The ROYALHEIRS hail from Flint, Michigan and organized in the fall of 1995 for the primary purpose of praising the Lord through the singing of " Southern Gospel Music". Their music has a quality that puts the emphasis on ministering through music. Music that blends harmony with soul stirring words that are a welcome change of pace from other forms of music.
Just as their name implies, each ROYALHEIR is an Heir to Godly Royalty. Each member has a glowing testimony that will radiate during their musical presentation. Each member has an extensive background in Gospel Music. Each has committed themselves to sharing their talents in this unique way and have been instrumental in uplifting and blessing many people in their concerts throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin and wherever else the Lord may lead.
The ROYALHEIRS currently sing 4 to 8 times a month, mostly on weekends. Because of their desire to be spiritually fresh, they try to reserve one Sunday per month to be in their home churches. In total, they spend an average of 15 to 20 hours per week in travel, practice or in concert. In addition to morning worship and evening praise services, they also can be found performing in concerts at county fairs, banquets, festivals and camp meetings .
The ROYALHEIRS sing on a free will offering basis with some exceptions.
Meet The Group
Shem Koutz began singing around the same time he learned to talk. He has been traveling to various churches around the mid-Michigan area since 1995 as a soloist. He feels it is a dream come true to be singing the lead in his first group. He has been involved with the music program at his home church in St. Johns since 2006. Shem and his wife, Jessica have called Lansing home since they married in 2003. They are the proud parents of son, Lionel and daughter, Brooklyn.
Chuck Robbins started singing at five years old with his grandmother, a Church of God evangelist. He sang with, and managed the Salvation Singers for 14 years and has recorded several solo and group projects. Along with singing the baritone part, Chuck manages and is the Master of Ceremonies for the group. Chuck was ordained in June 2003 with the Assemblies of God International Fellowship as an evangelist. Chuck lives in Flint MI. His family includes three children and five grandchildren.
Roy Donaldson attended Bethel College where he sang in the Concert Choir and several other groups. He also sang with the Flint Arrowheads Barber Shop Quartet for several years. Roy is the sound technician for the group. Roy has two children and eight grandchildren. Roy and his wife Bonnie live in Mt. Morris.
Jonathan Norris has been singing gospel music since the age of five with the encouragement of his parents and grandparents. Ever since he was born, Jonathan was raised in a Christian home. He has an absolute passion for singing gospel music and encouraging (counseling) others. He sang his first song, "Jesus Will Outshine Them All", in front of a congregation at age six. While singing "He Saw It All" with his father in the fall of 2006, they both landed places in Jonathan's first quartet, Surrender in Monroe, MI. He recently moved back to Michigan after attending Boyce College in Louisville, KY.
If you are interested in booking the group, please give Chuck a call at (810) 736-1011.