Gertrude Ward

Gertrude Ward was a song evangelist. She is known in popular culture as member and manager of the gospel group, The Ward Singers, with her daughters, Clara and Willa, and sometimes other members of the family and friends. Their popularity broke race barriers include the first performance by African-American musicians at the Philadelphia Academy of Music in 1967.


Information gathered from "Ward, Clara Mae (1924-1973)." (1992.) Notable Black American Women. Retrieved from

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Herald of Holiness - April 28, 1965

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
V. H. Lewis
Fletcher Galloway
Viola E. Hodge
Leo D. Steininger
Ray A. Moore
James E. Adams
Joseph T. Larson
Gertrude Ward
Ross Hayslip
Jack M. Scharn
Helen R. Sullivan
Sheet music of the hymn Faith of Our Fathers. Inset: a flame.
The Fire of the Holy Spirit See Page 6. Hymn of the Month: Faith of Our Father May, 1965.

02 The Holiness Church by General Superintendent Lewis
03 Pillars of the Church by Fletcher Galloway
03 Overcomers by Viola E. Hodge
04 A Truant in the Hand of God by Leo D. Steininger
04 “If Only You Preachers Had Faith!” by Ray A. Moore
05 Love in Search of a Word by James E. Adams
06 the Fire of the Holy Spirit by Joseph T. Larson
07 I Live In Romans 8:28 by Gertrude Ward
08 The Manifestation of the Spirit by Ross W. Hayslip
08 When Sacrificed Then Sanctified by Jack M. Scharn
09 Editorials by W. T. Purkiser

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