Grandson of Charlie Taylor (preacher & musician on "The Gospel Wagon")
Rising star in business, but... Gospel music called him.
David W. Wyper was born in Pasadena CA to a large and old family of preachers and musicians, some rich and famous, some not so much. He graduated in business economics from University of Redlands and started his career as a finance officer at a construction specialties company in the Midwest, later a subsidiary of Tishman Realty and Construction Company of New York, general contractor of the World Trade Center buildings. At the same time, he was always involved in music, singing in church and with local men's gospel quartets. Reorganization at Tishman eliminated the subsidiary; David was offered executive positions but did not want to move to the major cities where Tishman had offices. He decided to produce an album with the Hymns of Praise Quartet at Crusade in southern Illinois, the first album in a long relationship with that studio.
Every album has one or more of David's original songs. He wrote songs as a teenager, and wrote many more gospel songs as he moved into solo recordings, album productions and concerts, and eventually into video production and "David Wyper Sings the Gospel" television programming. He leased and operated a historic Broadway-class performance theater in Champaign IL for five years in the '90s, providing a venue for all the big touring groups in Christian music and other performers, too. People said he ought to go into country music, but he never considered it. He wanted to sing Gospel Music as his life's investment
Philippians 4:8. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Only gospel music can offer that.
David always produced his own ventures, using his own money and credit, his own talent and acumen. It turned out that his success in venue operation antagonized the local government and powers-that-be, who actually said in print that he brought an "unsuitable Christian identity" to the theater. You can't fight City Hall: they bought the building and handed him a 10-day eviction notice right in the middle of the season, with advances already paid for big shows. It took years to pay off the debts incurred by that vindictive move, but he started a Christian newspaper and published it for some years. His recent albums are produced as videos, using computer technology. His songs are from the Scripture, and his unique voice has even more character in maturity, strong and deeply felt.
Hundreds of videos from David Wyper Sings the Gospel television productions are available online, as well as some selected tracks available for paid download on this site. You can always grab the song files at video sites - literally all over the internet - but it would help David a little bit if you bought a download here. The songs are registered with ASCAP and might be available for recording by others. Inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org