Grammy and Dove Award-nominated Christian music composer, worship leader and recording artist Morris Chapman died on May 2, 2020 in Las Vegas after a prostate cancer battle. He was 82.
His songs have been recorded by a who’s who of Christian music such as Sandi Patty, Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Bill & Gloria Gaither and football legend, Rosey Grier. As a recording artist, he’s best-known for the songs “I Know the Plans” and “Bethlehem Morning.”
“On behalf of the Gospel Music Association and the Board of Directors and officers, I want to extend our sincere condolences to the family of Morris Chapman,” says Jackie Patillo, President and Executive Director of the Nashville-based Gospel Music Association. “Morris Chapman will always be a part of the tapestry of Christian and Gospel music. He was a true worshipper who set the atmosphere with his gentle authority and led us to the throne of grace with his songs. He will be missed but never forgotten.”