AdVantage News | Tayhlor Sims
Dan Enloe has been singing in churches across the country for 40 years.
The beautiful tenor of Dan Enloe stirred the souls of people at a Sunday worship service at a church in Wood River.
Enloe poured out his heart singing the words of the inspiring Gospel hymn “How Great Thou Art.”
The congregation responded with applause and “Amens” to Enloe’s uplifting song portraying the love of Jesus Christ.
For 40 years, Enloe’s talented voice has been singing a message of the saving grace of Jesus Christ in churches and across the country.
The gospel singer stirs the hearts of people with a variety of music, from historic hymns of the church to upbeat contemporary Gospel tunes.
Enloe said his voice is a ministry from God to show people the way to a faith in Christ.
He was born in the historic Lincoln Addition of Wood River in a musical family, the son of Dorothy and Clifton Enloe.
He grew up in a home filled with the happy sounds of music. Enloe listened to his father play songs on the strings of his guitar.
“My father loved to hear famous country music guitarists Chet Atkins play Gospel songs,” Enloe said.
His father was well known for his skill in building new guitars.
Enloe, his sister, Charlotte, and four brothers sat in the pews of the Assembly of God Church in Wood River and listened to their mother and father sing duets of historic Gospel songs.
His father, Clifton Enloe, was well known in Wood River, where he cut hair at the popular Enloe’s barber shop.
Dan Enloe and his brothers, David, Neal, Bob and Phil, drew applause singing Gospel tunes in churches throughout the country.
David Enloe sang with the Keystones. Neal showed his talent with the Courier Singers, Bob and Phil are popular Gospel artists.
Dan Enloe and the Enloe Gospel Trio featuring Gary Booher and Richard Wolfe are winning the hearts of people with their musical concerts.
Enloe and his trio can be contacted for singing concerts at email@example.com or Enloe’s cell phone (618) 334-0896.
Enloe graduated in 1967 from East Alton-Wood River High School.
His talented voice as a Gospel singer blossomed early in his teenage years. The 18-year-old singer was invited to tour with the Lancers, an award-winning Gospel group in Tennessee.
Enloe’s singing career was briefly interrupted in 1969 when he was drafted in the Army.
He was sent to Vietnam in a radio operation on a 3,600-foot mountain military installation.
Back in the United States in Fort Benning, Ga., he was invited to sing in a 50-voice Army choir.
“We toured and sang popular music and patriotic songs,” Enloe said.
In his musical career, Enloe toured the Midwest with the Commanders singing group. He also sang with the Eastman Quartet in a tour to Canada.
Locally, Enloe’s voice was heard with Fred Church and the Spirituals across the country.
His voice inspires people with the love of God and the hope for tomorrow.
One of Enloe’s favorite Gospel tunes is a song about joy in the Lord.
“The words of the song are inspiring to people who hear it. The words I sing tell a beautiful story that beyond every cloud the sun is shining.”