Rev. Timothy Wright dies at 61

timothywrightIn case you haven’t heard by now Rev. Timothy Wright has died at the age of 61.

Wright was seriously injured a few months ago in a car crash that also claimed the life of his wife Betty and their 14-year-old-grandson, D.J. Wright.

There is so much that I could say about this beloved husband, father, and pastor. I can’t fully put into words the contribution he made to gospel music more specifically, choir music. His music was sung in churches all across the country. I don’t think there is a church choir director alive who hasn’t used a couple of Rev. Wright’s songs.

I will always remember Timothy Wright as the bridge. The are a group of gospel artists who are great writers, but they do not sing too often (for whatever reason). James Cleveland was one of the early “talkers” in gospel. I don’t think any body would categorize him as a great singer. I always considered Timothy Wright as the bridge from James Cleveland to artists like Kirk Franklin and Donald Lawrence. Not the best singers in the world, but they are all absolutely outstanding song writers.

This is the first in a series of posts that will I be dedicating to Timothy Wright over the next couple of days. I am truly grateful to God for the time the Rev. Wright spent on Earth. My condolences go out to the family and church family of Rev. Timothy Wright. 

Please feel free to share you favorite Timothy Wright memories.

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  • JAMES F. CHESNUTT JR.

    WELL LET ME SAY REV TIMOTHY WRIGHT HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT UNTIL THE END I HAVE PRECIOUS MEMORIES OF THIS MAN. LET ME SAY BEFORE HIS POPULARITY. I SEEN HIS KIDS GREW UP THE PLAYED ON MY SOFTBALL A YOUTHS GROWING UP IN BROOKLYN EAST NEW YORK.. I PRAY FOR SONS. I WILL BE ATTENDING ALL THE HOMEGIONG CELEBRATION FOR THIS GREAT MAN OF GOD. TIM TAKE YOUR REST SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE.
    JESUS! JESUS! JESUS!

  • http://thegospelblog.com Clifton Holmes

    James…Thank you for sharing. His sons definitely need out prayers. I’m sure his home going service will be a great celebration!

  • James

    TO GOD BE THE GORY

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