Travis Greene is an American gospel musician and Pastor of Forward City Church in Columbia, South Carolina.
Greene was born, Travis Montorius Greene, on January 17, 1984, in Delaware, to mother, Charleather Greene, as a still-born, yet he was resuscitated. His father died of an aneurism, when Greene was just a boy, circa 1989, As a child, Travis was pronounced dead after falling four floors out of a window in Germany. God miraculously revived him back to life after his mother prayed relentlessly.
At just five years old, Travis was given a passion for music by God after the sudden death of his father. In addition to playing several instruments, he also writes and produces multiple genres of music. By living in culturally diverse regions and experiencing various church denominations, Travis embraces his unique gift for adaptability. He grew up in Warner Robins, Georgia, before relocating with his wife, Jackie, to Charlotte, North Carolina to further his ministry. Greene is now located in Columbia, South Carolina, where he is starting a church, Forward City, while the couple are raising their children.
His music recording career started in 2007, with the release, The More, that came out on December 4, 2007, from Greenelight Records. The subsequent release, Stretching Out, a studio album, was released on June 8, 2010, by Pendulum Records. This release was his breakthrough on the Billboard magazine Top Gospel Albums chart, where it placed at No. 27. The songs, “Still Here” and “Prove My Love”, both charted on the Billboard magazine Top Gospel Songs chart, at peaks of Nos. 17 and 29, respectively. He released, an extended play, Intentional, on August 21, 2015, with RCA Inspiration, where this placed at No. 3 on the Billboard magazine Top Gospel Albums chart. After signing with RCA Inspiration, Travis latest album, “The Hill” debuted at #1 on Gospel Billboard Charts. His single “Intentional” topped Gospel Charts for 16 weeks as #1.
Travis has been nominated for a Grammy Award, 3 Stellar Awards, 3 Dove Awards & 2 Billboard Music Awards. He has also won the BET Gospel Next Artist Award. Travis has performed in multiple continents, and on television programs such as BET’s Celebration of Gospel, the Stellar Awards, TBN’s Praise the Lord, TD Jake’s MegaFest, and much more. He has been featured in magazines including Essence, JET, ROOT, Madame Noire, and more.
Pastor Travis is married to Dr. Jackie Greene (née Gyamfi) and together they have a son Judah, born April 2019.
The couple co-pastor Forward City Church in Columbia, South Carolina.