George Beverly Shea

Gospel Singer

Birthday February 1, 1909

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace Winchester, Canada

DEATH DATE Apr 16, 2013 (104)

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Gospel singer and hymn composer who sang with Billy Graham for over sixty years.

Before Fame

He rededicated his life to Christ at the age of eighteen. He learned how to play violin from his father and piano and organ from his mother.


He has been nominated for ten Grammy Awards.

Family Life

He was born the fourth of eight children to Rev. Adam J. Shea, a Wesleyan Methodist Church minister, and Maude Whitney Shea.

Associated With

Shea and Marvin Sapp have both been recognized for their gospel singing.