An ordained minister and worship leader, Quigley Foran (Grampa Quigley) has been writing music and playing guitar since the age of 13.
In the early 1970s, Foran pioneered one of the first folk masses for the Catholic Church in the Hartford area. In 1972, served on the worship team for the Catholic Lay Celebration in Hartford.
Also, as a singer, songwriter and bassist for the 1980s Christian band, Elijah Project, Foran performed in schools, prisons, concerts and outdoor festivals and appeared on TV and radio.
In the 1990s, Foran was ordained a deacon in the Evangelical church. In 1997 he was ordained a worship leader with Mountain Top Global Ministries. He served for 10 years as the Worship Coordinator for the Connecticut House of Prayer drawing together worship leaders from across the state.
In 2006, Foran led worship for a multi-denominational congregation of 5,000 people at the Global Day of Prayer event in Hartford. He has also been a featured artist at JesusFest held annually in Connecticut.
Foran is presently serving as Minister of Worship at New Life Fellowship Church in Plainville, Connecticut and continues to teach the children’s Sunday school. He resides in nearby Farmington with his wife, Elaine, of 41 years. They have five children and 11 grandchildren.
Tim Plake (Uncle Tim) is a singer-songwriter, playwright and puppeteer. He came to the Lord at the age of 17 in the state of Michigan.
Plake has served the Lord in various capacities from house church leader to church planter, and worship pastor. He continues to serves in various music ministries. He attends Wellspring Church in Kensington, Connecticut where he leads worship for their Celebrate Recovery ministry.
He also serves as puppeteer for Big L Ministry, an outreach program in a local housing project in New Britain, Connecticut, where he writes and performs original puppet shows to augment the bible lesson for the children
He has joined Grampa Quigley to present biblical truths for children in a musical and funny way.