Soul Purpose

Booking Information
Recordings Available
Appearance Schedule

Updated 9/27/2017
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Soul Purpose

Making Precious Memories thru Gospel Music

SOUL PURPOSE is a music ministry featuring traditional, time-honored Hymns and Gospel songs highlighted by lively music and four-part harmony. These songs are the classics and favorites that now are seldom used in church services or other ministries. We sing them to bring back “Precious Memories” and draw those listening nearer to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


SOUL PURPOSE does just that by performing such favorites as How Great Thou Art, Mansion over the Hilltop, In the Garden, This Old House to name a few; songs that have and continue to minister to people’s hearts. At concerts you’ll find many singing right along with the group. We believe that the memorable words and familiar melodies inspire those listening to consider and reflect on their relationship with our Lord.


Several churches and denominations are represented within SOUL PURPOSE thus proving that we as Christians are not divided by doctrines but united through our Lord Jesus Christ. It is our goal to minister as one and to glorify Him. Since 1994, SOUL PURPOSE has been blessed with opportunities to minister throughout Pennsylvania and surrounding states. We have performed concerts in front of thousands and ministered for several dozen. Our goal is to serve the Lord wherever He leads whether for many or few. We would welcome the opportunity to minister for your church, group or organization.

Ray Sherid is the only original member of the group which started in 1994. Singing primarily Lead, Ray will occasionally reach for that Tenor range. After graduating from Lancaster Bible College, Ray and his wife Marge formed a vocal trio and ministered together for the next ten years. After taking a few years off to adopt their daughter, Ray joined Soul Purpose. Ray owns the Manor Barber Inc. and his wife works for WDAC “The Voice of Christian Radio.” They with their daughter Brianne live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where they attend a Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.

Dave Buchter – Dave is the little guy with “the Big Bass” voice. Dave had many years of experience singing in church choirs but his desire was to sing with a Gospel group. This became a reality when he joined Soul Purpose in 1997. Dave’s wife Janie plays a key role with the group by helping with the tape table during concerts, maintaining an inventory and updating the mailing list. Dave and Jane live in Schoeneck, Pennsylvania, and attend the Weist Memorial United Methodist Church.

Harold Martin – Harold says he is the “Dutch boy” of Soul Purpose (Dave may question that.) Having a Mennonite background, Harold has a wealth of experience singing in church choirs, with a male acappella chorus, and performing as a trio with his wife and daughter. The Lord answered his prayers when the door opened for him to become part of the ministry of Soul Purpose in 2001. Harold sings primarily Baritone but does take the Lead on several songs. His wife Joyce supports the group with her sewing skills and also helps operate the sound system. He and Joyce live in Lititz, Pennsylvania, and are active members of the Speedwell Heights Brethren in Christ Church.

Mike Rebman – Mike came to know Jesus as Savoir in 1976. God quickly led Mike out of secular music and into the Gospel music arena where he worked with several groups until 1985. After a 13-year respite to raise his children and serve in his local church, Mike returned to Gospel music in 1998, when he became a member of Soul Purpose singing tenor. Mike’s wife Sue has been the group’s sound person since 1999. They live in Ephrata, Pennsylvania where they attend the Bible Fellowship Church.

Booking Information

For booking information contact:

Mike Rebman
213 Kimberly Lane
Ephrata, PA 17522

Mike Rebman: (717)-733-2184
Dave Buchter: (717)-336-6503

You can also send E-Mail

Soul Purpose

Appearance Schedule
Updated September-27-17

Date & Time
City, State
Friday, December 01, 2017
7 pm
After 23 years of singing and serving the Lord, Soul Purpose has ended out ministry. Thanks for all the prayers and support.

This schedule is updated often. Please check back.


Soul Purpose has the following recordings available

 Precious Memories

   1.  Precious Memories
 2.  Are you washed in the Blood 
 3.  Amazing Grace 
 4.  Bye and Bye Lord 
 5.  Mercy Rewrote My Life
 6.  How Great Thou Art
 7.  Still in the Fire
 8.  Eastern Gate
 9.  Victory in Jesus
10.  Mansion over the Hilltop
11.  In the Sweet By and By
12.  I’ll Fly Away
13.  Heaven of Rest 

Boundless Love          

  1.  Boundless Love
2.  The Old Rugged Cross
3.  Glory to His Name
4.  Great Getting’-up Morning
5.  My Lord and I
6.  It is Well with My Soul
7.  This Old House
8.  I Shall not be Moved
9.  Love Lifted Me
10.  Have a Little Talk with Jesus

11.  Closer Walk with Thee
12.  I Saw the Light
13.  Sweet Beulah Land
Compact Discs are $15.00 each or two for $25.00 which includes shipping.
Cassettes are $12.00 or two for $20.00 and also include shipping.

Recordings can be ordered by sending a check or money order to this address
or you can get them at their live appearances.

Mp3 Audio Clips

Listen to an mp3 clip of Precious Memories and It is Well with My Soul

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

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