Larry Tinsley

LARRY TINSLEY WAS BORN IN DECATURVILLE, TENNESSEE ON FEBRUARY 14TH. AT THE AGE OF FIVE, HE MOVED TO KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE. IN 1966, LARRY RECEIVED HIS DIPLOMA FROM RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL IN PARSONS, TENNESSEE, AND FOUR YEARS LATER RECEIVED HIS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE FROM LAMBUTH UNIVERSITY IN JACKSON TENNESSEE.

UPON GRADUATION, LARRY RETURNED TO KNOXVILLE, WHERE HE WORKED AS AN ON-AIR ANNOUNCER FOR WJBE RADIO WHICH WAS OWNED BY LEGENDARY SOUL SINGER JAMES BROWN.

IN JUNE OF 1971, HE RECEIVED AND ACCEPTED AN OFFER TO WORK AS AN ON-AIR ANNOUNCER FOR WAOK IN ATLANTA. IN 1981, HE WAS ELEVATED TO THE POSITION OF PROGRAM DIRECTOR. DURING HIS TENURE, WAOK ACHIEVED GREAT RATINGS SUCCESS.

TODAY, HE SERVES AS HOST OF “SUNDAY MORNING PRAISE,” HEARD EACH SUNDAY MORNING ON WVEE-FM/WAOK-AM ATLANTA AND WBAV-FM IN CHARLOTTE, NC.

AND BECAUSE LARRY IS REGARDED AS ONE OF AMERICA’S TOP GOSPEL ANNOUNCERS, HE RECEIVED THE COVETED STELLAR AWARD AS “GOSPEL ANNOUNCER OF THE YEAR” IN 1997.

HE IS MARRIED WITH TWO CHILDREN AND IS A DEVOTED CHRISTIAN WHO LIVES EACH DAY ACCORDING TO THE WORD OF GOD AND THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT DWELLS WITHIN HIM.

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[VIDEO] Sunday Morning Praise Video Of The Day: Tye Tribbett – Worship Medley (I Love You Forever/Glory To God)

The Video of the Day comes from the one and only, Tye Tribbett. It can be found off of his latest album, “Greater Than,” which is in stores now. It’s titled, “Worship Medley (I Love […]

V103–07/26/2015

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Sunday Morning Praise Church Of The Week Goes To…Zion Full Gospel World Ministries

This week, we at V-103 and WAOK have proudly chosen Zion Full Gospel World Ministries in Doraville as our Church of the Week. At Zion, their vision is to let people of God know that […]

V103–07/26/2015

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[VIDEO] Sunday Morning Praise Video Of The Day: Donald Lawrence & Company – “Back II Eden”

Today on Sunday Morning Praise, Larry Tinsley takes you Back to Eden. The song comes from Donald Lawrence & Company, and it can be found of their 2009 album, “Law of Confession.”. Check out the […]

V103–07/19/2015

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Sunday Morning Praise Church Of The Week Goes To….First Fellowship Baptist Church

This week, we at v-103 and WAOK have chosen First Fellowship Baptist Church of Norcross as our church of the week. First Fellowship is a church that is on a global mission to spread the word […]

V103–07/19/2015

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Sunday Morning Praise Church Of The Week Goes To…Covenant Ministries

Today’s Church of the Week is celebrating their 22nd year anniversary. They call themselves Covenant Ministries, and their pastor was our special guest this morning on V-103. His name is Bishop Quincy L. Carswell, and […]

V103–07/12/2015

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[VIDEO] Sunday Morning Praise Video Of The Day: Pastor Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago – “War (Live)”

Today’s video of the day is a song that has spiked up the billboard charts since the day it was released back in February. It comes from Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago, and you can […]

V103–07/05/2015

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Sunday Morning Praise Church Of The Week Goes To…Saint Philip AME Church

This week, we at V-103 and WAOK are proud to salute St. Philip AME Church as our Church of the Week. Located on Candler Road in Atlanta, St. Philip is a church that is dedicated to […]

V103–07/05/2015

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[VIDEO] Sunday Morning Praise Person Of The Week Goes To…James “Alley Pat” Patrick

This morning’s edition of Sunday Morning Praise is dedicated to a radio legend who passed away on Thursday. his name was James Patrick. You knew him best as “Alley Pat.” He was a true pioneer […]

V103–06/28/2015

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[VIDEO] Erica Campbell Explains Why She Luh God

Everyone in America is talking about Erica Campbell’s new single, “I Luh God.” Some say they like it, others may not, and a few may jokingly call it “Gospel Trap Music.” So today on Sunday […]

V103–06/21/2015

CHARLESTON, SC - JUNE 21:  Parishioners embrace as they attend the first church service four days after a mass shooting that claimed the lives of nine people at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Church June 21, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina. Chruch elders decided to hold the regularly scheduled Sunday school and worship service as they continue to grieve the shooting death of nine of its members including its pastor earlier this week.  (Photo by David Goldman-Pool/Getty Images)

[VIDEO] A Special Tribute To The Victims Of The Charleston’s Emanuel AME Shooting

This morning’s edition of Sunday Morning Praise is dedicated to the memories of those who died in Charleston last Wednesday night at the hands of a deranged gunman at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. We […]

V103–06/21/2015

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