The 3rd Row Boys are from central Indiana – driven by the passion to spread the message of God’s love through gospel music. The group was founded by three young men who sang together on the third row of their church choir. Realizing their love for harmony and a desire to minister outside the four walls of the local church, the 3rd Row Boys ministry was born.

As with anything in life, there have been changes along the way for 3RB. But in each and every change, there has been a huge outpouring of God’s blessing! He has brought together a group of men today that have established a strong musical and entertaining presence in the southern gospel field, but have committed to doing so with a grounded humility to the calling that God has laid on their hearts.

The passion of the group is to share the good news of the gospel through music. It is their prayer that hearts will be uplifted and lost souls will find redemption through the powerful message of the love and grace that God extends to each of us.



Sean Barber

Hometown:  Monrovia, IN
Family (wife/kids):  Tanessa (wife), Alyssa and Ethan
Favorite scripture:  KJV Psalms 19:14
Favorite singers:  Kenny Hinson, Michael English
Favorite group: Brian Free and Assurance, Gaither Vocal Band, Israel Houghton
Favorite song:  Barney’s “I Love You”?? Too tough to answer!
Favorite restaurant:  PF Chang’s
Favorite food: Anything Asian
Favorite movie:  Tombstone, The Matrix
Favorite sports team:  Indianapolis Colts
Something people may not know about you:  I am one of the reasons lawn darts were banned.



Josh Ranke

Hometown: Muncie, IN
Family (wife): Katie
Favorite scripture: Matthew 28:19-20
Favorite singer: David Phelps
Favorite group: Gaither Vocal Band
Favorite song: Please Forgive Me
Favorite restaurant: Texas Roadhouse
Favorite food: Burger and Fries
Favorite TV show: NCIS
Favorite movie: Ice Age
Favorite sports team: Colts
Something people may not know about you: I’m a gym-aholic!



Brandon Tiek

Hometown: Carmel, IN
Family (wife/kids): Michelle (wife), Sam, Will, Stella, and Elizabeth
Favorite scripture: Philippians 2:3, Colossians 3:23
Favorite singers: Tim Riley, Mark Trammell
Favorite group: Kingdom Heirs
Favorite song: EVERY song on Gold City’s “Pillars of Faith”
Favorite restaurant: Seasons 52
Favorite food: Bacon and coffee
Favorite TV show: This Old House
Favorite movie: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Favorite sports team: Purdue Boilermakers, Dallas Cowboys
Something people may not know about you: I’ve never been able to do a somersault.