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Do You Know Him-Metropolitan Spiritual Church Of Christ Choir

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Published on Mar 10, 2013

Gospel classics are songs that are special, they've been around for a long time. We all know them word for word; love them, they have a special meaning in our lives, and they will never be forgotten.

The song-Do You Know Him is a classic gospel song. Author unknown. Over the years this song has been recorded by numerous groups and choirs. In the days of yesteryears, this song was a church staple; sung by every choir from the junior to the senior choir. This song also has many various on the title. The most modern rendition of this song was by Edwin Hawkins under the title, "I Know A Man" in 1982 on his "Live With The Oakland Symphony" album. In 2001 Kurt Carr did a version of the song on his "No One Else" album which followed closely to the original verses of the song.

The choir-The Metropolitan Spiritual Church of Christ Choir. The church was founded in 1925 by Elder L. L. Boswell and Rev. William F. Taylor. Elder Boswell the first musical director and Rev.Taylor, a former gospel recitalist, its first pastor. Services began in several private homes in the Kansas City area. They later held their services in the home of Mrs. Murray. Twenty-four persons became members whom Rev. Taylor baptized in the Big Eleven Lake in Kansas City, Kansas. A large crowd witnessed the baptizing. The foundation of Metropolitan became established in this first step of a "dream come true." The membership outgrew the house, so now Rev. Taylor and Rev. Boswell began to look for a larger place. They found a large house located at 1231 Garfield Ave., (now the parsonage). The house offered great possibilities, soon they made arrangements to purchase the property. On September 22, 1925, the church became the Metropolitan Spiritual Church of Christ, founded by Rev. Taylor and Rev. Boswell. Services were held on the first floor. The membership continued to grow. The house was enlarged, and additions to the building, extended the property to the east of the parsonage. The church was dedicated in 1926. In 1927 a new church entrance was dedicated on East 13th Street. Rev. Taylor was elevated to the office of Bishop at climax of the Ninth Annual Spiritual Congress In 1934. The church started broadcasting live on the radio in 1935. Bishop Taylor passed away in 1942. The choir released their first album in 1958. The Diocese now has churches worldwide, and two of the most famous churches in the Diocese in the United States is, First Church of Deliverance in Chicago, and Prayer Tabernacle in Detroit. The church in Kansas City is known as "The Mother Church," and it's currently under the leadership of Bishop James D. Tindall, Sr. Bishop Tindall was ordained in 1976, by Rev. Clarence H. Cobbs, at climax of the churches Fifty-First Anniversary service.

Do You Know Him is from the 1958 album by the Metropolitan Spiritual Church of Christ Choir, titled Great Day.

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