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Steve Green

Updated: Jun 29

Stephen James Green (born August 1, 1956 in Portland, Oregon) is an American Christian music singer. Green was born in Portland, Oregon, to Charles and Jo Green, who were Baptist missionaries. He spent much of his early life in Argentina and then proceeded to attend Phoenix Christian High School along with two of his six siblings. He graduated from Phoenix Christian High School in 1974 and, at age 18, enrolled at Grand Canyon University. His intended major was pre-law, but a professor recognized his musical talent and encouraged him to develop it.

After two years at the university, Green left to travel the world with the band Truth. After his two-year stint with Truth (1976–78), Green married Marijean McCarty, a former member of Truth. They moved to Alexandria, Indiana, to sing backup for the Bill Gaither Trio. 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, The New Gaither Vocal Band and Passin' the Faith Along. In 1982, Steve and Gaither's musicians formed the Christian rock band White Heart. Green sang lead for White Heart as they recorded their debut self-titled album (which sold nearly 70,000 copies). In 1983, Steve left White Heart, feeling that his place was not in a rock band. That same year, a confrontation by his brother, Randy, led to a spiritual renewal in Green's life. He signed a solo contract with Sparrow Records, and released his self-titled debut album in 1984. In the same year, he established Steve Green Ministries. "People Need the Lord" became Green's signature song and he has, to this day, performed it in his concerts.

Described by most critics as the male version of Sandi Patty (they both shared the same producer Greg Nelson), Green would go on to release a series of pop/

inspirational albums that were best sellers and won him two Male Vocalist of the Year Dove Awards and many others. Green has been Grammy nominated four times and has recorded eight Spanish language albums and four children's music albums.

More information on Steve Green at Wikipedia:


with Truth:

On the Road (1977) (live double album)

Not Just a Coincidence (1977)

Departure (1978) (live album)

with The Gaither Vocal Band:

The New Gaither Vocal Band (1981)

Passin' the Faith Along (1983)

with White Heart:

Solo albums:

The Letter (1996)

The First Noel (1996)

The Faithful (1998)

Morning Light: Songs to Awaken the Dawn (1999)

Woven in Time (2002)

Somewhere Between (2005)

The Ultimate Collection (2006) (2-CD compilation album)

Always: Songs of Worship (2007)

A Journey of Faith (2008) (live CD/DVD)

Love Will Find a Way (2010)

People Need the Lord: Number Ones (2012) (compilation album)

Rest in Wonder (2012)

Christmas (EP) (2012)

Hymns (2014)

Hold Fast (2018)

Spanish language albums:

Yo Iré (2004)

Sólo En Jesús (2009)

El Descanso (2019)

Children's music albums:

Hide 'Em In Your Heart: Praise & Worship for Kids (1998)

Hide the Word: Bible Memory Melodies (2014)

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