Larry Craig has spent a lifetime in music, singing professionally since he was 16 years old. Born and raised in Toledo, OH Larry showed his talents at an early age and was heavily influenced by the music of the church and the Motown sound. He came to faith in Christ as a teenager – at 16 he was singing in local clubs and at 18 he joined a gospel quartet.
Throughout the 1980’s and the 1990’s, Larry was a member of the contemporary gospel group Proverbs Ministry and worked with some of the leading names in contemporary gospel music, including Bebe and Cece Winans, Tremaine Hawkins, Esther Smith and others.
Feeling a call from God in his heart for a deeper involvement in ministry, Larry was ordained an elder in his church, The Straight Gate Ministry in Detroit, MI, and is now a minister of the gospel. In 2000 Larry’s wife of 27 years, Laverne, passed away after a long illness, leaving behind Larry and their three children. After a deep and continuous time of prayer, Larry felt a call from God to take his music ministry to a higher level.
He began writing songs that depicted his life experiences, enhancing his perspective on life. Being remarried to his current wife Kathy, he has invested himself into the songwriting aspect of music and is excited about the new music that has come from his pen.
Larry now attends Mt. Zion Temple in Clarkston, MI and is looking forward to bringing a new flavor and sound to the music scene.
What is God doing in my life now?
I believe my extensive music background is opening up doors of opportunity right now for me to share the gospel in song this year. I am putting together a new CD at this moment that God will use to reach thousands for His glory. I also was a part of a prison ministry at Straight Gate that was very effective in turning around the lives of many prisoners from crime to God. I would like to see our ministry excel in this area.of great need. I have been given an opportunity to sit under one of the great prophetic voices in the world in Pastor Loren at Mt. Zion, and I am committed to serve the ministry in what ever capacity he and the leadership sees fit.
I believe God has uniquely equipped me with a talent to sing and write music to spread the news of Jesus Christ to the church, strengthening them and to the lost, letting them hear the Good News and being drawn into Jesus Christ.
I desire to minister to both urban and non-urban cultures to encourage them in their lifestyle to remain committed to God and to evangelize those who do not know God.