Gospel Music Trust Fund was founded in 1983 by the late Herman Harper former member of the Oak Ridge Boys and President of The Harper Agency, a major booking agency for gospel artists. It exists to provide financial assistance, in the event of an emergency or major catastrophe, terminal or severe illness, to individuals who have derived a substantial portion of their income from the field of Gospel music.
The Gospel Music Trust Fund was developed through generous donations and fundraising activities by numerous Gospel music artists, songwriters and musicians, major music companies and publishers, and caring fans. The Trust Fund has distributed hundreds of thousands of dollars
to artists, writers, musicians and business professionals in need from all genres of Gospel music.