Travis Greene is a pastor and a gospel musician hailing from the United States. He is one of the most interesting people out there, all because of his preachings and his combined career that he developed through years.
He started his career in music back in 2007 when he released an album titled „The More“ made with Greenlight Records. It’s interesting to see how people combine their interests when they like a celebrity, and that’s why Travis has also been bringing young people closer to Church.
After this first album, he released two more studio albums and they were called „Stretching Out“ from 2010 and „The Hill“ from 2015.
In 2015 he also released „Intentional“. These were some of his most popular works and they have been truly loved by everyone who has been following him for a long time.
In 2017 he released his 3rd album titled „Crossover: Live From Music City“ and it is a live audio recording. With his music, Travis was on a lot of song charts, especially the gospel ones.
He was also nominated for two Grammy awards and more than ten Stellar Award, along with other awards.
Travis is also a leading pastor at the Forward City Church in South Carolina which he manages with the help of his dear wife who is also a pastor. This is the top interest that they share and that’s the main reason they are still together.
Travis was born on January 17, of 1984 in the town of Dower, in the state of Delaware, located in the United States by the full name of Travis Montorius Greene.
He said that he loves his hometown very much and that he enjoys spending time with his old friends from there.
His mother is Charleather Greene and he was brought up in Warner Robins located in the state of Georgia.
His father died when he was very little. He had an aneurysm when Travis was only 5 years old and so he never really got to know his father the way he supposed to. This left him lingering for a father figure that he later found in faith, but he does say that growing up without his father has been very traumatic.
Greene was considered a miracle by his parents because he was still-born but the doctors succeeded in reviving him. His mother always talks about this as if she was gifted with a wonderful son and she is very thankful for everything they went through together.
The same happened when he was only 4 years old and he fell from the fourth floor of a building in Germany. It seems like bad luck has been following him from the beginning, but Travis did not let that control his life and he was very dedicated when it comes to changing his life and spending time pursuing his personal interests.
Travis started his music career in 2007 when he released his first solo debut album called „The More“ in winter of 2007. It was made with Greenlight Record.
Two years later he released „Stretching Out“ with another record label, this time Pendulum Records.
With the release of this album, Travis became more known and was also featured in the Billboard Magazine as one of the Top Gospel Albums, ranking 27th. He was very happy when he heard this because it felt like he was finally getting the recognition he was working for.
A song like „Prove My Love“ and „Still Here“ both ranked in the Top Gospel Songs Chart by Billboard and they were at the No. 17 and No.29. He was more than happy to hear about his success.
In the summer of 2015, Travis released „Intentional“, an extended play and it was a huge success. It went to the third place on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart and the song „Intentional“ from this album went to the first place of the Billboard Top Gospel Songs Chart.
In the winter of 2015, Greene released his second studio album and it was named „The Hill“. This album topped the Billboard Gospel charts and was a success.
Travis was called a rising star in the gospel music scene and was talked about by the Billboard magazine, Jet Magazine and even Rolling Out Magazine.
He was also performing at the various event slike the Essence Music Festival, BMI Trailblazers and the Trumpet Awards.
I 2006, Travis was called „The Future of Gospel“ by the Jet Magazine and he was incredibly flattered by it.
A year after that, Travis got criticized a lot for his decision to perform at the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Many people felt like this was a wrong decision, but Travis went with his gut instinct and he still does, most of the time.
He did it with Chrisette Michele who is also a great Gospel singer but it rose a great controversy because most of the artists refused to perform at America Great Again Welcome Concert which took place just one day before Trump had his inauguration.
Later the very talented singer Chrisette apologized for it when he realized that she offended a lot of people by doing that because she sends a message of hope in her song on an event for a person who is a racist and often offends the minors.
Travis however never apologized and still feels that he has done a good thing by singing there. He didn’t feel the need to apologize at all.
A lot of his colleagues think that he did it to gain media space and to show off his skills, which was partially confirmed by great sales of his albums after this performance.
At the beginning of 2017, his third album was released and it was titled „Crossover: Live From Music City in Nashville, Tennessee“. This album was live footage of his performance in Nashville.
In 2017 Travis was one of the biggest winners of the Stellar Awards in a Gospel category. He won seven awards that night. He was also performing that night.
He sang „Made a Way“ along with a talented Jonathan Butler, Israel Houghton, and Jonathan McReynolds.
In February 2019 he performed at Super Bowl LIII in half-time alongside Maroon 5. This also caused controversy because a lot of other artists like Rihanna and Jay-Z rejected it because of their solidarity to Colin Kaepernick who kneeled on 2016 SuperBowl to show his protest about racial injustice in the US.
Travis is currently married to Jackie Greene, a doctor with whom he founded a Forward City Church in Columbia. The couple is very happy and they don’t like to be too exposed to media since this can often end in controversies.
Jackie has a Ghanian ancestry. They started dating in 2007 and decided to marry in 2011. This was possibly the best decision he ever made, says Travis.
His wife and he have three children together. The first one was called David Jace and was bornin 2014.
There was a problem during David’s birth because Jackie had her contractions while she was in her 21st week. Although the doctors told them the baby wasn’t going to make it, it did at the end. This is another miracle Travis says the Lord has helped them go through.
The second son is Travis Joshua.
The last son is called Judah and was born in 2019.
Travis has a Facebook account which he often uses and also an Instagram account with more than 1 million followers.
He also has a Twitter account with more than 80k followers and his webpage, too.
When he talks about the artist that inspires him, he always mentions Kirk Franklin.
Full name: Travis Montorius Kwaku Greene
Date of birth: January 17, 1984
Birthplace: Dover, Delaware, United States
Profession: pastor, singer, songwriter
Height: 1, 84 m
Weight: 82 kg
Net Worth: $3 million