Bishop, Lawrence


  • From Monroe, Ohio.
  • He is the founding pastor of the Solid Rock Church in Monroe.
  • He played mandolin and wrote numerous bluegrass/country gospel songs.
  • He recorded six bluegrass albums with his band and many top bluegrass musicians including Tom Adams, Adam Steffey, Clay Hess and Michael Cleveland.
  • He also breeded and sold champion quarter horses. Before founding his church, he was a quarter horse auctioneer.
  • 2007, the Lawrence Bishop Band won the ICM Award for Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year.
  • 2010, died at the age of 69.