Hamilton Road began in 2002 as a group of guys who would sing now and again at our church, located on Hamilton Road. Early on God touched us with a desire to minister. We found that by sharing our gift with churches, they would share their gifts of love and prayer with us. Singing the Gospel is as much a blessing for us as it is too those we sing for. 

We continue to work hard to perfect our music. We are always seeking new songs that touch us spiritually and speak to us artistically, but we also have a deep passion for those who came before us in gospel music and adore traditional southern gospel songs as well. We still practice at the same church where we all met. Hamilton Road may be where we started our journey, but it is certainly not where it will end.

rick hinkle (bass)

Like the other guys, I was raised in a Christian home. Music was, and still is, an important component of daily life and getting to sing with 3 best friends is about as good as it gets! I'm married to a wonderful lady: we just celebrated our 25th anniversary, and have one teen-age son. One of the highlights of my childhood was going to concerts and seeing the people I'd only heard on Grandma's record player. That did it-I was hooked! The main thing I remember from those days was how happy and uplifting the music was. The songs spoke of a personal relationship with God and the joy of serving Him. I've had many struggles in my daily walk, but the truths expressed in songs have sustained me many times. Music has a "healing power", and I believe it to be especially true of Gospel Music. My  hope and desire for the music we make is that it will touch people and highlight the saving power of Christ to all we come in contact with!

trevor l. dillinger (tenor)

I come from a very musical family.  My parents both sing very well and took me to gospel sings when I was just an infant.  Early on, I developed a strong desire to sing in a gospel group.  Today, I count it a distinct privilege to sing God's great music every chance I get.  I also count it a privilege to do so with three other men focused on giving our best for Him each time we sing.  God gave us all the gift of music.  We wish to share this music to all who will hear it.  I feel called by God to this specific ministry.  I know He blesses our efforts and I feel His presence surrounding and supporting us each time we sing.  I hope God will continue to use us to proudly proclaim the message of Christ in song for many years to come. To God be the glory!    

aj layton (baritone)

I first want to thank the Almighty for giving me the chance to sing with these three incredible guys. I consider it a blessing to be surrounded by the amazing talent I see in Trevor, Zach and Rick. All three guys have been teaching me for over two years now, not just in the ways of Gospel music, but in the ways of living a Christ-centered life. I love these guys like brothers, and I pray that our love and devotion to God and each other will be visible in every aspect of our lives and ministry. As for myself, I received a B.A. from Mount Vernon Nazarene College in 2001, and I recently graduated from Franklin University with my M.B.A. I work for the Department of Defense in Columbus, Ohio as a procurement analyst. Unlike the other guys, I am still looking for the lady of my life…so if you know a girl who could put up with a mischievous baritone, let me know.

p. zachary olah (lead)

I have a beautiful wife named Courtney and wonderful boy named Preston and a baby girl named Maren. I am a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University and Capital Law School. My wife and I live in Blacklick, just east of Columbus. I am a defense attorney for the Franklin County Public Defender. When I am not in the courtroom I love singing with these guys! They really give me a spark each week. We are all so busy with our families and our careers that it can be difficult to practice sometimes. But God always rewards me with great fellowship and laughter. I thank the Lord everyday for saving me. I don't know where I'd be right now if it wasn't for His grace. He is always there to lift me up and he uses gospel music to do so. He speaks to me through the lyrics and the melodies and shows me that there is hope, love, peace, and joy. The Lord has placed a burden on my heart to share the good news through gospel music, and I intend to put forth my greatest efforts to see his work accomplished.