Born in San Francisco on July 1, 1942, and raised in Los Angeles, Andraé Edward Crouch was the son of bivocational-pastor parents Benjamin and Catherine Crouch. He has recounted that he received the gift of music as a child, when his father was called as a guest preacher and pastoral candidate to a small rural church that had no musicians. He began playing for them at the age of 11. He wrote his first gospel song at 14, and formed his first band, the COGICS, in 1960.
In 1965 he formed The Disciples, which lasted until 1979, and as a protegé of Audrey Mieir, Ralph Carmichael, and other leading Contemporary Christian Music artists of the time, went on to win a total of nine Grammies, and numerous other awards. He wrote his first well-kn… Go to person page >
Author: Sandra Crouch
Sandra is a co-pastor along with her brother at the Christ Memorial Church. She won a Grammy Award in 1985 for "Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female". During the late 1960s through the early 1970s, she played tambourine on a number of Motown recording sessions. She sang the lead in gospel mega-hit "God Is Trying To Tell You Something," written by Quincy Jones, with her brother Andraé Crouch and Bill Maxwell. The song was part of the soundtrack, "The Color Purple." She is also an accomplished drummer, gospel performer and songwriter.
Sandra would often address the public for Andrae growing up, due to his severe stuttering. Andraé says,” his sister understands him the best of anyone he knows.” Her constant source of encouragement h… Go to person page >
Display Title: Jesus Is the AnswerFirst Line: Jesus is the answer for the world todayTune Title: [Jesus is the answer for the world today]Author: Andraé Crouch; Sandra CrouchDate: 2001Subject: Choruses (Short) | ; Jesus | ; Youth |