Scott Fowler (born July 9, 1966) is the former baritone vocalist for the classic Cathedral Quartet from 1991 through 1999 when the quartet disbanded. After the retirement of the Cathedrals, he co-founded Legacy Five along with former Cathedral pianist Roger Bennett. Fowler sings lead for the group. He has also performed with groups such as The Messengers Quartet and The Sound.
Scott Eric Fowler, co-founder, lead singer and manager for Legacy Five, was born the youngest of four siblings on July 9, 1966 in St. Louis, Missouri. He got his start singing when he was a boy. His dad preached revivals at area churches, and the family sang beforehand. Gospel music was a big part of the Fowlers' home life.
When Fowler was 14, friends took him to see the famous Cathedral Quartet. He fell in love with their music and recalls "buying $100 worth of music at their concert... and that was my hard earned grass cutting money!" He was a gospel music fan from that moment on.
In the spring of 1987, after spending two years at Oakland City University and two subsequent years in nursing school in St. Louis, Fowler finally got the chance to live out his quartet dream. He moved to Houston, Texas, where he spent 2½ years singing with a group called The Sound.
In December 1990, Fowler was asked to join the Cathedral Quartet, and served as the group's baritone for ten years until they retired in December 1999. During those years, he sang beside southern gospel greats George Younce (bass singer) and Glen Payne (lead singer).
When the Cathedral Quartet retired from singing in December 1999, Scott Fowler and Cathedral piano player, Roger Bennett decided to continue the rich musical tradition of Southern gospel quartet singing by forming their own group. Legacy Five was organized and had their official debut in January 2000 in Atlanta, Georgia. The original group members included Fowler on lead, Bennett at the piano, Scott Howard as baritone, Josh Cobb as tenor, and bass singer Glenn Dustin. Their first CD was Strong in the Strength.
Over the years, Legacy Five has had several personnel changes, including the death of piano player and Fowler's best friend, Roger Bennett. Today the group consists of Fowler, Howard, tenor singer Gus Gaches, bass singer Matt Fouch and piano player Trey Ivey.
Death of Roger Bennett
Fowler's best friend, Roger Bennett, suffered from leukemia for 12 years and after a long, hard fought battle, died from the disease in March 2007. That left Fowler as the lone owner of Legacy Five. He had to dig down deep to carry on. "Roger said he would come back and haunt me if I didn't carry the ministry of Legacy Five forward... his music and influence will always be with us."
Fowler is married to Taryn Davis. On October 18, 2003, their first child, Preston Davis Vernon Fowler was born. On August 18, 2005, Scott and Taryn's second child, Bailey Eric Fowler was born.
Fowler is very devoted to his family, but is also committed to the group of men he travels with. When Roger Bennett was facing his first bone marrow transplant in 2004, Fowler called on Legacy Five supporters for help. He helped raise over $600,000 for the Roger Bennett Benefit Fund, and ultimately received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Southern Gospel Music Guild.
Scott Fowler has been featured on popular songs such as "He Made a Change", "Jesus Saves", "It's Not What's Over the Door", "What Faith Does", "In His Grip", and "When They Found Nothing". Legacy Five regularly works with Greater Vision and The Booth Brothers.