Wes King (born January 20, 1966), born in Winder, Georgia, is an American contemporary-Christian singer, songwriter, and musician. He is perhaps best known for his 1993 album The Robe. For a very brief period in the late 1980s, he attended Covenant College outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He also led worship at Christian youth retreat camps.
In 2005, King was diagnosed with lymphoma, and the tribute album Life Is Precious: A Wes King Tribute was released in July 2006 to raise money for his medical expenses (link below). This album's artists range from Addison Road to Derek Webb. King and his wife, Fran (the sister of former U.S. Congresswoman Katherine Harris), have three children.
As of 2006, King had received measurable results from aggressive chemotherapy. In an interview when asked what was next, he responded that he would have to see what the Lord has for him and that he wanted to be obedient and proactive for God's kingdom. He stated that he wishes to use his gifts for God's glory. "I don't equate fulfilling God's purpose in life by selling a certain amount of records, so I'm ready for whatever he has for me."
Wes King is recovering at home from his chemo treatments and he is gaining strength daily. He is spending time with his family and spending as much time as he can in his home studio.
- 1987: The Lonely Poet (released on tape and available for donation to cover medical expenses)
- 1990: The Ultimate Underlying No Denying Motivation (Reunion Records)
- 1991: Sticks and Stones
- 1993: The Robe
- 1995: Common Creed
- 1997: A Room Full of Stories (Sparrow Records)
- 2001: What Matters Most
- 2005: Life Is Precious: A Wes King Tribute http://www.wesking.com/news.html
- Powell, Mark Allan (2002). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music (First printing ed.). Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. pp. 488–489. ISBN 1-56563-679-1.
- Andy Argyrakis (2006-03-13). "Return of the King". Christianity Today. Retrieved 2009-03-30.
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