Biography Of Greater Vision (Gospel Artist)

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Greater Vision is an American Southern Gospel trio founded in 1990. The trio is one of Southern Gospel’s most popular trios. As of 2016, the group is made up of Gerald Wolfe, Rodney Griffin, and Chris Allman. Over the last several years, this trio has consistently been named Southern Gospel’s favorite trio of the year in the Singing News Fan Awards. With numerous top-10 and #1 Southern Gospel hit songs, and several songs named “Song of the Year” in the Singing News Fan Awards, this trio has established a solid presence in the Southern Gospel industry.
Group History
The group formed in 1990 when Gerald Wolfe left the Cathedrals Quartet to form his own group. He added former Cathedrals alum Mark Trammell as baritone singer and bass guitar player and recruited tenor Chris Allman. The group quickly became a success. In an industry where lineup changes are constant, and lack of personnel stability are prevalent, Greater Vision has seen few lineup changes over the twenty-year span. In 1993, Mark Trammell departed for Gold City and was replaced by Dixie Melody Boys baritone Rodney Griffin. Chris Allman left in 1995 to pursue other avenues of ministry and was replaced by Jason Waldroup. This lineup of Wolfe, Griffin, and Waldroup stayed intact for 13 years and was both immensely popular and successful. Waldroup’s smooth tenor and Griffin’s strong baritone and songwriting ability launched the group into the forefront of the gospel music scene. In 2008, Waldroup decided to leave to pursue a seminary education. In May, Jacob Kitson was announced as the new tenor, beginning in August. In 2010, Kitson formed the Statement of Faith Trio, and Chris Allman returned after an almost fifteen-year absence, thus coming back full circle to the almost original blend and sound that helped pave the way.

Members
Bold type indicates current member.

Gerald Wolfe: Lead/Piano (1990–Present)
Mark Trammell: Baritone/Bass Guitar (1990–1993)
Chris Allman: Tenor (1990–1995; 2010–Present)
Rodney Griffin: Baritone/Bass Guitar (1993–Present)
Jason Waldroup: Tenor (1995–2008)
Jacob Kitson: Tenor (2008–2010)
Members (past and present)[edit]
Line-ups in eras
1990–1993
(Under the Name “Greater Vision”)

Chris Allman – Tenor
Mark Trammell – Baritone/Bass Guitar
Gerald Wolfe – Lead/Piano
You Can Have a Song (1991)
On a Journey (1991)
It’s Just Like Heaven (1992)
The King Came Down (1993)
20 Inspirational Favorites (1993)
1993–1995
Chris Allman – Tenor
Rodney Griffin – Baritone/Bass Guitar
Gerald Wolfe – Lead/Piano
Serving a Risen Savior (1994)
Where He Leads Me (1994)
Take Him at His Word (1995)
1995–2008
Jason Waldroup – Tenor
Rodney Griffin – Baritone/Bass Guitar
Gerald Wolfe – Lead/Piano
Sing it Again (1996)
The Church Hymnal Series Vol. 1 (1996)
When I See the Cross (1997)
Far Beyond This Place (1999)
The Church Hymnal Series Vol. 2 (1999)
A Greater Vision Christmas (1999)
Perfect Candidate (2000)
The Church Hymnal Series Vol. 3 (2001)
Live At First Baptist Atlanta (2002)
Live At The Palace With Legacy Five (2003)
Quartets (2003)
Songs from the Stories (2004)
Faces (2004)
The Church Hymnal Series Vol. 4 (2005)
My Favorite Place (2006)
Fifteen (2006)
Hymns Of The Ages (2006)
Everyday People (2007)
Favorites From The Church Hymnal Series (2008)
Featuring Jason Waldroup – 13 Great Years, 13 Unforgettable Songs (2008)
2008–2010
Jacob Kitson – Tenor
Rodney Griffin – Baritone/Bass Guitar
Gerald Wolfe – Lead/Piano
2008 Not Alone (2008)
Memories Made New (2008)
Jubilee! (2009)
Nothin’ But Fast (2009)
Live At Oaktree (2009)
20 Years: Live In Texas (2010)
2010–2015
Chris Allman – Tenor
Rodney Griffin – Baritone/Bass Guitar
Gerald Wolfe – Lead/Piano
Welcome Back (2010)
Jubilee II (2010)
Everything Christmas (2010)
Songs Of The 1900’s (2010) (featuring Gene McDonald
The Only Way (2011)
The Ones That Got Away (2011)
Jubilee III (2012)
Our Most Requested…LIVE! (2012)
Jubilee Christmas (2012)
For All He’s Done (2013)
Because You Asked (2014)
As We Speak (2015)
Discography[edit]
Greater Vision Music Ministries[edit]
1991 You Can Have A Song
1996 The Church Hymnal Series Volume One
1996 Sing It Again
1999 The Church Hymnal Series Volume Two
2000 Through The Years With Greater Vision: Our Southern Gospel Hits
2001 The Church Hymnal Series Volume Three
2003 Live At The Palace (with Legacy Five)
2004 Songs From the Stories
2005 Now & Then
2005 The Church Hymnal Series Volume Four
2008 Favorites From The Church Hymnal Series
2008 Featuring Jason Waldroup-13 Great Years, 13 Unforgettable Songs
2008 Memories Made New
2009 Jubilee (with The Booth Brothers and Legacy Five)
2009 Nothin’ But Fast
2010 Jubilee 2
2010 Everything Christmas
2011 Sing It Again (Re-Issued)
2011 The Ones that Got Away (Songs from the Pen of Rodney Griffin)
2012 Jubilee 3
2012 Hymns of the Ages (Re-Issued)
2012 Jubilee Christmas
2013 Jubilee Christmas A’ CAPPELLA
2014 Where He Leads Me (Re-Issued)
2014 Because You Asked
Riversong recordings[edit]
1991 You Can Have a Song
1991 On a Journey
1992 It’s Just Like Heaven (also released in the Encore Series in 2005)(i)
1993 The King Came Down
1993 20 Inspirational Favorites
1994 Serving a Risen Savior
1994 Where He Leads Me
1995 Take Him at His Word
1996 The Shepherds Found a Lamb
Daywind recordings
1996 Sing it Again
1997 When I See the Cross(i)
1999 Far Beyond This Place(i)
1999 A Greater Vision Christmas
2000 Perfect Candidate(i)
2002 Live at First Baptist Church in Atlanta(i)
2003 Quartets(i)
2004 Faces(i)
2006 My Favorite Place(i)
2006 Fifteen(i)
2006 Hymns of the Ages (also In Touch Ministries) (i)
2007 Everyday People(i)
2008 Not Alone(i)
2009 Live at Oak Tree
2010 20 Years- Live! in Texas(i)
2010 Welcome Back(i)
2010 Everything Christmas(i)
2010 Songs of the 1900s
2011 The Only Way (i)
2012 Hymns of the Ages (Re-Issued)
2012 Our Most Requested… LIVE (i)
2013 For All He’s Done (i)
2015 As We Speak (i)

Selected songs
Never Will I Ever Again (New in 2015)
Til the Storm Passes By
New Wine
On A Journey
I Sing the Mighty Power
God So Loves Me
He Is Mine
Put out the Fire (New in 2015)
The Source of My Song
There Is a River
Come Unto Me
As We Speak (New in 2015)
There’s Still Room, There’s Still Hope, There’s Still Time
Like I Wish I’d Lived
With All The Many Miracles
Champion of Love
I’ve Got A Love
Heaven Can’t Be Far Away
Looking for the Grace
We Can’t Tell It All (New in 2015)
I’ve Been to the Bottom
Just Stand
God Will Provide
He Rose Again
He Is Loved
Without Jesus
This Is Mercy
It Is Well With My Soul
I Do Know (New in 2015)
I Could Never Praise Him Enough
I Know a Man Who Can
Oh, What a Friend
If There’s No God
The Blood Hasn’t Ever Changed
The Spirit of Brokenness
Safe Within His Hand
He Didn’t When He Could’ve Passed By
Forever Is Sure
Common Garments
Toes in the Water (New in 2015)
He’d Still Been God
O Holy Night
My Name Is Lazarus
Just One More Soul
I Believe
He’s Still Waiting by the Well
God Wants to Hear You Sing
So Much God
Soon We Will See
Let the Blood of Calvary Speak for Me (New in 2015)
A Pile of Crowns
They Should Have Cried, “Holy”
He Is to Me
Another Child’s Coming Home
Just Ask
Faces
No Longer Chained
Redemption Draweth Nigh
He’ll Carry Me
Hallelujah Square
Saved by the Same Grace (New in 2015)
I Know He Heard My Prayer
Paid in Full through Jesus, Amen
Heaven’s Hero [w/Champion of Love]
God’s Got a Bigger Thing Going On
It Means Just What It Says
God Will Pass By
But God
I Want to Know That You Know
Eternity’s About to Begin
It Pays to Pray
In the Sandals of Daniel (New in 2015)
You Were Faithful Yesterday
Never Been
We Still Have to Pray
He Does (New in 2015)
My Statement of Faith (w/The Hoppers, Legacy Five & The Booth Brothers)

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