Reverend Timothy Wright

Reverend Timothy Wright

Reverend Timothy Wright is no stranger to gospel music- in fact; he has become an anchor for gospel choirs across the country. His music is considered "Sunday Morning Ready" with a diverse array of traditional and contemporary gospel music. He is also the pastor and founder of the Grace Tabernacle Christian Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Rev. Wright first developed his talents at the St. John's Fire Baptized Holiness Church of God in Brooklyn, N.Y. In his spare time, he wrote poetry and began to play the piano at age 12. This would soon lead to him composing for the church's choir.

A pivotal moment is his budding career came in 1969 when he began playing the piano for the late Bishop F.D. Washington at the Washington Temple C.O.G.I.C. in Brooklyn, N.Y.. Through that association, he was selected as organist for the Rev. Isaac Douglas and the N.Y. community choir. With the exception of one, all the selections on Douglas' classic best-selling 1971 album, "Lets Go Higher", were written by Rev. Wright . This album was a landmark recording in the early development of contemporary choir sound.

In 1976, he founded the Timothy Wright Concert Choir. Some of the choir's award winning and best selling releases includes, Who's On The Lord's Side and Do You Know The Light. He has also recorded with choirs across the county. Of these recordings, his most memorable hits include: Troubles Don't Last Always, Master Can You Use Me and Yes I'm A Believer. In addition to this, he also recorded a Stellar Award winning project with Myrna Summers, entitled We're Gonna Make It. In fact, one of his projects, Come Thou Almighty King, which has garned national recognition, was recorded with a 500 voice choir, made up of New York's best gospel artists.

Without question, Timothy Wright proves once again that he is the "Godfather" of gospel music.

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