The Beacons were a bluegrass gospel group that performed primarily in churches around the tri-state area of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Started in 1993, their 2006 lineup included Leo Howell and Ray Townsend on guitars, Mike Terry on mandolin, Tim Monroe on fiddle and guitar, Gary Hopkins on bass, and Sherrill Jennings on banjo. Notable former members include NewFound Road’s Tim Shelton and WBZI radio station owner and banjo player Joe Mullins.

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