The personnel of the HELMSMEN of Ohio are:
Eric Hill. Eric sings tenor for The Helmsmen of Ohio. He has traveled and sang both lead and tenor with several gospel and contemporary Christian groups through the years including David’s Heart Quartet, The Damascus Road Trio and The Voices of Highest Praise. Eric studied music and sang as a soloist for The Revival-time Choir while attending Evangel University In Springfield, MO. Eric and his wife Robin make their home in Newark, OH. Eric has worked on several projects in Nashville TN for various artists and enjoys making music with his friends.
Dan Ramirez. Dan is the new lead singer for The Helmsmen of Ohio. He has filled in for the past 2 years as needed, and has done an exceptional job. Dan’s music began in early 1964 singing in a local group in his hometown Marlin, Texas. After high school graduation in 1967 he enlisted in the USAF and was first assigned to Columbus, Ohio where he met Elliott McCoy (Three Bridges) and they formed the Timesmen! For over 40 years he has sung in different groups in the Ohio area and also was worship leader at Langley Ave COG. He had the distinguished privilege of having Jay Demarcus (Rascal Flatts) on his worship group. Recently he has been involved in his solo ministry as Dan Ramirez Ministries preaching and singing the gospel with allot of engagements in Ohio. He did a tour with Gospel Fiesta out of Nashville working in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado! Presently he attends Genoa Baptist and lives in New Albany, Ohio with his beautiful wife Peggy! they are both retired from DOD, have 5 kids and 13 grandchildren!
Ken Eash. Ken is a retired school teacher and children’s pastor, sings baritone and manages the Helmsmen of Ohio. He is the founder of the Helmsmen. He actually started the group in 1969. Ken and Lorri have been married 52 years, and they have four children and 13 grandchildren. Along with singing, Ken enjoys playing the piano, guitar and bass guitar. He has been singing in groups since his teen years: Kings Quartet, Messengers, & Wayfarers. Ken is a registered song evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene. His favorite verse is Proverbs 3:6, “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”