Janny Grein Dies

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Monday 8th August 2011

Jesus music's Janny Grein dies in Texas

JESUS music pioneer Janny Grein died of cancer in Fort Worth, Texas on 4th August. A native of Arkansas, Janny was working the mainstream clubs until she and her husband Bill both experienced a spiritual awakening after watching the film King Of Kings on TV. In 1976 Janny became the second artist signed to the newly birthed Sparrow Records. Her albums 'Free Indeed' (1976), 'Covenant Woman' (1977) and 'He Made Me Worthy' (1978) all became popular on US Christian radio. Later in her ministry Janny wrote the book Called, Appointed, Anointed and over the last few years has released albums independently, the last being 'River Rising' in 2009. Janny's public memorial service will be held at Eagle Mountain International Church in Fort Worth on 9th August. An article about Janny will be published soon by Cross Rhythms. CR

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Posted by Joshua in Texas/Tennessee/Virginia @ 07:05 on Apr 26 2015

This is the first music my young ears heard in East Texas in the early eighties. I recently bought a copy of the album me and my sister grew up on as toddlers. I still remember so much of it even though it must be close to 30 years ago. This music is a blessing and touched my life is unknown ways. I bought two records and when the other comes in the mail I will send it to my mother who will enjoy listening to Janny again. "Build your house on a rock!"



Posted by Portia in Chicago @ 19:45 on Mar 21 2015

WOW, I just happen to think of Janny's song and started to singing it here at home moment ago. "All of my life I searched for you......and I thought, wonder what Janny is doing these days..... so I went on the web and searched her name. I had no Idea she was fighting cancer. II first heard Janny sing in the late 1980's at Wheaton Christian Center. At the time I was really going through what I call a LIFE experience. Janny began singing her song, "All of my heart". That song changed my life. I later did puchase her book entitled, Called, Appointed and Anointed which really gave me insight and direction in the area of the call to minister to the lost. God Bless You Janny. Thank you so much for the music you left on this side of life. May all who hears it experience the impact of salvation and deliverance as did.



Posted by Lana in New Jersey @ 10:41 on Mar 19 2015

Janny's music was very transformative to me in the early years of my walk with the Lord. Years later I am a Pastor, and in a moment of great spiritual challenge, her music came back to my heart. I was so happy to find her music on YouTube, and tried to look her up to see if I could have her come perform. I was so saddened to see she had passed, but I know where she is, and I am so happy for her. I will hear her sing again when I join her.



Posted by Donna Hansen in Evansdale, IA @ 02:40 on Jan 14 2015

I graduated with this beautiful person in 1964 from Joplin, MO. I had not known of her or what she had been doing until today. I only wish I had known and been able to follow her career and beenjoy able to listen and purchase her beautiful works. What I missed out on saddens me deeply. Is there anyway to purchase some of her albums etc. Janice RIP



Posted by aaron in chicago, il @ 04:50 on Aug 22 2014

Thank you Janny you and your music changed my life.



Posted by Karen in Fort Worth @ 18:36 on Apr 9 2014

Janny Grein brought the 91st Psalm to me in such a personal way. It's remained my "refuge" passage so often, and I cannot think of it without hearing her voice singing it. So very sorry we've lost her, but know she's with the Lord in peace and eternal love.


Reply by Cynthia in Grapevine @ 15:31 on Aug 6 2014

I so agree! I have tried downloading her older albums on iTunes and they aren't available. Does anyone know how I can get her older albums?

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Posted by Victor Emah in Nigeria @ 12:47 on Feb 2 2014

I first listened to Janny's music in 1989/1990 as a young Christian in my brother's house and I so loved it. Unfortunately I never got her name right and ended up using the last 20+ years searching for the music I loved so well. I only stumbled on her this morning - 2 Feb 14 only to read that she died few years back. Janny, I was blessed by your music and I'm still blessed. God bless you.


Reply by Steve Turnbull in Ft Pierce @ 20:36 on Dec 3 2014

Wow Victor,
I could have said the exact same thing. I was at a prison
road camp when I first heard her music. She played a
huge part in changing my life. I too finally found her.
She is loved also by me. God Bless...

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Posted by Rebecca in Mobile @ 23:02 on Feb 1 2014

I found out Janny's home going on my youngest sister's birthday. Janny went to be with the Lord on one of my late cousins birthday. Amazing. Cousin Paul and Janny are now with the Lord. Her ministry and music blessed me tremendously in the late 70's and early 80's. They still bless me today. In fact, when I was teaching in a Christian school, we did a chapel program base on the music from a church service that she did in April 1979 at Lott Road Church.
My sixth graders love her music as well. We all love you Janny!



Posted by Cindy Seip in Frankfort, KY @ 16:38 on Dec 23 2013

Janny and Bill attended our church, Grace Fellowship World Distribution Center, many times and it was ALWAYS a treat to have them with us. Her voice, her delivery, and her passion for the Lord captivated me AND stirred my musical gift up each time she sang. She helped me understand the difference between ministering with your voice opposed to performing a song. THANK YOU JANNY. Her ministry still lives on in my life in so many ways. I appreciate her example. I'm sure she is rockin in Heaven--rock on!



Posted by Emmy Cooper in Muizenberg S.Africa. @ 17:17 on Dec 14 2013

In the eighties Janny came to Cape Town to minister in song and word. My husband and I were very blessed by her music and asked her to pray over us at the end of the evening. She prayed that the Lord would use us in the music ministry as we are both musicians. It has been a walk of many blessings, and at the age of 70 still making music unto the Lord. Thank you Janny, you were a great inspiration.



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