Gary McSpadden is an American pastor, singer, songwriter, producer, television host and motivational speaker. He was born on January 26, 1943 Mangum, Oklahoma U.S.
He has musical roots in quartet music and Southern gospel with The Statesmen, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Imperials, The Bill Gaither Trio, and The Gaither Vocal Band.
In 1987, he co-hosted PTL Today after Jim Bakker resigned. McSpadden went on to produce television programs, including the “Jubilee” concert series filmed at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. He also produced and starred in several live music shows in the Branson area during the 1990s and 2000s.
Gary was born to Boyd and Helen McSpadden. The family later moved to Lubbock, Texas where Gary’s father was pastor of Faith Temple.
His mother and father were songwriters, and at least one of their songs, “Heaven”, became popular after it was recorded by George Beverly Shea and others and was married his Texas sweetheart, Carol,on the stage of the National Quartet Convention with Reverend Hovie Lister officiating.
In addition to his role with The Imperials, Gary was a member of the Oak Ridge Boys for a few years before Jake Hess formed his “all-star” group in 1963. after touring with The Imperials, Gary had returned to Fort Worth to co-pastor a church with his father, when the call came from Bill Gaither to join the Gaither Trio. In the years Gary sang with Bill and Gloria Gaither, and also as an original member of the Gaither Vocal Band, this Texas gentleman’s popularity rose to enormous new heights in Christian music. Currently, he is the host of television shows seen on TBN, FamilyNet, and other networks.
Garyis the lead pastor of FAITH AND WISDOM CHURCH in Branson Missouri, is a leader in the spreading the Word of God around the world through Teaching, Writing and Singing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Growing up as a “preacher’s kid” and then for thirteen years a Pastor himself, has helped prepare Gary for the Teaching Ministry that God has designed for this man. Known all across the globe, he is not only considered one of America’s gifted singers but also an anointed Preacher, Teacher and Writer. God called and commissioned Gary to teach the principles of Faith, Wisdom, Spiritual Freedom and Victory.
His spiritual insights bring answers to people at the point of their most difficult moments in life. He shares his gift to bring souls to Christ, strengthen families and increase the individual’s faith to believe God for the meeting of every need.
Solo Recording Discography
1966 How Green Is Your Valley (Sing Records/MFLP-9051): Lonely Road; Without Him; Pathway To The Sky; That's How I Know; Little Things Mean A Lot; I Love You (Mom And Dad); Plan Of Salvation; Without Love; Just A Closer Walk; How Green Is Your Valley; When I Shake Your Hand; For Thy Will I Pray.
1979 Higher Purpose (Paragon Records/PC-33054): Praise Him, Raise Him; Filled To Overflowing; All The Way Home; You Can Depend On Me; Medley: I'm Saved/Amazing Grace/If You Want Joy; Tell Me His Story; Sunshine And Rain; Lord, How Did It Feel; I've Been Changed; Ain't No Way; Then The Wind Blew (Also released on McSpadden Group in 1979 with the same title).
1981 It Was Enough (McSpadden Group/33102): He Is The King; I Am; Imagine; In This Very Room; He Gave Me Music; We Teach The Children; It Was Enough; Jesus Is The Rock; There Is A Light.
1990 From My Soul (McSpadden Group/790136300): Reverence His Holy Name; Come Boldly To The Throne; Hallelujah, Praise The Lamb; From My Soul; All Is Well; Never Changing Father; How Awesome You Must Be; I Am God; Mending Broken People; I Will Give You Glory.
1990 All Time Favorites (McSpadden Group): This Ole House; Peace In The Valley; He Touched Me; Rise Again; It's My Desire; Sweet, Sweet, Spirit; All In The Name Of Jesus; Amen; Joy Comes In The Morning; Just A Closer Walk With Thee; One Day At A Time; I Love You (Mom And Dad); Alleluia.
2002 Simply The Best Of Gary McSpadden (McSpadden Group): He Is The King; We Teach The Children; Never Be The Same Again; Living Water; In This Very Room; Sunshine And Rain; I Am; Then Will The Very Rocks Cry Out; It Was Enough; Imagine; Praise Him, Raise Him; Tell Me His Story; All The Way Back Home; Medley - I’m Saved, Amazing Grace, If You Want Joy; And Then The Wind Blew; Oh Hosanna; He Is Risen; This Matter Of Righteousness; He Is Messiah; Separate Journeys.
All Things Are Possible
Don't Play With The Devil
Hallelujah Praise The Lamb
Jesus Is Lord To Me
Jesus Is The Sweetest Name I Know
No Other Name But Jesus
One By One
Think On The Good Things
We'll Stand Together
Who Put The Color In The Rose