The son of late Grammy-nominated gospel singer REVD. TIMOTHY WRIGHT has inherited his father's place as the leader of a New York church.
John David Wright, 30, was named pastor at Brooklyn's Grace Tabernacle Christian Center during a service attended by some 300 parishioners on Sunday (12Jul09).
He replaces his father, known as the Godfather of Gospel, who was 61 when he died in April (09) following a horrific July 2008 car crash in Pennsylvania.
Wright founded the church five years before his mainstream success. His albums Come Thou Almighty King and Been There Done That were nominated for Grammy Awards for Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album following their releases in 1994 and 1999 respectively.
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