Written by: Gregory Gay
If you have ever witnessed a Billy Graham Evangelistic Crusade, then you would be familiar with George Beverly Shea. He was the official soloist of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association for more than 60 years , rendering music before Dr. Graham brought the message. Shea passed away on yesterday after a brief illness. He was 104.
A Grammy winner in 1965 and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient in 2011, Shea recorded over 70 albums and is most noted for his composition, I’d Rather Have Jesus which has been recorded numerous times by the likes of Danniebelle Hall and Larnelle Harris.