Feb­ru­a­ry 14, 1914, Bell­view, New Mex­i­co.

De­cem­ber 30, 1993, Over­land Park, Kan­sas.

John­son Coun­ty Me­mo­ri­al Gar­dens, John­son Coun­ty, Kan­sas.


Ira was the son of An­drew Crit­ten­don Stan­phill and Flo­ra Mag­de­lin­da Eng­ler. He mar­ried twice, to Zel­ma Lor­raine Law­son Cow­an and Glo­ria Hoyt Hol­lo­way.

He was an As­sem­blies of God pas­tor, sing­er, Gospel song writ­er, and gift­ed mu­si­cian. By age 10, he was play­ing pi­a­no, or­gan, uku­le­le and ac­cor­di­on.

By age 17, he was com­pos­ing and sing­ing, par­ti­ci­pat­ing in re­vi­val cru­sades, pray­er meet­ings, and tent cam­paigns.

He gra­du­at­ed from the Jun­ior Col­lege in Chill­i­cothe, Mis­sou­ri, and was lat­er award­ed an hon­or­a­ry PhD from Hyles-An­der­son Col­lege in Crown Point, In­di­a­na.

As a sing­ing ev­an­gel­ist, he preached all ov­er Am­er­i­ca and in ov­er 40 oth­er coun­tries.

He was in­duct­ed in­to the Gos­pel Mu­sic Hall of Fame in 1981, and pub­lished his au­to­bi­o­gra­phy, This Side of Hea­ven, in 1983.

  1. Because
  2. Beyond To­mor­row
  3. Bind Our Hearts with One Great Pur­pose
  4. Choice Is Mine, The
  5. Christian Cow­boy, A
  6. Color It Love
  7. Come and See
  8. Crown of Thorns, A
  9. David and Go­li­ath
  10. Faithful For­ev­er
  11. Follow Me
  12. Give Me a Love Like This
  13. Glory Road, The
  14. God Has His Way in It All
  15. Happiness Is the Lord
  16. He Came to Me
  17. He Knows What He’s Do­in’ All the Time
  18. He List­ens
  19. He Washed My Eyes with Tears
  20. How Deep Was His Love
  21. I Am Long­ing to See Je­sus
  22. I Know Who Holds To­mor­row
  23. I Made a Place in My Heart
  24. I Walk with His Hand in Mine
  25. If I’ve For­got­ten To­day
  26. If You Need Him
  27. I’m a Go­in’ to Glo­ry
  28. Inside Those Pear­ly Gates
  29. It’s Real, for It’s Writ­ten
  30. I’ve Rich­es Un­told
  31. Jesus and Me
  32. Jesus Can
  33. Jesus Is His Name
  34. Just Trust in Him
  35. Knock at the Door
  36. Lovely Is His Name
  37. Mansion ov­er the Hill­top
  38. Now I Know
  39. Preach the Whole Gos­pel
  40. Rocky Road
  41. Room at the Cross for You
  42. She Needs Your Pray­ers
  43. Someone For­got
  44. Suppertime
  45. Take Down Your Harp
  46. There’s On­ly One Way
  47. Thirty Pieces of Sil­ver
  48. ’Til He Comes
  49. Time and Time Again
  50. Treasures
  51. Trust Me
  52. Unto the King
  53. Unworthy
  54. We’ll Talk It Ov­er
  55. Without a Song
  56. Ye Shall Re­ceive Pow­er
  57. Yes He Knows
  58. You Can Have a Song in Your Heart
  59. Your De­ci­sion