A singer, composer, musician, and more, Rev. Dan Willis released his solo debut album, Daniel, around Christmas time in 1997. Most of his recording career has been served with the Pentecostals of Chicago, also known as simply POC. The group's first album was Bridging the Gap, released in 1991. A number of other full-length offerings followed.
Dan Willis was born in Hannibal, MO. His family moved from there to Chicago, IL, when he was very young. He was raised with a love for God and for music. When he was 16, a trying age for many youths, Willis became the pastor of a small church. Around 1990, he formed the Pentecostals of Chicago choir. It was the fulfillment of a dream for him. The gospel choir comprises more than a 100 members, bringing together the rich and the poor, the African-American, the Hispanic, the Caucasian, and the Asian, all with the goal and joy of sharing the gospel word through song. With Willis as director, the POC choir has performed throughout much of the United States, as well as taking its message to various other countries. Willis has also toured through many of the same territories, appearing solo, as well as with many other great gospel artists.
Some of the songs Rev. Dan Willis has recorded include "Here's Where Broken Hearts Go," "You Can Put Your Trust in God," "Good Things Happen When you Praise the Lord," "Ain't It Good to Be So Satisfied," "You Just Can't Make It Without Christ," and "I Need to Be Close to You."