Gentry McCreary, Sr., a Gospel music Executive and the First African-American Executive to be employed by Word Records, Light Records and Benson Records has passed on. McCreary also has his own labels, Luminar and Onyx International Records.
In his over 40 year career, McCreary worked promoting records to radio for a number of labels including Birthright, Word, Light and Benson. His affiliation with Light Records led to the first solo album from Rev. James Moore, Brothers and Sisters, I Will Be Praying For You in 1981. McCreary’s legacy was cemented with his work at the Onyx label, where he would introduce the world to the Richard Smallwood Singers, Vanessa Bell Armstrong and Bishop Paul S Morton in addition to defining albums from Keith Pringle, Danniebelle Hall and Thomas Whitfield. Moving to the Plumbline label, McCreary orchestrated albums from Daryl Coley and Lecresia Campbell.