Remembering Faye Speer

Remembering Faye Speer

If you’re young, you should know I’m writing about a time long before when you were born. But if you’re a little bit old (like me), you remember the singing Speer Family, the first family of gospel music. They were to early Christian music what Billy Graham was to evangelism crusades.

Faye Speer was born into a Nazarene preacher’s family, came to Trevecca when she was 15, and married the son of the Speers, Brock. They traveled the country singing gospel music to thousands. They were early versions of Christian rock stars, but never carried themselves that way. They were quite humble—except for cut-up younger brother, Ben.
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