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Vocalist

Home:

Washington, DC

Home Church:

First National Deliverance Center, Washington, DC

Music Ministry Role:

Choir Director and Musician

Musical Experience:

Ensemble Leader, Singer, Songwriter, Musician & Choir Director

Released CD:

"Time To Say Yes" (2015)

Musical Style/Genre:

Contemporary Gospel, Praise & Worship

Accolades:

Shared the Stage with:

Karen Clark Sheard, Byron Cage, Vashawn Mitchell, Tramaine Hawkins, Shawn Bigby, and Earl Bynum

Larry Crider & 4 H.I.S. Glory have been a dynamic force in the Gospel music industry, marked by their exceptional musical talent, passion for ministry, and dedication to spreading the message of God’s love and grace. With a blend of Contemporary Gospel and Praise & Worship, their music continues to inspire and uplift audiences worldwide. Their recent nominations in six categories at the 2023 Rhythm of Gospel Awards reflect their ongoing impact and artistry within the Gospel music scene.

Biography

Larry Crider & 4 H.I.S. Glory: Spreading the Gospel through Music

Larry Crider is a passionate worshiper whose love for God and innate musical talent have converged to create a dynamic music ministry known as Larry Crider & 4 H.I.S. Glory. With a history steeped in devotion and musical prowess, Larry and his ensemble have captivated the Gospel music industry since their debut in 2015 with their EP “Time To Say Yes.” Their single, “Don’t Take Your Spirit,” further solidified their reputation as a group that seamlessly blends smooth harmonies, exceptional songwriting, compelling vocal performances, and outstanding musicianship.

The journey of Larry Crider & 4 H.I.S. Glory began in 2013, and since then, the ensemble has achieved significant recognition, including numerous Gospel Award Nominations. These nominations spanned categories such as New Artist of the Year, Best Performance by Group/Duo, Contemporary Artist of the Year and others. While Larry Crider cherishes the industry accolades and the opportunity to collaborate with Gospel legends like Karen Clark Sheard, Tramaine Hawkins, and Byron Cage, and others. His primary goal remains unchanged: to reach the lost for Christ through his music.

Larry’s musical journey started in his church’s youth choir, where he honed his vocal skills. Over time, he expanded his repertoire to include playing instruments like the drums and piano. However, it was during his time at Largo High School in Largo, Maryland, under the tutelage of the renowned Jeremiah Murphy, that Larry’s musical talents flourished. He became a multifaceted musician, excelling not only as a vocalist and instrumentalist but also as a songwriter, composer, and arranger.

The training ground at Largo High School provided Larry Crider with the experience and confidence to one day establish his own Gospel ensemble, Larry Crider & 4 H.I.S. Glory. Comprising dedicated young men and women committed to “living out the call and impacting lives for the better through song,” this diverse group united to share the Gospel message through music. Their initial project, “Time To Say Yes,” gained a devoted following in the Nation’s Capital.

Larry’s musical journey started in his church’s youth choir, where he honed his vocal skills. Over time, he expanded his repertoire to include playing instruments like the drums and piano. However, it was during his time at Largo High School in Largo, Maryland, under the tutelage of the renowned Jeremiah Murphy, that Larry’s musical talents flourished. He became a multifaceted musician, excelling not only as a vocalist and instrumentalist but also as a songwriter, composer, and arranger.

The training ground at Largo High School provided Larry Crider with the experience and confidence to one day establish his own Gospel ensemble, Larry Crider & 4 H.I.S. Glory. Comprising dedicated young men and women committed to “living out the call and impacting lives for the better through song,” this diverse group united to share the Gospel message through music. Their initial project, “Time To Say Yes,” gained a devoted following in the Nation’s Capital.

One standout track from the project, “Don’t Take Your Spirit,” featuring Enoch Henry and Bria Matthews, became a fan favorite and was later re-recorded and released as a single. The group has also released lyric videos for other tracks, including “Thank You” featuring Shawn Bigby and “It’s All About You.”

Larry Crider & 4 H.I.S. Glory’s music has garnered critical acclaim and positioned them as one of the rising ensembles in the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) area. Their influence, however, extends beyond their hometown, with national recognition steadily growing.

Their achievements include winning the 8th Annual Blockbuster Music Showcase Gospel Award for Best Choir of the Year in 2016. Larry Crider & 4 H.I.S. Glory have graced television screens, appearing on programs such as TCT-TV’s “Celebrate Live,” WATC-TV’s “Babbie’s House,” and WGGS-TV’s “Nite Line.” They’ve garnered airplay on terrestrial and internet Gospel radio stations, both syndicated and non-syndicated, across the nation and internationally. Currently, Larry Crider serves as a Choir Director and Musician at his home church, First National Deliverance Center, located in Washington, DC. He previously dedicated a decade to serving as the Youth Choir Director at Largo Community Church in Mitchellville, MD.

As Larry Crider & 4 H.I.S. Glory put the finishing touches on their upcoming CD, “I’m So Loved,” set to be released soon, they continue their mission of delivering powerful music with soul-shaking lyrics. In 2022, they delighted fans with the release of the single “I Got U” from this eagerly awaited project. The year 2023 has brought further recognition and honor, with Larry Crider & 4 H.I.S. Glory receiving six Rhythm of Gospel Award nominations, a testament to their unwavering commitment to spreading the Gospel through their music.

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