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!
He seems to be able to sing any type of song and and is perfect. Not everyone can do this.
I'm sure he could be singing Opera and may be making millions but he seems to love the Lord so much that he'd rather Sing for him. 😊💕
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
The Voice!V 143 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.
OK people its Michael English. He could sing like everything except opera. His tone was incredible!V 111 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
YES YOLANDA IS ONE OF THE BEST LIKE RIP hottie LAVINE HUDSON AND CHARMAINE THEY CAN SING AS WELL AS ANY GENRE EVER!V 37 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.
Keith Green is the only Christian songwriter who has impressed me. And does he impress! He is absolutely fantastic.V 7 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
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
Sang for 7 decades...A voice that cannot be forgotten.
"Best gospel singer of the century" - Billy Graham
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 gospel singer. I love Awesome God.V 38 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 easily become spiritually emotional when listening to his musicV 24 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 spiritual and educational
i love them
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
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
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
Ce Ce is a wonderful gospel singer among contemporary singers. However, no disrespect intended, she takes a back seat in comparison to most traditional gospel singers!V 14 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.
QUEEN OF GOSPEL!V 61 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.
The best singer. Period.V 2 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
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
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