Andraé Crouch: Stories and Songs from the Father of Modern American Gospel Music

You may not know his name but you’ve definitely heard and sung along to his music. Known as the father of modern gospel, Andraé Crouch won seven grammies and had a profound influence on the music industry.

Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Elvis Presley, and Little Richard are just a few household names who covered some of the several hundred gospel songs Andraé wrote in his lifetime. He worked with Michael Jackson and Madonna, and arranged music for The Lion King and The Color Purple.

But more than all of these accolades, Andraé Crouch loved Jesus. He went home to be with the Lord in 2015, but you can get to know him today when you listen to this musical episode of the Great Stories podcast as Charles and Andraé sit around a Steinway piano to stories and the tune of some of his most powerful music. You won’t want to miss this classic conversation from the Haven Today archive.


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Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon

JOHNNY CASH: THE REDEMPTION OF AN AMERICAN ICON TELLS JOHNNY CASH’S STORY WITH TALES OF TRAGEDY, SUCCESS, ADDICTION … AND FINALLY FINDING THE LIGHT.

Sinners thought Johnny was a saint, saints thought Johnny was a sinner, but, in reality, he was both.

Just like us, he was flawed; he blew it, he fell, and he got up again. But he never lost his faith. In fact, at the very end of his life, it was stronger than ever.

Johnny Cash embodies the paradox of every Christian who wants to do what is right but struggles to do it –– just like the apostle Paul described in Romans. His story is that of redemption, and it resonates with so many of us who mess up, yet still have God saying, “I’m not done with you yet.”

6 Comments

  • Donna Miller says:

    My Brother’s & Sister’s In Christ!!!
    Thank you for the story of Andre Crouch!!
    I first herd his music back in the 70’s an was a blessing then & God is still using the message in those songs today!
    Was a blessing to learn how God& His Holy Spirit had led him to reach so many lives for Jesus, whom we know was more than Just a Carpenter’ s son! He went through it all to Save us All & Glorified The Father!
    Please NEVER LEAVE THE GOSPEL MESSAGE BEHIND !!
    Thanks for sharing the stories/Christian’s Lives ; an how God has used His Servants to impact the World for Him!!
    Lord Bless!
    Donna
    P.S. I listen to you through the Internet, & rediscovered you by listing to Moody Radio on the Internet also. What a blessing to hear the program once again!
    I grew up in a home during my teen years(70’s ) , where Christian Radio was always on! Thanks for being an impact on me then & now , with words that count!!

  • Philicity Smith says:

    Halleluja

  • What a blessing to hear Andre’s music! I have his records but the record player no longer works so it was great to hear those familiar songs & to sing along. I didn’t know his personal story. Thanks for sharing it.

  • Lechi Eke says:

    I’m so blessed to listen to some of his music which I knew over the years without knowing they were his. I’m a Nigerian, got born again in the university in the late 80’s and my roommate had some Andrea Crouch music – there’s one that says we’ve been redeemed by the blood of the lamb- I’ve not been able to find it.
    Thank you very much interviewer for this interview.
    God bless you richly!

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