Steve Green Biography
Steve Green is an American Christian music singer, notable for his tenor vocal range and flexible solo style and has been honored as a four-time Grammy Award nominee, seven-time Dove Award winner, and was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2017. He has had 13 No. 1 songs and has sold over three million albums.
Steve Green Age| Nationality
Green was born on August 1, 1956, in Portland, Oregon to parents Charles and Jo Green. He is 67 years old as of 2023.
Steve Green Parents| Family
His parents were Baptist missionaries. He is one of six siblings who spent much of his early life in Argentina, though like two of his siblings.
Green’s sister is married to Dr. Mark Bailey, president of the evangelical Dallas Theological Seminary. He has also written a thirty-day devotional titled, “The Power of the Cross” and has recorded numerous children’s videos and songs.
Steve Green Education
Steve attended Phoenix Christian High School in the early 1970s when his family was in the U.S. and graduated from there in 1974.
At age 18, he enrolled at Grand Canyon University. His intention was to major in pre-law, but a professor recognized his musical talent and encouraged him to develop it.
Steve Green Wife| Kids| Children
Green married Marijean McCarty, a former member of Truth, and they moved to Alexandria, Indiana to sing backup for the Bill Gaither Trio. Steve and Marijean celebrate 39 years of marriage.
Summer and Mark Schulz, along with their three children, Addy, Ava, and Brice, live in Atlanta. Josiah and Jamie-Lee Green, along with their two daughters, Georgia and Skylar, live in St. Louis, Missouri, where Josiah is the Worship and Arts Director at Chesterfield Presbyterian Church
Steve Green Gaither Vocal Band
Green left to travel the world with the group Truth. After his two-year stint with Truth (1976–78). In 1980, Green joined Gary McSpadden, Lee Young, and Bill Gaither to form the Gaither Vocal Band.
Green sang tenor for their first two albums. In 1983, Steve left White Heart a band he had joined due to not feeling that his place was in a rock band. That same year, a confrontation with his brother, Randy, led to spiritual renewal in Green’s life.
Steve Green Ministries
In 1984 he established Steve Green Ministries. In the early part of his solo career, he was known for crescendo-building, high-note endings. His break out year came in 1985 with the release of He Holds the Keys, which earned Green the Dove Award for Male Vocalist of the Year in the Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) category.
In 2010, Green released Love Will Find a Way, his first release through Steve Green Ministries. This album featured David Phelps on the track “God is Love.”
Steve Green God And God Alone
The following year, 1986, saw the release of two recordings, For God And God Alone and a worship/hymns album entitled A Mighty Fortress. As the 1980s came to an end, many of Green’s songs became recognized standards including “People Need the Lord” and “Broken and Spilled Out”.
Steve Green and the Promise Keepers
Green also contributed background vocals to Patty’s 1986 hit, “Let There Be Praise.” Green was involved with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association from the mid-1980s onward. He was one of the first artists to be involved with Promise Keepers, performing at their inaugural event at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado in July 1993 before 50,000 men.
Green recorded The Mission in 1989 and continued his success with We Believe in 1991. As the early 1990s direction of Christian music changed to a more rock-oriented format, Green returned to traditional roots by releasing an album of hymns in 1992.
Steve Green Find Us Faithful
Green switched styles toward a more “Pop” flavor on his 1994 “Where Mercy Begins” album. On September 8, 1994, US Air Flight 427 crashed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, killing all 132 persons on board. One passenger was an up-and-coming Christian singer named Kirk Lynn, who had just re-recorded Green’s “As We Sail To Heaven’s Shore” from the 1988 Find Us Faithful album.
Only a rough cut played at the memorial service for the passengers. Grieving family members were told of Green’s original, which Grieving family members were told of Green’s original, which boosted album sales for the older recording. Green’s style change continued on his 1996 recording, The Letter.
Steve Green and Rick Husband
Green was a personal friend of Space Shuttle Columbia commander Rick Husband, who was killed along with six others in the February 2003 disintegration during reentry. Green was interviewed by CNN and his song “God of Wonders” got a boost from the unexpected publicity.