Gospel Vocals, Songwriter Oral Roberts Dir. of Music

Born: 1917 Oneonta, AL

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame


vesphew ellisVesphew Benton Ellis

1917 - 1988
One of the premier songwriters in Southern Gospel Music history, Vep Ellis placed his indelible stamp on the health and vitality of the industry.
A Church of God minister for 49 years, he published more than 500 songs over the course of a career that also saw him record five albums and numerous singles of his own. He also served for several years as music director for the Oral Roberts Ministries and as music director of the Tennessee Music and Printing Company.
Among Vep's best-known compositions were the classics "Let Me Touch Him", "Do You Know My Jesus?", "My God Can Do Anything", and "The Love of God".
Inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 2001.

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