bold, spirit-anointed sound is the best way to describe the music
ministry of Carroll McGruder, Priscilla McGruder and Denny Autry.
For the past 15, the McGruders have gained recognition
for their music ministry, which is founded in faith, fashioned
by anointing, and fueled by spiritual fire.
the farmlands of Indiana in the 70's through Idaho and on to Missouri,
the McGruders goal has always remained the same "to lift
up Jesus Christ through the message of the song."
McGruder is well known for his songwriting ability, although he
openly admits he is not a "9 to 5" songwriter. For him each song
has the same origin - INSPIRATION FROM GOD! "I am only a willing
vessel", Carroll explains. His songs have been recorded by many
Southern Gospel groups including The Cathedrals, The Florida Boys,
The Hoppers and Gold City.
is one of the most powerfully anointed people in music. Through
that anointing she delivers her musical message pure and simple:
with the fingerprint of the Holy Spirit all over it. When she
walks the aisles of a concert or service she opens spiritual doors
and builds bridges leading straight to Calvary. Her life of commitment
to prayer is mirrored in her music.
of their best known songs include "I'm Going Home With Jesus",
" Saved", " I've Just Started Living", "Thanks", " I Lean On You,
Lord", "A Great Homecoming" and "Most of All".
McGruders have never been shy about extending Southern
Gospel Music to new venues. As a result, doors have opened allowing
them to reach more and more people for the glory of God. Their
ministry has taken them to many places including Branson, Missouri,
where they lifted the name of Christ for two years. They have
also performed at some of the largest festivities in North America
including the National Quartet Convention, Spiritfest, and repeatedly
at the International Convention for the United Pentecostal Church
International among others
this group has continued to reap recognition, they have had struggles
in their private lives. From Carroll's encounter with lymphatic
cancer (from which he was mightily healed) and Priscilla's recent
diagnosis of breast cancer, to the daily struggles each of us
face, their testimony remains the same: THEY LIVE BY FAITH
AND STAND IN VICTORY.
McGruders work as one and for one purpose: to be a restoration
vehicle for people to actually get to know Christ. Those who attend
one of their concerts are forever changed.