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Friday, April 24, 2009
RIP Rev. Timothy Wright
Gospel artist and choir leader Rev. Timothy Wright died yesterday at age 61 due to injuries suffered in a car accident last July that killed his wife and grandson. He's not someone who was known to most music fans but he's been a mainstay on the gospel music charts since the 80s. He was senior pastor at the Grace Tabernacle Church Of God In Christ (COGIC) in Brooklyn, NY. He started out directing church choirs as a teenager and while he was music director at the Washington Temple COGIC in Brooklyn in 1969, he was spotted by Rev. Isaac Douglas and was hired to direct the New York Community Choir. He formed his own Timothy Wright Concert Choir in 1976 and continued to work with other choirs across the US. He signed with Atlanta International Records in the mid-80s and has been recording regularly ever since and has been a regular on the gospel charts. His most recent CD Jesus, Jesus, Jesus was released in Feb. 2007. It was his first CD on the Koch distributed Jordan Entertainment Group. Wright was critically injured on July 4, 2008 in a three vehicle crash on Interstate 80 near Loganton, PA when his car was struck by another car going in the wrong direction. His wife Betty was killed instantly and his 14 year old grandson DJ Wright died later in hospital. They were returning from a COGIC conference in Detroit. Rev. Timothy Wright was known as the Godfather Of Gospel and he will be missed by the gospel music community. Here's the video for Jesus, Jesus, Jesus by Rev. Timothy Wright. RIP Rev. Timothy Wright.