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.
Last night, the Festival of Praise Tour came to Atlanta, and it was more than just a show…it was an experience.
In honor of our special guest this morning, Sunday Morning Praise decided to dedicate our Video of the Day to Bishop Paul Morton. He called in to promote his last album, “Legacy: Live in New Orleans,” which features the hit single, “Watches Over Me.” Click here to check it out.
Today on Sunday Morning Praise, we remember the tragic events of 9/11. Fifteen years ago, the world stood still and witnessed one of the worse terrorist attacks in U.S. history. Click here for more.
Do you need a Revolution!! Well you can get it right here by checking out this classic gospel video of the day.
Bishop T.D. Jakes is partnering up with an T.V. icon to bring you a new day time television show. Click here to find out who.
The 47th Annual Dove Awards are underway, and we have the list of nominees who may be walking away with high honors. Click here to find out which one of your favorite artist will be taking home a Dove.
Kirk Franklin is back, and this time he is sharing the victory with an artist who was known for being a N.E.R.D. Click here for more.
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.