1953 - A Prodigy

At the age of eleven, Crouch (urged by the congregation where his father was the guest preacher) began to play the piano. While at San Fernando High School, Crouch organized the church choir and started performing with his sister Sandra in a seven-piece group called Cogics, the Church of God in Christ Singers.

It Is Written

Some members of his church, Andraé and Sandra formed Andraé Crouch and the Disciples. They got signed to the mainstream Christian label Light Records, which helped the group rise to fame.

The Influence

Although Crouch was influenced by pop, soul and funk, he was still steadfast in gospel music. He became better known for songs such as "The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power" and "Jesus Is the Answer," which are extremely popular within the church. His music was known for its stressed rhythms, chord inversions and vocal placings.