Glenn Kaiser

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Glenn Kaiser is listed in the credits for the following albums:

Year Artist Album Role
1978 Resurrection Band Awaiting Your Reply Songwriter, Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Dulcimer, Vocals
1979 Resurrection Band Rainbow's End Songwriter, Electric Guitars, Lead and Background Vocals
1980 Resurrection Band Colours Songwriter, Guitars, Vocals
1981 Resurrection Band Mommy Don't Love Daddy Anymore Songwriter, Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
1982 Daniel Band On Rock Production Assistance
1982 Resurrection Band D.M.Z Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals
1983 Peter Beveridge Grinding Wheel Songwriter
1983 Resurrection Band Live Bootleg Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals
1984 Resurrection Band Hostage Songwriter, Guitar, Lead and Background Vocals
1985 The Cause Do Something Now Choir
1985 In 3D No Glasses Needed Guitar
1985 Resurrection Band Between Heaven 'n Hell Songwriter, Guitars, Lead and Background Vocals
1988 Resurrection Band Compact Favorites Songwriter, Guitar, Lead and Background Vocals
1988 Resurrection Band Silence Screams Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals
1989 Resurrection Band Innocent Blood Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals
1991 Whitecross In the Kingdom Background Vocals
1991 Resurrection Band Civil Rites Songwriter, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
1992 Resurrection Band 20 Years Live Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals
1992 Darrell Mansfield Give Him Your Blues Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Background Vocals
1992 Larry Howard Cornerstone Blues Jam Guitars, Vocals
1993 Whitecross To the Limit - The Best of Whitecross Background Vocals
1993 Resurrection Band Reach of Love Songwriter, Electric, Acoustic and Slide Guitars, Harmonica, Lead and Background Vocals
1994 Glenn Kaiser Spontaneous Combustion Producer, Songwriter, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
1994 Larry Howard Bright Side of the Blues Producer, Songwriter, Guitars, Background Vocals
1995 Resurrection Band Lament Songwriter, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Dulcimer, Harmonica, Lead and Background Vocals
2001 Daniel Band On Rock (reissue) Production Assistance
2001 Glenn Kaiser Winter Sun Songwriter, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Dobro, Harmonica, Vocals
2004 Larry Howard Live with the Glenn Kaiser Band Guitar, Background Vocals

Glenn Kaiser

Jan 21, 1953

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Glenn Kaiser  is a Chicago-based blues musician, singer-songwriter and pastor. He was the leader of Resurrection Band and is currently the leader of The Glenn Kaiser Band.

Kaiser's older brother and sister left the house while he was still young and his parents divorced when he was nine years old. Kaiser was active in Milwaukee's music scene, starting at the age of twelve, and was a member of more than twelve bands, leading two, before reaching nineteen years of age.

Glenn Kaiser was raised as a nominal Lutheran and used drugs before he became a born-again Christian, around the time of his eighteenth birthday. He was quoted as saying: "Nothing else gave me so much happiness or sense of purpose until I asked Jesus Christ to come into my heart and become absolute Lord of my life."

Kaiser joined and got involved in The USA Traveling Team of Jesus People Milwaukee (later renamed Jesus People USA), where he met Wendi, his future wife. Wendi's brother, John Herrin, Jr., and Glenn later became members of the pastoral team before the age of twenty-five. JPUSA is the community that organizes the Cornerstone Festival, at which Glenn Kaiser and Resurrection Band have played.

Later life
Glenn Kaiser married former Resurrection Band member Wendi Herrin (born April 8, 1953) in June 1972. Glenn and Wendi have one son, Aaron, and three daughters: Rebecca (husband Timothy), Heidi, and Ami (husband Brian). In 1994 Glenn Kaiser published a book, The Responsibility of the Christian Musician.

Resurrection Band
Glenn Kaiser's most successful and prominent band is Resurrection Band. Personnel included his wife Wendi, Wendi's brother John Herrin, Jim Denton, who was later replaced by Roy Montroy in 1987, and Stu Heiss. It began in mid-December 1971 as a band of the Jesus People of Milwaukee (part of The USA Traveling Team) and was first known as "Charity" (the King James Bible term for "love"). It was a traveling team and a mobile outreach of Jesus People of Milwaukee until the ministry disbanded in the summer of 1972. "Charity" changed its name to "Resurrection Band" around March 1972 and the band, as part of The USA Traveling Team left Milwaukee for the last time in early June 1972. They performed on the road for a few months, while loosely-based in Florida, before calling Chicago home in early 1973 with Jesus People USA. Though many considered it "the devil's music", Resurrection Band helped the movement of contemporary Christian music towards blues and rock music. It disbanded, after nearly thirty years, in 2000.

Although the band did break up in 2000, they have subsequently reunited for a few shows. Resurrection Band performed at Cornerstone Festival 2008 for the festival's 25th anniversary and also performed at the Chelsea House, a Chicago coffeehouse run by JPUSA. The key members of the band were the same at both shows, but Mike Choby (the bassist for Maron, another Jesus People USA band) filled in on keyboards.

Glenn Kaiser. (2014, October 15). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 13:29, February 2, 2015, from

Oct 20, 2021

One of the things that stood out to me when I first discovered Glenn Kaiser was that he put his money where his mouth was. The Resurrection Band not only sang about real-life struggles, like poverty, divorce, and racism, but they lived their lives by putting their thoughts into action. Glenn and his wife Wendi started Jesus People USA in Chicago to take God’s love to the streets in a real and practical way. And something about that rang true with me. Plus, Rez really rocked, turning early Christian music on its ear.

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