OLS REVIVAL originated as a church quartet at the Community Church of the Nazarene in Sandusky, Ohio in 1985. They sang for less than a year, not knowing at that time what the Lord had in store for their ministry. In 1995, the Lord brought them back together and ONE LESS STONE was officially formed. They have been worshipping God through music ever since.
From 1997 through 2005, the group traveled as a men's trio. In 2005, the Lord opened the door for ONE LESS STONE to once again become a quartet until the group disbanded in 2017. The group has had fourteen members over the years. 4 lead singers, 3 baritones, 2 basses and 5 tenors.
In 2005, ONE LESS STONE won the talent contest at the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. The following year, 2006, they won another national talent contest at the Southern Gospel Music Fan Fair in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
In 2020, Rodney Cheek and Eric Anderson decided to get the group back together for Mount Vernon, Ohio’s Hymn Sing as part of the Summer In The City concert series. They asked Bryan Potteiger to join them and renamed the group OLS Revival.
Through the years, OLS has grown not only musically together, but also, most importantly, spiritually. Together Rodney, Eric, and Bryan proclaim their praise to their Savior Jesus Christ as OLS REVIVAL. They emphasize and work very hard on tight harmonies and beautiful melodies. Their worship services and concerts involve a variety of musical styles to fit any occasion, including Contemporary and Traditional Southern Gospel, Light Contemporary and Acapella selections.
Rodney Cheek is the Ohio Manager for APET Inc. and is the Minister of Music at Pleasant Grove Community Church in Bellville, Ohio. He has been in many theatre productions with MTVarts and he is the voice of Mount Vernon High School football and girls basketball.
Eric Anderson is a retired National Sales Representative for UPS and is currently the Pastor of the Church of the Nazarene in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. He has served as a youth and music pastor in churches in Ohio and Alabama.
Bryan Potteiger is the school Administrator at Gilead Christian School in Mount Gilead, Ohio. He is also the owner of Alco Dry Cleaners in Marion, Ohio. He and his family attend the Bucyrus Church of the Nazarene.