Gospel singer and pastor know for his millions-selling Love Alive series of albums. He frequently collaborated with artists such as Van Morrison and Diahann Carroll.
His gospel singing career began as a singer in The Northern California State Youth Choir of the Church of God in Christ.
His Love Alive IV album, released in 1990, stayed at #1 on the Billboard Gospel Album charts for 33 weeks.
He has a son named Walter and a daughter named Trystan.
Among those who attended his church services was fellow gospel singer Sylvester.