Inductees Archive

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Petra

Bob Hartman formed Petra (along with original members Greg Hough, bassist John DeGroff and Bill Glover) in 1972 while attending a Christian college in Fort Wayne, Indiana. By the next year, the band was a regional sensation and in 1974 Word’s then-new contemporary label Myrrh released its first album. Though some Christian bookstores refused to carry it, young believers demanded it, as they would for many years to come. Nearly 30 years later, Petra is still Christian music’s top-selling band with both Dove and Grammy awards to add to their legacy.

 

Induction Year

2000

 

Formation

1972

 

Original Members

  • Bob Hartman
  • Greg Hough
  • John DeGroff
  • Bill Glover

 

Record Labels

  • Myrrh Records
  • StarSong
  • InPop

 

Genres

  • Rock
  • Contemporary Christian

 

Video

Petra singing “Beyond Belief”