Walter Barnes Jr. & Men of Ministry
From the Barnyard Records CD Nothing Shall Separate (release date: May 28, 2021)

By Robert M. Marovich

What immediately struck me about “UWait2021” was not its bouncy tempo, its spirited vamp, or its earnest message of encouragement—all important—but the fact that Walter Barnes Jr. & Men of Ministry has that rarest of rarities: a bass singer. Said bass singer adds a nice touch, too. Bring bass singers back to quartet!

The song was originally released as “U Wait” on the quartet’s self-titled 2008 album. Naturally, since things do not seem to have gotten better in thirteen years, it was perfect timing to resubmit this message about trusting in God while running the long race. Just wait for your change to come. As they sing: “There ain’t no limit to what God can do.”

Formerly known as All God’s Children, Cleveland, Ohio, quartet Walter Barnes Jr. & Men of Ministry was formed in 1989.


  1. Betty Elizabeth Randolph August 31, 2021 at 8:36 am - Reply

    RIP Lee Williams and congratulations on a job that was well done!

    • LaMesa Hayes September 1, 2021 at 7:32 pm - Reply

      RIP Brother Lee this is the best sounding gospel music I ever heard in my life and I love your music I’m gonna miss buying your music but I still have all your latest and greatest to remember you by.

  2. Randolph Williams September 2, 2021 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Rip cuz

  3. Theressa Ann September 7, 2021 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    Rest In Peace ?????????? You’re were soooooo love, and indeed a joy to listen to. Will truly be miss. Be blessed my brother you have heavenly Father’s. God Bless ???????

  4. Rebekah Ramsey September 12, 2021 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    Rip Mr Lee Williams ?
    Your song” I can’t give up ” is truly a blessing to me. Thank you Mrs Williams for sharing in his Faith…..God bless you

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Written by : Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.