Lamar Campbell is a contemporary gospel songwriter and the leader of a large choir, Spirit of Praise. Before he formed Spirit of Praise in the mid-'90s, he was best known as a songwriter, writing for a number of groups, including the GMWA Women of Worship. Eventually, he gathered up a number of professional singers to form Spirit of Praise. They made their debut on Tyscot Records in 1995 with Ready. Three years later, they moved to EMI Gospel, where they released Lamar Campbell & Spirit of Praise. I Need Your Spirit followed in mid-1999, and When I Think About You was released a year later. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi