Patrick Henderson

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For the Irish hurler, see Pat Henderson; for vocalist Pat (Patricia) Henderson see a, b, c, or d.

Reverend Patrick Henderson is a gospel keyboard player, songwriter and producer. He has written several songs in collaboration with Michael McDonald, playing on a number of his and the Doobie Brothers albums. Henderson has long associations with many other artists as well, including Leon Russell, Michael Bolton, Nils Lofgren and Freddie King. He won a Gospel Music Association "Dove Award" for Best Contemporary Gospel Record Song of the Year in 1990.[1]


Henderson contributed the story of how his hand was cut off by an insane fan[2] to the 2006 book[3] by David Ritz.[4]


Henderson has a very long and diverse list of music-related credits extending from the early 1970s. The following lists are indicative, but are by no means complete.

Keyboards / Piano / Organ (incomplete)[edit]

Songwriter (incomplete)[edit]

"Love Me Forever" (with Kenny Moore) Aretha Franklin "Heart Attack" (with Kenny Moore) Patti LaBell "The Woman in my Life" The Commodors "Jesus is Lord" (with Andre' Crouch) Karen clark Sheard "Blessed be the Lord" Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir "You Are my Happiness" (with Wornell Jones) The Mighty Clouds of Joy "Mr. T's Commandments" (with Kip Saginor) Mr. T" My Soul Says Yes" West Angeles Sanctuary Choir "Rocks Are Gonna Cry Out" Edwin Hawkins Music and Arts Seminar "Rescued Me From myself" (with Walter Hawkins) Tremaine Hawkins "Lift Up your Hands" Oslo Gospel choir

Filmography (incomplete)[edit]

  • 1986 "Fire with Fire" - Songwriter
  • 1987 "Kandyland" - Songwriter
  • 1987 "Hearts of Fire" - Songwriter

Other (incomplete)[edit]

  • 1973 "Leon Live" (Leon Russell) - Arranger, Piano, Vocals (Background)
  • 1975 "Will O' the Wisp" (Leon Russell) - Tambourine
  • 1976 "Best of Leon Russell" (Leon Russell) - Tabla
  • 1978" "Energy" (The Pointer Sisters) - Songwriter
  • 1979 "Open Your Eyes" (Maria Muldaur) - Producer, Piano, Tambourine
  • 1989 "Mom & Pop Winans" (Mom & Pop Winans) - Producer, Arranger, Piano and Synthesizer Horn
  • 1990 "Break Forth into Praise" (Pastor Donald Alford & the Progressive Radio Choir) - Executive Producer
  • 1991 "Mixed Emotions" (David Peaston) - Composer
  • 1992 "Timeless: The Classics" (Michael Bolton) - Vocals (Background), Piano, Arranger
  • 1993 "Memory Lane: The Best of the Mighty Clouds of Joy" (The Mighty Clouds of Joy) - Producer
  • 1997 "Retrospective" (Leon Russell) - Vocals (Background)
  • 1999 "Here & Now" (Christlike) - Producer, Keyboards
  • 2001 "Ultimate Luther Vandross" (Luther Vandross) - Choir Director
  • 2003 "Sweet Harmony / Open: Your Eyes" (Maria Muldaur) - Producer, String Arrangements, Choir Arrangement, Choir Conductor, Organ, Piano, Tambourine, Fender Rhodes


  • 1981 "Look To Jesus" - Patrick Henderson & The West Angeles Church Of God In Christ Sanctuary Choir
Gospel 12" vinyl - Newpax NP33096
  • 1983 "This is Love"
Gospel 12" vinyl - Priority BL38169
  • 1996 "Praise and Worship" - Patrick Henderson & The Saints
CD Album - Word 7019666604
  1. We Come Before Your Courts (5:38)
  2. In This House (5:39)
  3. Blessed Be the Lord (4:31)
  4. There Is No Other Name (4:21)
  5. Convocation Medley (5:38)
  6. Holy Spirit (2:53)
  7. Wait on the Lord (5:47)
  8. Thou Most Holy Lord (3:25)
  9. Redemption Medley (3:43)
  10. This Little Light of Mine (5:22)
  11. Holy Spirit (Reprise) (2:56)


  1. ^ (2007) "Dove Award Recipients for 1990". Gospel Music Association. Retrieved 6 July 2007.
  2. ^ Caldwell, R. (2006) Review of David Ritz's book "Messengers". Retrieved 5 July 2007.
  3. ^ Henderson, P. "Praising God for What He Has Done, Worshiping Him for Who He Is," in Ritz, D. (2006) Messengers: Portraits of African American Ministers, Evangelists, Gospel Singers and Other Messengers of the Word. New York: Doubleday.
  4. ^ David Ritz home page. Retrieved 7 July 2007.
  5. ^ Just for You (Media notes). The McCrarys. Hollywood, California: Capitol EMI Records. 1980.