Inductees Archive

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Second Chapter of Acts

Second Chapter of Acts was one of the first groups to pioneer the ’70s sound known as “Jesus Music” or gospel rock. It was the sound that bridged the gap between pop and sacred music. Formed in the early ’70s, this trio, comprised of siblings Annie Herring, Matthew Ward, and Nelly Griesen, brought a new level of complexity and sophistication to contemporary 2nd Chapter of Acts was one of the first groups to pioneer the ’70s sound known as “Jesus Music”or gospel rock. It was the sound that bridged the gap between pop and sacred music. Formed in the early ’70s, this trio, comprised of siblings Annie Herring, Matthew Ward, and Nelly Griesen, brought a new level of complexity and sophistication to contemporary inspirational music with their intricate three-part harmonies and neo-classical approach. Best known for 1974′s “Easter Song,”the group officially disbanded in 1988, but Annie, Matthew and Nelly continue to be active as solo artists in the Christian music field.

 

Induction Year

1999

 

Formation

mid-1960s

 

Members

  • Annie Herring
  • Nelly Greisen
  • Matthew Ward

 

Contemporaries and Colleagues

  • Phil Keaggy
  • Barry McGuire

 

Significant Songs

  • “Easter Song”
  • “Jesus Is”

 

Video

Second Chapter of Acts singing “Mansion Builder”