When Andraé wrote his first song, at the age of 15, he was so disappointed with it that he threw it in the trash. But his twin sister, Sandra, retrieved "The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power" from the waste basket and put her brother on the path to becoming a legend in the gospel music industry. In 1966, Andraé signed a Songwriters Contract with Manna Music, Inc. His immediate success as a songwriter led Tim Spencer, President of Manna Music, to introduce him to Ralph Carmichael of Light Records. In 1969, Carmichael signed Andraé Crouch and The Disciples to Light Records and released their first album, Take the Message Everywhere. Seven albums were recorded during the group's fourteen-year tenure (before Andraé would begin a successful solo career). The hymns he penned have been translated into 21 languages and sung by countless church congregations, worldwide, every week. Andraé now pastors a church in Southern California.



Andraé was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1998.