Mark Harris (musician)

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Mark Harris
Mark harris.jpg
Harris in 2004
Background information
Birth nameMarcus Harris
Born (1962-08-01) August 1, 1962 (age 57)
Mobile, Alabama, U.S.
GenresContemporary Christian, contemporary worship
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, senior worship pastor
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1989–present
LabelsIntegrity Music, Gateway Publishing, Fair Trade Services
Associated actsGateway Worship, 4Him

Mark Harris is an American contemporary Christian music (CCM) singer and songwriter.

Career[edit]

Harris began his music career in the contemporary Christian music group Truth after graduating from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee.

4Him (1989–2006)[edit]

Harris is a founding member of the CCM male quartet, 4Him, which toured and recorded from 1990 to 2006. He wrote or co-wrote 25 number-one songs. 4Him won eight GMA Dove Awards, and were nominated for a Grammy Award for their album The Message.

Solo (2006–present)[edit]

Harris began a solo career in 2005 and released his debut solo album, The Line Between the Two. He followed Windows and Walls. He won a GMA Dove Award in the category of Inspirational Song of the Year for his single "Find Your Wings". In 2009, he released a Christmas album titled, Christmas Is. In 2011, he released his fourth solo project, Stronger in the Broken Places. As a solo artist he has had three number-one songs.

He also released a book with Howard Publishing/Simon and Schuster in 2009, that bears the same title as his hit, "Find Your Wings".

Harris joined the staff at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, in March 2013, and serves as executive pastor of worship ministries.[1]

Discography[edit]

As member of 4Him[edit]

Solo[edit]

Year Title Label Charts[2][3]
Christian Heat Holiday
2005 The Line Between the Two Sony Records 14 11
2007 Windows and Walls INO Records 22 19
2009 Christmas Is INO Records 47 25
2011 Stronger in the Broken Places Word / Warner Bros.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak positions[2]
Christian AC
2005 "Find Your Wings" 4 30
2007 "One True God" 23
2010 "Christmas Is" 29
2011 "Stronger in the Broken Places"
"When We're Together"
  • "Find Your Wings" (from The Line Between the Two) No. 1 on R&R Adult Contemporary charts[citation needed]

Other album appearances[edit]

  • 2004: Creation: The Story of Life (various artists), "The Story of Light"
  • 2007: Glory Revealed: The Word of God in Worship (various artists), "By His Wounds" (with Steven Curtis Chapman, Mark Hall, Brian Litrell, Mac Powell)
  • 2011: Consuming Worship (various artists), "Ashes To Fire"
  • 2011: Courageous: Motion Picture Soundtrack (various artists), "When We're Together"

With Gateway Worship[edit]

  • 2014: It Is Written: Songs from Gateway Devotions
  • 2015: The Blessed Life: Songs from Gateway Devotions
  • 2015: WALLS
  • 2017: Monuments

Tours[edit]

  • Freedom Blast Tour (2000, 2001)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mark Harris". March 21, 2019. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Billboard, Allmusic.com
  3. ^ Heatseekers Albums, Billboard.com

External links[edit]

Official website