St. Louis native, Gregg Haynes was born to play the guitar. At the tender age of 10, he began to nurture his passion for music. Funds were not available for guitar lessons. Gregg's mother, the late Georgia Haynes laid hands on him with blessed oil and prayed that God would anoint him to play. Over the years, his skills would quickly develop as he played regularly at his dad’s church, St. Paul COGIC. Gregg’s exceptional gifting to play the guitar, coupled with his God-given anointing, opened many doors of opportunity for him.

The exuberant expressions of praise released as Haynes played, eventually led to him being dubbed as the man with the "Happy Guitar" so named by his cousin, Dr. Levi R. King, Sr.

Gregg was the accompanying guitarist for the award winning documentary film, "Say Amen Somebody" featuring Dr. Thomas A. Dorsey and many of the pioneers of gospel music. He has accompanied or recorded with many gospel greats such as Edwin Hawkins, Andrae` Crouch, Rance Allen, Kirk Franklin and the list goes on.

Haynes is also an ordained minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Elder Haynes and his lovely wife Shirley are co-presidents of the "Happy Guitar Music & Arts Foundation," a non-profit organization providing Mentorship, Music and Arts Education in the community.

Haynes has received national attention and raved reviews with 7 CDs and 3 DVDs to his credit. The latest project is entitled: "Happy Times" this CD will "Touch Your Heart and Lift Your Spirit."  
Also soon to be released "The Story Behind The Glory"  a book of Self Help and Motivation! 



Elder Gregg & Lady Shirley are co-founders of Anointed Music Ministries,  & Happy Guitar Music & Arts Foundation Inc.  The Mission is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment for music and arts education which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth. 

The Vision of Anointed Music Ministries, Inc. "is to see people of all ages and cultures come together unified and empowered by the education of the universal language of music and arts.


Anointed Music Ministries, Inc. is a Non-Profit Organization and is 501(c) (3) status

Services of AMM: 

  • Mentoring and eveloping the youth for Music & Arts Education
  • Providing entertainment for Senior citizens
  • Prison ministry
  • Annual Music & Word Conconference (including free seminars and workshops)

AMM & Happy Guitar promotes "Unity in the Community", and encourages musicians to complete each other rather than competing with each other.


 "My job is to refresh the leaders as well as the people of God"

Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.  Proverbs 3:13  

 Now bring me minstrel.  And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of  the Lord was upon him. II Kings 3:15 

And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand:  so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.  I Samuel 16:23

Haynes has repeatedly wowed the audiences across the nation. 
Playing his rendition of "He's an On Time God."





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