Top 10 Gospel Singers of All TimeRating the best gospel singers of today. From gospel music's golden age to its enlightment period of toady.
The Top Ten
Although all the tenors that sang in TGVB were very talented, David has outshined them all in my opinion. The richness and diversity of his voice is unmatchable and his devotion to the Lord is unmistakable as he shares his God given gift of music and believe me, I grew up in a musical family and I know good music when I hear it.
David's anointing simply flows, when I'm down I listen to the words of worship God has richly blessed you to share his love through your music not forgetting all the singers of the past singing with Bill and Gloria I wish you guy were in Goa, India I tried purchasing your Videos but could not, as they are not available.
There are many many talented singers in the world but not one of them holds a candle to David Phelps. David is everything wrapped into 1. He has a range that takes your breath away. He holds notes so long that leaves you sitting there in amazement wondering how is that possible? You feel the spirit of God flowing through David as he sings. The words that David puts on paper and the musical arrangements that go with those words leave no doubt that he has clearly been anointed by God above to bring his ministry to as many places across the globe as possible. I cannot tell you how many times tears have streamed down my face simply because of David's amazing voice along with the words he has written, along with the music he has written for it, along with the musical instruments he had arranged to be used, along with the back up singers he has chosen. It quite overwhelming! He is a perfect roll model to his children. He is a loving husband and father. There couldn't be a more humble and ...more
David Phelps is #1, the best, no one can compare to David. He is the #1, the Best of the Top10 Gospel Singers of All Time. With David's great and awesome tenor voice, he could make the rafters ring. David uses his God given talent, his voice and singing to praise God, he gives God the glory and through his songs he tells others about God, Jesus Christ. Thank you David for being a true and sincere Christian. I love to hear you sing and I love your humor and smile. May God bless you David always and also your wonderful family. I love you and you're still so good looking and sweet and kind.
David you are and always will be #1 and at the top!
David has been blessed with an amazing tenor voice. Blessings flow with every song he sings. His ministry through music is powerful.V 333 Comments
Is there any there choice BUT Sandi Patty!?! Truly the "Voice" of Christian music. Beautiful person, blessed with incredible gift, amazing entertainer and always giving back. The first concert I ever attended was Sandi Patty in 1986 (Let There Be Praise tour), the ticket was a gift from my grandmother. Over the years, her music has continued to be part of my spiritual journey. Often times, the only way God could speak to my heart was through her music "In Heaven's Eyes). I still say no ones rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" comes close to Sandi's. Last year I had the pleasure and honor to meet my "spiritual mentor" at a concert and do her makeup. I work in T.V. /Film production as a makeup artist/hairstylist and was so delighted to be able to share my gifts with someone that has shared hers with us. Truly a blessing. Sandi is #1, top of the list, best of the best, class act in my book.
I know a lot of people are talking about the performer "sandi Patty. However I want to talk about the genuine person behind "The Voice". I met Sandi back in 1992. This concert was in St Louis Missouri. When I was meeting her for the first time I was so nervous since this was the person I love listening to on my cassettes. However she put me very much at ease and even had a autograph picture waiting for me. She told me that if she is ever in my area look her up and she will try to make every effort to make sure I can see her backstage. Well let me tell you that she is person of her word. I have met her several times backstage since then. Each time a little more of her awesome personality comes out. She is very humorous person on and off stage. I feel honored to know such a great Christian Musician. I am also a Music Minister for a Methodist Church and where ever I go I am always talking about the musician/friend named Sandi Patty. Sandi is truly one of a kind person and so blessed to ...more
The first time I heard Mrs Sandi Patty like everyone else was when she sang The Star Spangled Banner for the reopening of The Statue Of Liberty loved her voice. The next time I heard her sing was after my father had three strokes and I didn't know how to pray with the way I felt my radio was on don't remember the station but her song ( In Heaven's Eye's ) came on and calmed my fears and God heard my heart felt prayers. I've never seen Mrs Patty in concert until this past April when I got to go to see her in Carnegie Hall she is just breath taking when she walked out, when she started to sing I was taken back. I found peace and went on with a sound mind. To me Mrs Sandi Patty is and always will be the Greatest Christian artist there ever been. She is #1 with me! Never met her but I don't need to her music not only brings me close to God and Jesus but to Her as well. Love Her very much, Thank You Mrs Patty for every thing you have done for me, more then you'll ever know you are Heaven ...more
Nobody, Does it better! Anointing overflowingV 144 Comments
Michael is one of the most anointed singers I've had the privilege to see and hear. His ministry is unlike no other. I've sat there and watch as it seemed you could see the anointing dripping off of him. His humble heart and openness about his life's story makes him such a tremendous minister of the gospel. I've heard many say that their lives have been changed thanks to Michael allowing God to move through him to reach people who otherwise have no hope. My own life was changed when God led to me Michael's music and his life's story. Being raised in church all your life doesn't mean you have a grasp on what grace and redemption are all about. Thank God I learned to live under grace and by God's mercy I walk with Him daily. Michael's ministry stands alone. God has a special anointing on this man to reach lost and hurting souls. His heart is for ministry and it's been a privilege to be allowed to witness it. God bless you Michael English.
Hard to be a Gospel musician without the anointing of God...Michael has that and has humility to go along with the talent God gave him. And life handed him some lemons at one point and he moved thru it with the blessing of God. Everyone in this list has talent but it takes God to make them touch the lives of people thru the instrument we call vocals.
I think Michael English is one of the biggest hypocrites that I've ever heard sing. He can sing right, but he is so fake he hurts me just to watch his phony love for God and his singing partners. If he's not the voice in the spot light, he's not interested in song are singing. If Michael is as much a real Christian and believer behind the stage as on stage, he needs to get saved and filled with the Holy Ghost, if he's not fooling me, I know God is not fooled, for by their fruits you shall know them. That's not me judging, that's God word already judged Michael, a goat sounds almost like a lamb, but their life and spirits are different. Michael English is in the wrong calling, he needs to try his luck with someone like Toby Keith, where he can live the life he really wants to live, and be the child of the wicked one that he surely manifestes.
I really don't know the guy but I just voteV 115 Comments
Yalonda has been in gospel music for a while, and she keeps getting better.
Yolanda Adams is the best for making Becoming and new single be still
Cause yolanda is the best singer that I know in usa
Yolanda Adams is the greatest to ever do it!V 40 Comments
I agree. If we're talking about those who made gospel songs into radio play, beginning the move of contemporary Christian music being played and sung outside of church then we are certainly talking Keith Green.
He's long been gone but the message of his songs lives on..
Keith Green's For Him Who Has Ears to Hear belongs to the top 3 albums that shaped the modern Contemporary Gospel Music. Your Love Broke Through (written by Stonehill) and You Put This Love to My Heart are timeless gospel rock classics.
Very transformation and uncompromising. He put his all in his songs for His (God) gloryV 8 Comments
To place Whitney Houston above George Beverly Shea demonstrates either a shallow knowledge of Gospel throughout time or a complete lack of knowledge as to what Gospel Music is.
Shea has sung before more people than anyone in history. He holds 10 Grammy Awards. Lived to be 104 because he walked with God, not dope.
To my ear he is the best of all times and may be forever
Best for how great thou art
One of the bestV 10 Comments
He is by far the best gospel singer, I love his music and think he is the best tool GOD has used to demonstrate HIS love to us, I am always so blessed when I hear his music and know that GOD uses people for HIS kingdom
I really think Michael W. Smith is one of the best gospel singers, I love his music.
He is the best he sings with power and can also play de piano whiles singing. He is the best
I looove this man...V 37 Comments
Just listen to him sing the old hymns and you will know what I mean, especially Holy, Holy, Holy. Just a pure, sweet voice with a large vocal range (from the highest range of Baritone to the Highest Range of Tenor). He is without the Best Male Gospel Singer of the past two decades.
He is the best singer or minister of all times.
Brighter day tjo its killing me keep it up
Best in everythingV 39 Comments
I can relate to his songs and he's a true Christian. it was kinda sad to see Whitney Houston in the Top 10 of Greatest Gospel Singers when she did not influenced me to come to God. She's a great singer, that's true but for me being a GREAT GOSPEL SINGER is all about INTRODUCING THE POWER OF CHRIST AND SALVATION THROUGH MUSIC. Aand Chris Tomlin is the one.
My greatest male gospel singer. You are the best and may God continue reviewing his messages through your songs Chris.
Greatest song writers of today
I like its content(deep inspiration and great move)V 25 Comments
She should be # two because her riffs and runs and testimonies through her music tells you how anointed her singing is
This young lady is blessed with the potential of singing. I truly believe that she is doig what she was made to do
Kim Burrell has been truly anointed by God.
Kim Burrell has an range like no other. My opinion is in the past she was not given the credit that she deserved do to her size. Queen Burrell is a beautiful individual inside and out. She is down to earth and anointed.V 12 Comments
Exceptional gospel singer. A household name all over d world. Even here in Africa. He sings with his whole hear and soul.
I wonder how people rate gospel musicians. Is it just by voice, but not by life and impact in the Christian fold. Don Moen should definitely be in top ten. He has impacted life all over the world and I've not heard any bad record of him tarnishing the name of Christ. Why should we be encouraging people who are not born again but singing gospel songs.
Don Moen is an exceptionally heaven-gifted worship leader whose anointed songs immediately stirs a soul in longing of his maker.
His songs are so powerful with the presence of GodV 52 Comments
He is excellent, he has a wonderful spirit and he is filled the holy ghost, he has a true gift of music from God and he really has the word of God and knows how to use it especially when it comes to ministering through his music, he really touches my heart anyway.
He is my mentor when it come to gospel songs, even am using his song...my life is in your hand as my ring tone now!
He's a great Singer. My church sings his song all the time. Keep doing what your doing!
I have loved Kirk Franklin's music since when I was a child. His music is a real blessing.V 43 Comments
Cece winans is the best singer in gospel. In fact I'm listening to her song right noe you are loved, you should listen to it! It's so amazing. GOd has touched her heart
I have been a fan and watched her mature into the devoted godly woman she is. I love her voice, her style and her witness!
Cece I'm just happy for you, your song is so meaningful I don't even know how to explain it better, but all I know: you're great in gospel
She is QUEEN of Gospel my #1 favorite lady in the world she must be 1V 15 Comments
From the first time that I ever heard Rich Mullins, I was moved by his music, and by the words that he spoke in his songs. However, when I think of Rich Mullins, I think of a man who could have walked around in haughty clothes, shoes made in Italy, $100.00 hair cuts, and living in some regal manor, in some uppity, highbrow, gated community. But Rich couldn't be defined by riches. He was often barefoot, wearing shabby clothing, and in need of a hair cut. His home was more like a hut than a manor. His pride was left where it belonged, it was in God. He died too soon for us who are still living on this earth. He was, and still should be, a spiritual inspiration, but, although our spirit is willing, our flesh is weak. Our eyes and hearts ogle at the world when we should be ogling Heaven. Rich was different. He was humble, and he dedicated his life to the good works rather than the consumption of the worldly goods. Still, God took him in His perfect timing. Many people sing the songs of ...more
Nobody comes close to Rich Mullins. He was an inspired, humble and rawly honest person, musician and singer. He was also the best lyricist. Most of all, he lived the life he preached in his music and that's the ultimate compliment.
No one was or currently is as real as Rich Mullins.
Amy Grant is a pioneer of Contemporary Christian, in the Gospel Hall of Fame and continues to touch hearts over 30 years later. Love her concerts!
The best singer of ANY genre in ANY era. PERIOD.
One of the best singers of all time.
Legend.V 3 Comments
Whitney Houston should be in the top ten. Her vocal range is outstanding. She is truly blessed with the presents of the Lord throughout her delivery.
She has a strong voice and she is truly lovely
"THE VOICE" She is gone but her VOICE lives FOREVER! She an inspirational singer... Sings like Angels of host... Smile like the Bright Morning Star. Whitney Elizabeth Nippy Houston... We shall forever hold you firm in our hearts... Enjoy singing with the angels in heaven, where there is no sorrows and broken hearts...
Truly an exceptional singer.V 39 Comments
If his vocal ability is unmatched... Which it is... & this is the top SINGERS of all time... Bishop Rance Allen not being number one frauds this list. People like Marvin Sapp... Marvin Winans (who should definitely be on here)... J Moss (who should be on here) are on record saying he's the greatest singer. Kirk doesn't belong on a singing list... I don't see Rev. James Moore... Darryl Coley is definitely top 10... I really don't understand your criteria.
An unparalleled technique, a very unique, deep vocal tone and so much soul and power. Rance Allen is the king of gospel singing.
Vocal ability unmatched. Should be number one if vocal ability is the primary factor.
He is God's anointed!V 8 Comments
Andrae is by far the number 1 gospel artist of all time/he changed gospel music, and took it to an other level. Plus God gave him the talent baby. As long as they do Gods work what does it really matter anyway. God bless them all.
Gospel artist and composer of all the classics "Take Me Back" "My Testimony" half the songs sung in a Black Gospel church on any given Sunday were written by him!
Andrae Crouch is the father of modern day Gospel Music. His music is still listenable and playable to this very day. His compositions are being sung all over the world fro well over 4 decades!
He is and was by far the greatest gospel musician that ever lived his music help me to put the worldly stuff behind me and never ever did I again had a desire for what to listen to what the world had to offer.miss you Andre.V 10 Comments
Mahalia Jackson was a true Gospel singer all the way through! She should be #1, not Aretha. Mahalia never sang songs like :"Freeway Of Love", "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman", "Who Zooming Who", "Jumpin Jack Flash", Dr. Feel Good" and oh, Mahalia never sang "Touch My Body" at one of her concerts!
Everyone has already said it. Mahalia Jackson was a "true" "through" and "through" gospel singer. She let the light of God shine through her every time she opend her mouth to sing. Love that Queen of Gospel!
Mahalia is nearly the only gospel singer for me. In fact, outside of her songs, I rarely listen to this genre, though I'm a believer. Most gospel music (I hope this isn't offensive) feels a bit too sentimental to me. But when Mahalia sings it, my goodness, it knocks me to the floor every time. I'm not sure what it is, but whatever it is, she's got it.
The greatest ever as a singer and a person, I had the honor of meeting her years ago when she was still singing. A great person.V 63 Comments
yes shirley you are a woman of god and I love your music. - egillaxelsson
I think Shirley Ceasar brings the gospel back to the pepole and I think two of her best songs are heaven has a plaground and no charge she is a very good singer and I think her songs lift people because they lift me. That's why I think she is the best gospel singer so I think she should be the first one on the list of gospel singers.
shirley I WANT TO BE JUST LIKE I SING GOSPEL ALSO BUT I ALWAYS WANTED TO WITH YOU MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU STRONG. - egillaxelsson
You were my all time favorite singer back in the 1960s when it really mattered to me in my life I always went against my parents we always disagreed when it came to listening to great black gospel songs back in the day you are still the best ever keep up the great work my friend will you be having any new concerts coming up anytime soon thanks steve Williamson Pinckneyville illinoisV 23 Comments
Incredible tenor with millions of albums sold, over 30 years of ministry and tremendous international outreach/
Amazing voice, just as good as Phelps. Has a missionary heart, very strong Christian brother
Should be #1 on this list!
STEVE GREEN IS THE GREATEST GOSPEL SINGER FROM 1980 TO 1990. HIS DELIVERY AND
GREAT VOICE AND RANGE IS EXTREMELY ENTERTAINING AND SPELL-BOUNDING, NOT TO
MENTION HIS FACINATING STYLE AND GOOD LOOKS. WHEN YOU HEAR SO MANY OF HIS
SONGS, YOU IMMEDIATELY WANT TO HEAR THEM OVER & OVER AGAIN! I PROMISE THAT
STEVE WILL QUICKLY BECOME ONE OF FAVORITE ALL-TIME LOUD VOLUME SINGERS!
Awesome uplifting praise from him
I love this guy and is one of my favorite gospel singer.
He should be in top 10!
Extremely good when it comes to the aspect of prasing the lord thanking himV 2 Comments
Others LEARN from Pastor Coley! Enough said. If one were to ask other singers on this list who influenced them - MY FAVORITE SINGER that people like Rev. Cleveland, The Hawkins, Pastor Kee and others called upon when they want it done RIGHT & WITH ANOINTING would make the list more than most others. Just Google his a capella offerings - you'll join the friendly argument with my son and I in Baltimore. Daryl Coley is one of the best! Even as good (in MY opinion -better :-) ) as his favorites: "The K's - Burrell & Clark-Sheard".
Just the most gifted and anointed singer I've ever ever heard. Love you Daryl and thanks for your gift of sweet songs of praise. No one else compares to your style and talent. Your in a class above the rest.
My opinion? Go check him out! He is not the most popular... But anyone with the ability to hear should notice it! YouTube it!
I agree he is a very good singer
I agree, her voice is phenomenal. She has an incredible range. Her "Finally Karen" album should be considered the best gospel album ever. I love 90s Karen more than today's (the modern) Karen. I pray she bring that era back. She can whistle too.
I believe she is because she is my favorite singer and she can sing real good. And all of her music I her I think it got sum to do with mea in mi life and how I feel inside and outside.
I am amazed Karen Clark Sheard has not been voted number 1 considering this is a vote for best Gospel singer.
KAREN CLARK IS THE BEST!V 10 Comments
This man's voice is so very powerful. I am disappointed to see many individuals here whose heart was not filled with what they sang. This man is not one of those. His love for God is clear. He should be further up.
How Larnelle is not in the top is mind boggling. Any of you try singing with him note for note and then youll get it. There's a reason he sung duets with Sandi Patti on I've just seen Jesus and more than wonderful. he's the best male vocalist in gospel.
You meet the Lord behind Larnelle’s eyes when he sings
One of the greatest voices of all time!
Full of the anointing of God, his Style pulls you in to worship, the song Amen from Adre Crouch Album and faithful from his resent album, the praise Worship experience and Draw me close to you
Anointed to preach and sing! He is such an amazing talent! All glory to God.
Can sing ANYTHING and you'll feel the presence of God!
Still Daryl Coley is the man.
Now her is a Man of God that has taken the Word and made it alive in song. He brings youth and classical Gospel style together. The Gift God dave him is more than I have seen with any other artist.
He has a true love and heart for God and it shows in his music. I can feel the anointing God to minister to the people of God. May God continue to bless him and his family.
Think his blood flows with music...
His music is so sophisticated and anointed.V 7 Comments
Love the country style Gospel tones of Guy's beautiful voice. His true love of Jesus shines through his whole being. Whenever he sings he praises God, no performance just a real true Gospel Singer. His voice is unmistakable even within a group.
Guy has a beautiful voice and the ability to blend with any group. He has large vocal range. His belief in God is so evident in all that he does. I have never seen him "performing" instead of praising God. His sincerity always shines through.
His Love of God shows in every song he sings. Guy praises God in all types of Gospel Music; whether it is Southern Gospel, Country Gospel or Contemporary with his beautiful voice. The best gospel performer of all time!
Guy came to the Milwaukee area in September--his faith is unmistakable--his singing is fantastic--hopfully he will be back in the not to distant future ty GuyV 11 Comments
One of my FAVORITE gospel singers, I can feel the annointing whenever he sings
Sings with conviction, love his songs, and his character is respectful, as a child of God is required to be.
Anointed man of God he can sing. And lead a worship service.
Marvin Marvin - marvelous. Love his songs and the perfect voice for his songs. May God bless 'i'm. the real critique*V 7 Comments
Elvis was the BEST! He really was a gift from God. Something and I mean something just came over him when he sang gospel. You can hear it and see it. He knew every gospel song that was ever written. Lets not forget he got 3 Grammies for Gospel music. Sure do wish he was still with us...
What can we say? His Hand in mine, How great thou art and He touched me. Just listened to those albums and you will see the man deserves even better than number 8! To me he is tied with Mahalia...
Elvis Presley was an unbeatable Talent. Only uneducated people can deny that. His Gospel songs always were deep, touching and very emotional. His vocal always sounds phenomenal - Irina2932
Not really sure as a gospel singer but definitely the greatest singer everV 28 Comments
Jason is a Grammy award winning vocalist and multiple DOVE Award winner including ARTIST of the year and MALE VOCALIST of the year.
His songs touches everyone from through the fire to please forgive me he shows God's true love
He's the real deal
The ministry of Jason through his music is unparalleled, his voice is incredible. he is a godly man with a voice given to him by God. Many have been touched through him by Christ.V 6 Comments
I am always touched each time I listen to Bredget's music. She has what it take to be a gosple singer, keep it up God bless you
An amazing voice with a true love for God!
Steve Ladd, who now sings single, was tenor for Gold City. In his song, Preach the Word, he may have hit the highest gospel tenor notes ever.
Steve Ladd is up there with the best of the Gospel singers. I love to see him worship God through his songs. Just awesome.
I think Pastor John P Kee has been underrated his career. How could someone like Kirk Franklin be ahead of him and he don't even sing. John never got the the credit he deserved.
His ranges and control is great. Been my favorite since 1989, along with james moore and marvin winans... Constanty listen to john, through Jesus Christ his songs has has always made my faith stronger and help me endure.
Ahead of his time, probably one of greatest all time gospel singers
A man who sings to touch lives. I love his music. the real critiqueV 1 Comment
The most beautiful voice I've heard in my whole life
Not top ten? Go back and rethink this please... You need to listen to this lady sing "I'd do it all over again"... And "Searching for the city"... She is an icon
If you don't think Vestal was a good singer you don't know talent.
Best singer she is the real queen of gospelV 9 Comments
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Yes Lord! They are the Best!
Mary mary are the best singers because they have power in their voice.
I love Mary Mary's music! They are amazing!
Beautiful voice with an endless range.
Very nice singing!
Hi you are great singer will you be going on the concert tour circuit anytime soon I would love to hear you sing in person sometime thanks steve Williamson Pinckneyville illinois
From jazzy gospel, to all out worship fred Hammond packs in the spot at number 9.
The gift of God is without repentance big up, represent the kingdom.
Fred Hammond is simply one of the best to ever do it.
He is one of the most greatest of all time. A true minister of GODV 4 Comments
Amazing takent and annointing
The lyrics in his music are inspiring and his delivery is pure and clean. Have come to appreciate his music more as my walk continues!
Soon-to-be solo artist, this former baritone is my FAVORITE. He sang with Ernie Haase and Signature Sound for close to 12 years. His voice is so beautiful.
Let the River Flow album is life changing, especially when you join in singing with all your heart. It's naked worship. That album was recorded at our church in Tulsa, OK, where Darrell was our worship leader. It has been many years since I lived in Tulsa, and LAST WEEK I just went on iTunes and rebought the album, since I don't really know where all my CD's are located at this point. Ever since I have been hoping for an opportunity to refer it to our praise band here at my church in Panama City Beach. Now I am saving up to purchase some of his more current music as well. FIVE *****
Truly one of the most distinctive voices and personalities of the greatest male vocal groups of our generation. His range is incredible and his presence in a song took the listener to a whole new level. Nobody can match his power and his sincerity when he sings. Now he is blessing others at Church on the Move as he gives back doing his weekly radio show.
Mark should be #1 in both singing and his stories. You can see his love for God pouring out of him in every song he sing or stories he tells. His voice is so full of passion for Jesus. I know he will be sitting next to God once we all get to heaven.
He has a beautifully smooth voice with a great sense of humor. He never fails to make me laugh
Funny but very serious when he sings and ministers to the crowd.
Mark Lowry should be in the top ten list.V 2 Comments
One of best classic gospel.. Great of all kind
He's too much... He is the Best Gospel Artist ever
He's continued to carry the family heritage in gospel music. He ministers in his music as does the others in his family. I absolutely love his musical genius!
He is the best... His runs are sick and he is an untouchable.
He is the best. Period!V 1 Comment
One of the best music composer and motivational speaker in South India.
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