“Trust In The LORD Forever, for The LORD, The LORD Is The Rock Eternal!” Isaiah 26:4
The Kramers are a national and international gospel music family group currently touring and ministering at 150 events per year. Members are D. Scott Kramer (vocals, guitar, keyboards) Rachel West Kramer (vocals), Maria Kramer Wolfe (daughter – vocals, ukulele, mandolin, piano, guitar) and Ben Wolfe (bass guitar). They booked for ministry events through Michael Davis with the Dominion Agency.
The Kramers have shared the concert platform at the Gaither Fall Festival and the National Quartet Convention. Rachel West Kramer sang at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. with President George W. Bush and First Lady, Laura Bush in attendance. Rachel has also sang solos and duets in the modern oratorio, “Saviour” with Larnelle Harris and Steve Green. Rachel and Maria have also provided music on four Holy Land trips to Israel.
The Kramers have released their first family project (11 songs) entitled, “Revive Us Again”. This project includes several of Nashville’s finest musicians, arrangers, producers and audio engineers. It features a wonderful collection of inspiring hymns and southern gospel classics.
Rachel West Kramer has released five solo CD projects including the critically acclaimed release, “Majestic Glory” (January, 2015), which features 10 new arrangements by world-renowned arranger, David T. Clydesdale and music performed by The Nashville String Machine.
For 23 years now, The Kramers have hosted the popular RiverLife Gospel Music Cruises aboard the Spirit of Peoria Riverboat along Peoria, Illinois’ beautiful riverfront.
Also traveling with The Kramers is their son, Weston. At age two, he was diagnosed as having autism. The Kramer family is grateful for his special life and the unique ways in which the LORD uses Weston in and through their lives and ministry.
People are uplifted by this family’s genuine passion for the LORD, for the Word of God and for others to know true freedom in Christ.
D. Scott Kramer
In addition to being a musician, vocalist and manger with The Kramers, D. Scott Kramer formally produced the nationally and internationally syndicated radio program, “Good News Music Radio with Woody Wright”, which was broadcast in 32 states and 11 countries (200 stations and translators). Two live concert DVDs and CDs based on the radio program have been released. The latest project, “Victory In Jesus” was released in the summer of 2015 with all of the post-production work being done at Gaither Studios.
Rachel West Kramer
Along with being a vocalist in The Kramers, Rachel West Kramer has released five solo CD projects including the critically acclaimed release, “Majestic Glory” (January, 2015), which features 10 new arrangements by world-renowned arranger, David T. Clydesdale and music performed by The Nashville String Machine!
As a wife, mother, friend and Christian artist, Rachel possesses a genuine love and compassion for others as she communicates powerfully through song and spoken words. Her heart for the LORD and her steadfast walk with Him is evident as she proclaims His love and truth not only in her music but also in her everyday life.
Maria Kramer Wolfe
Maria Kramer Wolfe is the daughter of Scott and Rachel and is no stranger to gospel music. From the tender age of four she began performing in front of people. Now at the age of twenty-one, she is full-time in ministry. Maria is thankful for every ministry opportunity and speaks for several youth and women events around the country. Anyone who meets Maria would describe her as a joyful, loving person who has a genuine heart for serving others.
Maria is a versatile artist, playing five instruments while also singing many different genres of music. Through classical music, southern Gospel and inspirational, her heart and mission in life is to spread the Gospel to as many people as possible and share the hope and love of Jesus. Maria and her husband, Ben Wolfe were married on December 12, 2016 and reside in Washington, Illinois.
Ben Wolfe married Maria Kramer Wolfe in December, 2016 and joined The Kramers as their new bass player! He is from Morristown, TN and is also a full-time graphic design artist. Being the son of Gospel singer/musician, Gerald Wolfe, he has grown up loving this industry. Anyone who meets Ben would describe him as the nicest, most genuine person that has a tender heart for The Lord.
More bio information on The Kramers:
Past work experience: Both Scott and Rachel served on staff at their home church, Grace Presbyterian in Peoria, IL – Scott was the Director of Communications and Rachel was the Administrative Assistant of Music Ministry. As a married couple, Scott and Rachel have been in music and speaking ministry since 1995.
Hosting RiverLife Gospel Music Dinner Cruises: In 1996, Scott and Rachel began hosting outreach cruises aboard the Spirit of Peoria Riverboat called RiverLife. Now in its 23rd season of lunch concert cruises, nearly every excursion is sold out to capacity and is an unique platform for the Kramer’s to share the message of God’s love and salvation with every guest in attendance.
Hands of Love Ministry: In 1998, they founded the non-profit evangelistic outreach organization, Hands of Love Ministry and went full-time in 2000. Currently, they share in upwards to 150 events per year. The Kramer’s possess a genuine passion and love for the LORD, hearts for people to know Christ personally and a desire to refresh and encourage believers in their faith journeys.
Praise and Worship Leaders/Bible Studies: For twelve years, Scott and Rachel led praise and worship in their home church, Grace Presbyterian in Peoria, IL which airs their worship services on weekly television and radio broadcasts. Rachel and her daughter Maria were privileged to lead ongoing Women’s Bible Studies. This Bible Study first started in their living room in 2005 and continues to be a very fruitful part of this ministry! Each week, approximately 75 women of all ages, backgrounds and denominations gather weekly to pursue God through the pages of His Holy Word.
National Prayer Breakfast: In 2003, Rachel traveled to Washington, DC with the Grace Singers and was privileged to sing “How Great Thou Art” at the National Prayer Breakfast with President George W. and First Lady Bush in attendance.
Recording Projects: Once they completed and released her first solo album, Redeeming Love, Scott and Rachel began working on her new Christmas album, On This Silent Holy Night. Then, the following fall, they released Jesus Is Calling – Hymns to Draw Us Nearer album. The worship album, Resounding Joy, released in January, 2012. In the fall of 2012, they hosted a Good News Music Radio Concert in Louisville, KY and released the LIVE recording of the concert entitled, Rise Up, Rejoice! in 2013. Rachel has released a new project arranged by David T. Clydesdale entitled, Majestic Glory. This was released in January, 2015 along the LIVE recording of the Good News Music Radio concert taped in Anderson, IN entitled, Victory in Jesus! The Kramers have now released a brand new family project, Revive Us Again, which was released in March 2016.
Hands of Love Ministry
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