Fortress is a Southern Gospel Group who is committed to sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ in song. Our ministry is based in Clayton NC and was established in 2002. Since our start God has opened many doors. Fortress has completed 5 recording projects. Fortress was also blessed to be awarded as the Grand Champions of 2007 N.C. State Singing Convention. God has allowed us to serve in many Churches and venues through out our region. We are thankful for what God has done and we are looking forward to what He has in store in the future for our ministry.
Tim Davis comes to the group from Clayton NC and he sings the Lead. He does the emcee work for the group and handles the groups management duties. His greatest desire is to share the love of Jesus and tell others how they can know Him as Lord and Savior. He is married to Andrea who is his greatest support and love of his life. Tim and Andrea are members of C3 Church in Clayton. He has wonderful parents who he loves dearly, Mr. Milton Davis who has gone on to be with the Lord and Mrs. Barbara Davis from Fayetteville NC who has been his inspiration and encouragement since birth. He also has a talented brother named Sonny. Pray for Tim and Fortress as they travel and share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Don Shortslef comes to the group from Garner NC. Don has been involved in gospel music for many years and has a passion for serving the Lord in song to reach others for Christ. He has a wonderful voice with some of the most beautiful and clear high tones. He also is a great piano player. Don will bless you with his loving spirit and great talents.
Singing baritone for Fortress is Duke Sanders. “Duke” is a veteran performer with over 30 plus years in the music industry as a musician/singer, most recently with “Curtis Hyler & Jubilation.” Duke has also spent countless hours as an entertainment agent/manager, recording and sound engineer, producer, DJ, sports announcer, radio personality, and is the current on-field announcer and former p.a. announcer/music programmer/sound engineer for the Carolina Mudcats Professional Baseball Team located in Zebulon. We know his smooth voice and wonderful spirit will be a great blessing.