As the years passed, Wade’s love for gospel music continued to grow right along with his bass voice....
By the time he was twenty years old, he was ready to hit the road singing in a gospel quartet. In 1997, after a short stint with a local quartet, Wade received a call from Tim Shelby who was the lead singer and manager of Masterpeace Quartet out of Laurel, Ms. Wade absolutely loved his time on the road traveling in a bus and singing, but Wade felt the Lord leading him into the gospel
ministry as a pastor.
Wade has been blessed to pastor four different churches over the past 20 years. For the past six years, Wade has been the pastor of the church where he grew up, Beryl Baptist Church in Vilonia, Ar. As much as he loves being a pastor, Wade has never lost his love for music and singing. In the year 2000, Wade formed a part-time group called Canaanland, which consisted of his wife, Amanda;
his brother, Lee; along with Ronnie LaCaze and Curt Crook.
Wade says, “For nearly sixteen years, I had the honor of stepping on stage with my family and singing the music I love with the people I love.”
Currently, Wade has recently joined Johnny Parrack and his quartet, “Triumphant”, as their bass singer.
Wade has also just completed his first solo project entitled, “Send the Light”. It was produced and arranged by the award winning tenor singer, Chris Allman, of Greater Vision. The songs on this solo project include some of Wade’s favorite songs that will no doubt be a blessing to all who listen to them.
Wade’s bass voice has been likened to that of George Younce. Wade says, “Every time someone comes up to me and tells me I sound like George, it absolutely blesses and humbles me at the same time. George Younce will always be my favorite bass singer, and to me, he was the best bass singer ever. I know that I will truly NEVER be able to match his great bass voice, but nevertheless, it always encourages me when folks tell me I remind them of my all-time favorite bass singer, George Younce.”