Larry Tinsley was born in Decaturville, Tennessee on February 14. He received his diploma from Riverside high school in Parsons, Tennessee, and holds a bachelor of science degree from the Lambuth University in Jackson, Tennessee.
Upon graduation, Larry moved to Knoxville, where he worked as an on-air announcer for WJBE radio, which was owned by legendary soul singer James Brown.
In June 1971, he excepted an offer to work as an on-air announcer (and later Program Director) for WAOK in Atlanta. During his tenure, WAOK achieved great ratings success.
Today, he serves as host of “Sunday Morning Praise,“ heard each Sunday morning from 6 AM until 12 Noon on V-103 FM and WAOK-AM, and weekday mornings from 5 AM until 6 AM for “Early Morning Praise.“
And because his programs are rated number one in Atlanta, he received a prestigious stellar award as “Gospel Announcer of the Year” in 1997 - and was inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame in 2015.
He is a devoted husband to his wife Pecolia - a proud father of his son Kevin and daughter Lisa - and attends New Life Church in Decatur, Georgia, where Rev. Marlin Harris serves as pastor.
Larry is a devoted Christian who lives each day according to the Word of God and the Holy Spirit that dwells within him.