Larry Bean was born in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1969 and began singing and playing musical instruments in church at the age of seven. He traveled with his family's singing group, the Bean Family, where he sang and played drums, bass guitar, and later the piano.
Larry grew up listening to the Happy Goodman Family, the Hinson's, Truth, and later praise and worship leader Gary Oliver. He participated in the Church of God Teen Talent competition in the music category and, for four years, was the state winner in vocal and instrument categories. In 1989, he was a National Teen Talent winner on bass guitar.
He attended Jones Junior College for two years as a church music major. At Lee College he traveled with Danny Murray and New Harvest for one year before returning to Mississippi to attend the University of Southern Mississippi. After college, he served for two years as part-time minister of music at the Clara Church of God.
After marrying Gina in 1994, Larry served as Minister of Music at Trinity Heights Church of God in Hattiesburg, Mississippi for two years. During their time at Trinity Heights, they formed a group that traveled and sang at youth camps, Church of God camp meetings, and local churches. Larry also began to work in recording studios as a musician, singer, and producer. (He is currently the coordinator for the recording studio at the Voice of Evangelism International Ministry Center.)
From 1996 to 2001, Larry was the music pastor at the Forest Hill Church of God in Mobile, Alabama. Most recently, he served as Minster of Music at the North Cleveland Church of God for seven and a half years. This remains their home church as they step out under the covering and with the blessing of their senior pastor, Mitch Maloney.
Gina Bean was born and raised in Mississippi where she began singing around the age of three. She always had a variety of musical influences in her life, including gospel, blues, country and jazz. At age eighteen, she was presented with an opportunity to sing country music and sign with a well known record label. After much prayer and no peace, she realized this was not God's plan for her life. She declined the offer, and one year later began dating Larry, the love of her life. It then became clear what their calling would be together.
She is a singer and songwriter who currently has released four albums. She wrote the song Just One Touch, which was recorded in 2005 by southern gospel artists Karen Peck and New River on their Good to be Free album. Just One Touch climbed the charts and held the number one spot for several weeks.
Gina has made guest appearances on several Christian television networks, including Trinity Broadcasting Network, Daystar, Sky Angel, Inspiration, and Christian Television Network.
Both Larry and Gina grew up as children of pastors, where they learned about the Lord and were exposed to the anointing of God at an early age. Still today, they are faithful servants of Christ and remain in His presence by spending time in prayer, fasting, worship, and Bible study. They know that fervent and persistent prayer is a key to successful evangelism. Their love for the Lord is evident through their music and ministry.
Larry and Gina have been married to each other and in full time music ministry for the past fifteen years.