BioWho we are...
Lee Flowers is the lead vocalist and instrumentalist on many JSM songs. Lee has performed with several East Texas groups including The Mabry’s, Primrose, Harmony Ridge Bluegrass and most recently as one half of the gospel duo Flowers and Akin. He is a member of Memorial Missionary Baptist Church where he serves as Associate Pastor under Dr. Odis Bryan, Sr. Pastor of Memorial MBC. He resides in Rusk, Texas with his wife Esmeralda. They have five children and seven grandchildren.
Sandra Akin provides melodic harmonies on many JSM songs and sings lead on several more. She was the “other half” of Flowers and Akin Gospel Duo and has also performed with the Mabry’s, Primrose and Harmony Ridge Bluegrass. Her harmony vocals give JSM its unique sound. She is a member of Salem Missionary Baptist Church and is married to Jerry. They reside in the Rusk area.
Darvin Collins brings bass vocals to several JSM songs and backs up others on keyboard and piano. He has been singing traditional hymns and Southern Gospel style music for many years at Salem Missionary Baptist Church where he serves as a deacon. His signature lead vocal song is Rusty Goodman’s “Who am I?”. Darvin lives in Rusk, Texas with his wife Betty. They have two daughters: Amy and Callie.
Kyle Starkey plays electric bass for JSM. His natural rhythm and bass style are as much fun to listen to as it is to watch. He truly loves to play bass! Kyle has played with groups in the East Texas area where he built an impressive repertoire of songs and styles. Married to Christi, they have one son, Dylan and reside in Rusk. Kyle and his family are members of Salem Missionary Baptist Church.