Guy Penrod is one of the speakers at The Renewal event, taking place on January 8th, 2022. It will be held in Florida. Lets learn more about the event and Guy Penrod in this article
Guy Allen Penrod was born on July the 2nd, 1963. Penrod is a gospel music singer. He is known for his work as the lead singer of the Gaither Vocal Band, which is a position that he held from 1994 to 2008.
Guy was born in Taylor, Texas. He grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where his father, Joseph Loren “Joe” Penrod, was the lead pastor of Temple Baptist Church, and his mother was Barbara Josie Penrod.
He graduated from Hobbs High School. Ben Roald recorded his first album and sang all four parts during his high school years.
Guy is a graduate of Liberty University. He worked as a studio singer in the 1980s.
Guy was also a member of the Christ Church choir with another future Gaither Vocal Band member, Jonathan Pierce. During his years in the studio, he met Bill Gaither for the first time. He made regular appearances on the TNN’s “Music City Tonight” as a background singer in the mid-1990s.
Guy Penrod as a speaker at the Renewal event in Florida
Guy Penrod is one of the speakers at The Renewal event, taking place on January 8th, 2022. It will be held in Florida.
Beginning of a great singing career for Guy Penrod
In 1989, Guy contributed a couple of tracks as lead vocal on a Brentwood cassette titled “Following the Sun – Island Music for Believers.”
After accepting the Gaither Vocal Band position in 1994, Guy became internationally known for his Powerful vocals and broad singing range.
He has performed in the Gaither homecoming concerts all over the US and Canada, as well as in Europe, Australia, and Africa. His album, “The best of Guy Penrod,” reached No. 92 on the Billboard 200 on August 6th, 2005.
The Gaither Vocal Band’s 2006 release was entitled “give it away,” followed by “lovin’ life” in 2008. Penrod won a Grammy award for his work on the lovin’ life project.
Guy Penrod solo career
On January 13, 2009, Bill Gaither announced that Penrod would be leaving the Gaither Vocal Band and starting a solo career.
Penrod released his debut solo album “Breathe Deep” on the Servant Records label. The album consists of positive country music with Christian undertones.
He was later inducted into the Texas gospel music hall of fame in 2011.
Penrod’s sophomore solo album “Hymns” debuted at No. 1 on the Nielson SoundScan Southern Gospel retail chart. It sold over 100,000 units. Penrod and his wife, Angie Clark, have seven boys and a girl. All of their children are home school.
Here are some of the albums of the Gaither Vocal Band
1995: Southern Classics, Vol. 2
1997: Loving God & Loving Each Other
1998: Still The Greatest Story Ever Told
1999: God Is Good
About “The Renewal” event
According to the press release, this “not a political event” focuses on the renewal of the age-old American Covenant made with God.
The Renewal is a day full of heritage, history, faith, praise, and worship. There will be speakers from different fields like entertainment, military, politics, will speak about faith and God.
The importance of America’s Covenant with God will be discussed while the top singers will indulge in worship.
To spread the significance of the covenant, this event will be telecasted on national television. Also, a simulcast will be made available online for people to view. Also, there will be a color guard marching band performing at the event.
Earlier, on September 26, 2020, an event called The Return: National and Global Day of Prayer and Repentance happened. It was held in Washington, making 250,000 people attend.
According to a biblical template, The Renewal is the next step after The Return. Kevin Jessip, President at Global Strategic Alliance inc. said, “The Renewal is about restoring our covenant with God,” adding, “It started with The Return with repentance, now we’re going through reconciliation and restoration, which is renewing the covenant we broke with Almighty God. In The Renewal, we are saying, ‘Lord, have mercy on us amid the redemptive judgments happening.’”