELEASED! New Presence A Cappella CD titled "Hymns and Spiritual Songs for God".
This was a long time in making and we hope it will be a blessing.

CDs are available by writing to the address above, calling Nancy Hager at 614-989-4885
or Pastor Denny at 614-805-7790 or get them at our live performances.

Audio Clip

Listen to an mp3 audio clip of:
"He's All I Need" (54 seconds, 630k file)
"There Is a Redeemer" (40 seconds, 468k file)

From the CD titled"Beginning With God"

You can send us an E-Mail request for more information.

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