Daryl Williams – Biography Daryl was born in the San Francisco Bay Area town of Burlingame, and grew up in San Jose California. His mother was active in Gospel Concert Promotions, and Daryl fell in love with Gospel Music at an early age. He remembers vividly spending time as a child with such Gospel legends as Doris Akers, Jake Hess and Vestal Goodman.
Gospel music was alive and well in California during his childhood, producing such artists as the Edwin Hawkin Singers, Andrae Crouch, the Archers, Danniebelle, Nancy Harmon, Lillie Knawels and the Hinsons. All of these artists had a profound impact on Daryl’s music ministry.
It was at the age of 7 that Daryl decided he wanted to write his first song. There are now over 1100 songs in his catalog. Daryl went on to study music at California State University, and received a Bachelor’s degree in Music.
After College Daryl went on the road with the Blackwood Brothers Quartet, playing piano and singing back up vocals. In 1987 he moved to Los Angeles and became the full time Music Pastor at Calvary Assembly of God in Stanton California. He directed a 60 voice choir and produced several musical productions a year for the church. He directed the music for a anti drug rally in 1990 for President George Bush.
In 1991 Daryl made a major move in his life and relocated from California to Music City USA, Nashville TN. Within one week of arriving in Nashville, he was offered a job as the tenor singer for the Legendary Speer Family. For the next three years he traveled all over the United States and Canada with this popular group. His first recording with the Speers earned them a Grammy nomination. In 1998 he was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall Of Fame as a member of the Speers, the highest honor bestowed by the Gospel Music Association.
From 1994 to 2008 Daryl traveled full time with his own ministry team, the Daryl Williams Trio. They recorded 10 CD’s and appeared on many Gaither Homecoming Videos and Concerts. They also appeared as regulars for 7 years on TBN’s Unfolding Majesty program with hosts Dean and Mary Brown.
Daryl continues to write music today with several #1 national chart songs to his credit. He is currently under contract as an exclusive writer for Crossroads Music Group. His songs have been recorded by the Gaither Vocal Band, Gold City, the Booth Brothers the Speers, the Cathedrals, the Nelons, Jimmy Swaggart, the Talleys, the Inspirations, Karen Peck and New River, the Pfeifers, Brian Free and Assurance, Lulu Roman, the Kingsmen, the Greenes, Larnelle Harris and many others.
In 2011 Daryl obtained his Minister’s License from Independent Assemblies. With a profound anointing on his life to minister the Gospel through preaching and singing, Daryl has made himself available for God’s plan, wherever that may take him.