Kirk Franklin Bio, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Net Worth, Songs

Kirk Franklin
Kirk Franklin

Kirk Franklin Biography

Kirk Franklin is a famous American choir director, songwriter, and gospel singer best known for his urban contemporary gospel choir songs. Some of his great projects are, God’s property, One Nation Crew, among many others.

In addition, Kirk won several awards including 15 Grammy Awards. Franklin is often titled the “ruling King of Urban Gospel”. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Franklin was brought up by his aunt, Gertrude after his mother abandoned him as a baby. She recycled aluminum cans to put food on the table and also earn little for Kirk to have piano lessons from the age of four.

At the age of 7, Franklin received his first contract to record, a chance his aunt turned down. He then joined the church choir and became music director of the Mt. Rose Baptist adult choir at the tender age of eleven.


However, he rebelled during his teenage despite his spiritual upbringing. In an effort to keep him off trouble, his grandma organized an audition for him at a professional youth conservatory associated with a local University. Kirk was accepted but had to deal with a girlfriend’s pregnancy later leading to his expulsion from school for ill behavior.

It is also evident that Kirk studied music with Jewell Kelly and the Singing Chaparrals at Oscar Dean Wyatt High School. Due to his self-drive and passion, Frank ultimately became the pianist for the choir.

At the age of 15, Kirk turned back to the church where he directed the church choir. He also established a gospel group, The Humble Hearts, a group that recorded one of Franklin’s compositions. This got the attention of many in the gospel industry including the gospel music legend, Milton Bigham, the musical director of the Georgia Mass Choir.

Kirk Franklin Age

How old is Kik Franklin? Kirk is 53 years old as of 2023. He was born on January 26, 1970, in Fort Worth, Texas, the United States of America. In addition, Kirk celebrates his birthday on January 26th every year.

Kirk Franklin Wife

Kirk is happily married to his long-time friend and wife, Tammy Collins since January 20, 1996. The couple each already had a child from their previous relationship when they married. Up to date, the duo lives together with love and harmony.

Kirk Franklin Children

Kirk and Tammy, who married in 1996, are blessed with four children in total. The duo shares two children, Kennedy and Caziah. Moreover, their son Kerrion is the eldest of Franklin’s children as she is from Kirk’s previous relationship. Carrington, on the other hand, is Tammy’s daughter from a previous relationship whom Kirk adopted.

Kirk Franklin Daughter | Carrington

Franklin’s daughter, Carrington engaged to Maxx Nakwaasah in October 2015. Their ceremony was held in Fort Worth, Texas, the United States which was officiated by Kirk, double-tasking as the father and the officiating pastor as well.

Kirk Franklin Net Worth

Kirk has an estimated Net Worth of $85 million. His income is mainly attributed to his career as a choir director, gospel singer, songwriter, and author.

Kirk Songs

  • 1993 “Why We Sing”
  • 1995 “Now Behold the Lamb”
  • 1996 “Melodies from Heaven”
  • 1997 “Stomp” (with God’s Property featuring Cheryl “Salt” James)
  • 1998 “Lean on Me” (featuring Mary J. Blige, Bono, R. Kelly, Crystal Lewis & The Family)
  • 1999 “Gonna Be a Lovely Day”
  • 2000 “Nobody” (with 1NC)
  • 2002 “Brighter Day”
  • 2005 “Looking for You”
  • 2006 “Imagine Me”
  • “Look at Me Now”
  • 2007 “Declaration (This is It)”
  • 2008 “Jesus”
  • “I Smile”
  • 2011 “A God Like You”
  • “Before I Die”
  • 2015 “Wanna Be Happy?”
  • 2016 “123 Victory”
  • 2017 “My World Needs You”
  • “Love Theory”
  • 2019 “Just for Me”
  • “OK”

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