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.
This morning on Sunday Morning Praise, Bishop Paul S. Morton tells Larry Tinsley that he is retiring from ministry. But is he retiring from music? Click here to find out.
Singer Donnie McClurkin sets the record straight on a rumor that has been circulating. Click here to find out more.
Today in gospel news, love is in the air as one of your gospel favorites recently got engaged. Click here to get the details on the proposal.
Need some inspiration to help you get through the week? Well check out this new video from Hezekiah Walker. I guarantee it will help you feel “better.”
Today on Sunday Morning Praise, gospel artist Hezekiah Walker shares his opinion on the Black Lives Matter Movement, and what he believes police officers should do to make things “Better.”
Today’s Sunday Morning Praise is dedicated to the lives of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Two black men gunned down at the hands of police officers. Let us all remain in prayer, and ask God to comfort their families during this very difficult time of need.
Grammy winning producer and song writer, Myron Butler, is back and he wants you to get “On Purpose.” Find out how by clicking on the link below.
Special thanks to “The Queen of Gospel Music,” Pastor Shirley Caesar for this warm and wonderful hug and a great interview. This morning she says she is going to be a star, but what does she mean by that? Click here for more.
Today on Sunday Morning Praise, Larry Tinsley pays tribute to another fallen legend, Muhammad Ali. In honor of his memory, Larry Tinsley shares the story on how he met the champion while he was working at WAOK.
Today on Sunday Morning Praise, Larry Tinsley talks to Monica Lisa Stevenson about her “Testimony.”