Safe Haven was established in 2014 and are from Eastern North Carolina. We love singing Southern Gospel Music and have written several top rated songs. We are now branching out and singing this wonderful Gospel music wherever God should lead us.
From the hearts of Safe Haven
Tim Daughety started singing as a small child. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior at the age of 9. He always knew he wanted to sing . In 1983, Tim joined the US Navy and served his country for 15 years. After being Honorably Discharged, he began singing with local groups such as The Watchmen, The Ambassadors and The Oak Grove Boys. He has sung with some extraordinary groups over the past 30 years. 5 years ago, he formed Safe Haven. Tim says, " The quartet has been a very important part of my life and I'm so grateful for the faithfulness of the Lord in this group." During his downtime, Tim enjoys spending time with his wife, Angela, his step-daughter Ashley, and his little puppy, Buttercup. He also enjoys playing golf with his singing companions.
Wayne Coates started singing at the age of 5. When He turned 15, his parents allowed him to begin traveling on the weekends with a local group, The Young Hope Singers. He has enjoyed singing with several local groups over the past 48 years. Joining Safe Haven in March of 2017 as the baritone, Wayne believes that God's hand was definitely in this decision. Wayne says, " I have never felt God's anointing as strong as I do singing with Tim, Ron,and Mike. It is an honor to sing with them." In his spare time, Wayne owns and manages his own company, MilCo Training Solutions, and spends time with his daughter, Jaimie Leigh Lilley, his son-in-law, Mark Lilley, and his two grandchildren, Selah Grace and Oliver Patterson Lilley.
Ron West began singing with his twin brother, Don, at the age of 13. This peaked his interest in music. He and his brother began traveling and singing gospel music at churches in North and South Carolina. After recording their first album in 1983, Ron felt led to continue his career in gospel music. He moved on to sing with groups from North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Ohio, and Kentucky. He also felt that God was calling him to preach and after attending Southeastern Seminary, he pastored for 5 years. After his time in the pastorate, Ron still felt the Lord’s calling to sing and joined The Glorymen of Holly Springs, NC and sang with them for several years. Still feeling drawn to southern gospel music, Ron accepted the position of lead with Safe Haven. He looks forward to singing with these guys whom he already has come to love and think of as family.
Mike Spence grew up in a home filled with Southern Gospel Music. Whether traveling with his dad’s quartet or just listening to the Gospel Singing Jubilee, Mike always enjoyed singing along. Soon after getting married Mike began singing bass in a quartet in the area and has done so, off and on, with various groups over the past 30 years. “Music speaks to me in ways nothing else does. The Lord brings lyrics and tunes, buried deep in my mind, back to my heart to comfort and encourage me. I know many others feel the same, so I love spreading God’s message in song to lift up His folks and to witness of His love to those who don’t know Him as their Savior.” Mike and his lovely wife Lisa live in Wake Forest, NC. They are proud parents of Andy and his wife Elise, Zack and his wife Sarah and daughter Meredith. They are also proud grandparents of “Little Man” Asher.