By: Robin Anderson Journal Information • Kirk Dwayne Franklin was born on January 26, 1970 In Fort Worth Texas, United States. He is an American Gospel musician, choir director, and author, and is most notably known for leading urban contemporary gospel choir such as The Family, God’s Property and One Nation Crew. About The Choir The Family Kirk Franklin organized The Family in 1992. It was the 17 voice choir formed from neighborhood friends and family. They were immediately signed up to a recording contract by the co-founder of fledging record label Gospo Centric when they heard one of their demo tapes. The Vocalist • • • • • • • • • • • David Mann Elder Jonathan Drummond Dalon Collins Byron Cole Minister Darrell Blair Tommy Colter Duawne Starling Sheila Brice Ramona White- Cole Nelda Washington Terri Pace • • • • • • • • • Carrie Young-Davis "Mousie" Kisha Grandy Tamela Mann Janette Williams Demetrius "Dee" Hereford Yolanda McDonald Teresa Young Cassandra Cleveland-Robertson Farrell Mannings The Musicians • • • • Bass: Jerome Allen Drums: Eric Morgan Keys: Jerome Harmon, Bobby Sparks Lead: Anthony Thomas Albums • Kirk Franklin & the Family it was released in (1993) • Kirk Franklin & the Family Christmas it was released in (1995) Pictures Of Kirk Franklin & the Family Another Picture of Kirk Franklin & The Family Last Picture of Kirk Franklin & The Family Thanks For Watching!!