Kirk Franklin Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Songs


Kirk Franklin is an award-winning American gospel singer, songwriter, and rapper. He is also a choir director known for leading urban gospel and Christian R&B ensembles such as One Nation Crew. Some of his other popular songs include I Smile and My Life Is in Your Hands.

How old is He? – Age

Franklin is 54 years old as of 2024. He was born on January 26, 1970, in Fort Worth, Texas, United States, where he also grew up.

How tall is He? – Height

He stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m) tall.

Mother, Father, and Siblings – Family

Franklin was born to his parents in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. Unfortuantely, he was abandoned by his mother as a baby hence getting to be raised by his aunt, Gertrude Franklin. However, he has not disclosed his father’s and mother’s identites to the public yet. Likewise, it is still unclear whether he has any siblings or not.


Kirk enrolled at Oscar Dean Wyatt High School where he pursued music and piano lessons at the age of four. During this time, it is known that his excelled in playing by ear, reading, and writing music.

Is He Married? – Wife

Franklin is currently married to his lovely wife, Tammy Collins, since 1996. She is the co-host of the IRL W/Tammy X Carrington which airs on The One TV and SiriusXM. Previously, she worked as a makeup artist prior to her marriage.

Gospel Singer Kirk Franklin Photo
Gospel Singer Kirk Franklin Photo


Kirk and his wife Tammie have been blessed with four children. They are; Kerrion, Caziah, Kennedy, and Carrington Franklin.

Music Career

Franklin is a vastly recognized gospel singer, songwriter, and rapper. He is widely known as the Reigning King of Urban Gospel by Variety Magazine. Likewise, he is one of the Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame’s inaugural inductees.

Most noteworthy, he was signed by the fledgling GospoCentric Records label alsong with his “The Family” voice choir. During this time, the group released their Kirk Franklin & The Family debut album. As a result, the albulm ranked as No. 1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart for 42 weeks.

Furthermore, it was on the gospel music charts such as the R&B charts for almost two years and sold over a million units. He also served as the host of Sunday Best on the BET original series. Afterward, he co-hosted The American Bible Challenge with Jeff Foxworthy on GSN.

On the other hand, he is a choir director known for his work on God’s Property Christian R&B ensemble. He also led urban contemporary gospel group such as One Nation Crew and The Family. In addition, he made several guest appearances on the Sister, Sister hit television sitcom.

Net Worth

Franklin has an estimated net worth of $8 Million.


  • My Life Is in Your Hands
  • I Smile
  • Love Theory
  • Stomp
  • Now Behold the Lamb
  • Fear Is Not My Future
  • Melodies From Heaven
  • Give Me
  • Wanna Be Happy?
  • Revolution
  • Why We Sing
  • The Storm Is over Now
  • Lean on Me
  • More Than I Can Bear


  • 20 Grammy Awards
  • 22 Dove Awards
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