Larry Pierce sings lead for the group. He is retired from civil servce, and the Air Force Reserve at Grissom ARB, where he worked as an aircraft maintenance technician for the 434th Air Refueling Wing. He enjoys playing guitar, golf, sports, and arranging, writing, and listening to southern gospel, bluegrass gospel, and country gospel music.
Larry and his wife, Kathy, live near Walton, IN. They have three children, 9 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.
Larry also handles the bookings and scheduling for the group.
Jeff Strite is the tenor singer. He is also the Preaching Minister at the Church of Christ at Logansport. He plays guitar and banjo, and has written serveral songs for the group. He has helped arrange a number of other songs. His influences include Chad Mitchel Trio, Brothers Four, and the Lettermen. Jeff sang with the Purdue Glee Club for two years under Al Stewart.
Paul Lewis sings baritone for the group. He plays guitar,fills in on the bass guitar, writes songs, and helps with the arrangements. Paul has sung and played guitar with various Christian groups. Paul loves singing with the Sonshine Boys and spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ through song. He has written a patriotic song that uplifts our military, "Remember Those Who Gave", and our title song on one of our CD's called "In Jesus Name".
He currently lives in Logansport, Indiana with his wife, Jeannie.
Sandra James is plays piano and helps with arranging songs. She as been involved with music most of her life. She and her twin sister, along with their college music teacher, have produced one CD and have traveled in many states to participate in revival meetings.
Sandra has arranged music, directed many vocal combos, accompanied on either the piano or organ at numerous churches, and supervised the music as well as directing church choirs. She has also been involved with the Musettes Music club at Oxford, Ind. for over 25 years. She was entertainment chairman of Dan Patch Days at Oxford for several years, drawing entertainers from Chicago to Southern Indiana.
After moving to Tampa, Florida she was a charter member of "Sugartime Singers", filling the spot as pianist the first year, then filling the position of director. This group is still singing, growing, and performing at many nursing homes, senior centers, churches in the Tampa area, as well as the Florida State Fair.
Learning to play Southern Gospel music has been a challenge to Sandra, but serving the Lord in this way and with Godly men is a rewarding experience. She lives in Logansport, Indiana.
Chuck DeFord, joined us as bass guitar player and he just does an outstanding job! Chuck played with the local group “Light” for 23 years and we’re glad to have him as part of the Sonshine Boys group.
Chuck plays guitar for the praise band at his local church and helps arrange songs, teaches others to play, and assists in the sound setup for the Sonshine Boys.
He lives in Logansport with his wife, Debb.