We mourn the passing of the legendary Bishop Walter Hawkins. Hawkins is one of the most beloved figures in contemporary Gospel Music today.
In a career that spans over thirty years, he has authored of one of the the most prolific catalogs of recordings and published songs. Over the years we have enjoyed “Oh Happy Day”, “Jesus Christ Is The Way”, “Changed”, “Going Up Yonder”, “Is There Any Way”, “Thank You Lord” and really just too many to even try and name. The wealth of his pen and prose were gifts to us all and he leaves generations of artists and songwriters who are greater at their craft because of him. Walter Hawkins has been instrumental by both direct and indirect influence in the careers of many of today’s gospel artists including Tramaine Hawkins, John P. Kee, Daryl Coley, Richard Smallwood, Donnie McClurkin and countless others.
We are deeply saddened and pray the strength of the Hawkins Family, the Love Center Family, the gospel community and world who has been encouraged and blessed by his music through the years.