Meet Allison Speer


Allison Durham Speer was raised in the Bluegrass fields of Kentucky, and even a land as vast as that was not big enough to contain her talent. Introduced to Christian music at a concert by The Imperials, she watched as Russ Taff performed the songs, "Praise the Lord" and "New Creation," and was instantly passionate about the gospel word set to song.

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The passion she felt that night has taken her to the stage as a regular on the Gaither Homecoming videos and tours, and in mega-churches such as First Baptist Atlanta (Dr. Charles Stanley), The Brooklyn Tabernacle, First Baptist Woodstock (Rev. Johnny Hunt), as well as small rural churches.  She has also been a featured artist for many Bible study cruises with Charles Stanley and D. James Kennedy, a guest soloist at the national Southern Baptist Convention, the Nazarene General Assembly, and numerous Praise Gatherings and Family Fest Events hosted by Bill Gaither.

This talented woman's unique gift of storytelling embraces you with the comfort of a good friend.  Allison says, "One of the multitude of things that I learned from my years touring with Bill and Gloria Gaither - and am still learning - is that the warmth and comfort of your own living room is a wonderful atmosphere to strive for in a concert."

Allison is a regular instructor at Ben Speer’s Stamps-Baxter School of Music, held annually in Nashville, TN.  Her daily Performance Training and Vocal Technique classes are favorites among the students.  She also consults with groups and soloists as a communication and performance coach.  The conviction of her heart is to prepare servants for ministry in the church.  “God has blessed me with the ability to minister to the church and I want to pass along what I’ve learned over the years.  I want to help raise up a group of leaders who will serve the church with excellence in communication.”