John Styll


Oral History Information

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Gospel Music Association

John Styll formed the Contemporary Christian Music magazine in 1978 as the leading voice in the new era of church music was being established. After selling the publication 20 years later, he became president of the Gospel Music Association (GMA) where he played an important role in the growth and development of “music that conveys the gospel.” The music methods changed greatly under his leadership to include popular forms of music with gospel messages such as country, rock, rap, and punk. John’s NAMM Oral History interview was completed on April 26, 2006.