The Inspirationals Quartet has been a significant presence in gospel music since its inception in 1958, known for years as "Bob Wills & The Inspirationals." The group was managed by Bob Wills, who led it to prominence with a cast of highly talented vocalists. These artists have included notable names like Curtis Elkins, Jim Murray, Roger McDuff singing  tenor; Dale Shipley, Larry Gatlin, Jim Wesson, Jory Walden, and Gary MacSpadden as lead singers; and notable bass singers such as Big John Hall, Ray Burdett, and Jim Tucker. Each member has left an indelible mark on gospel music, contributing to the group's rich heritage.

Continuing this legacy, Bob Wills' sons have taken up the mantle. Bob Jr. serves as the Musical Director, Don brings his deep bass tones to the ensemble, and Ron adds his rich baritone voice while also acting as the group's emcee. They are joined by Ralph Green, who has been with the group since 1972, lending his powerful vocals as the lead singer. The tradition of exceptional tenor singers is maintained by John Rulapaugh, known for his full tones and storytelling through song. The latest addition to the group is Bryan Elliott, a pianist whose skills are considered unparalleled in gospel music today.

Today, these artists continue this esteemed tradition as The Inspirationals Quartet of Texas. Building on their storied heritage, they uphold the high standards set by their predecessors and continue to make a significant impact in the world of gospel music. Their collaboration and dedication to their craft ensure that the legacy of "Bob Wills & The Inspirationals" continues to resonate with audiences, both old and new, maintaining the group's prominent position in gospel music history.

Bob Wills Jr.

Musical Director

Bryan Elliott


Don Wills


Ron Wills


Ralph Green


John Rulapaugh