Bio

Most people know Armond Morales from decades of hearing his velvety-smooth voice as the bass vocalist in The Imperial’s original quartet.  Everywhere they sang, Armond would receive highly enthusiastic responses from the audience when he would break into a solo part.  His unique sound was, and is, unparalleled – and his God-given talent is being used today, all for the glory of our Lord!

Armond’s ministry remains strong, with a dedicated heart toward healing and encouragement. The accolades, nor the crowds of people, have ever been – nor ever will be – the focus; Jesus is.  Through the anointing of the Holy Spirit, Armond has been instrumental in seeing thousands of lives saved, changed and delivered, and his desire is to see this increase.  He truly “…presses on toward the goal of winning the prize for which God has called him… in Christ Jesus,” using all of what God has entrusted to him.

Partnering with Armond in his current ministry is his wife Bonnie. Along with other members’ wives in the group, Bonnie traveled with The Imperials for over 13 years, being a strong spiritual support and praying with many people for salvation and healing. She finds great joy in sharing her miracle healing testimony with the hope of encouraging others to stand in faith believing God for their needs.  Together, Armond and Bonnie form an outstanding couple who have learned to wholly trust in God for every imaginable situation life can present, and with the comfort and strength He has imparted to them, continue to minister victorious life to others.

Their history is rich with what anyone would consider great success.  Some interesting statistics about Armond’s life with The Imperials include:

  • Won 4 Grammy Awards – nominated 13 times
  • The Imperials had four albums ranked in the top fifty Christian albums of all time by Billboard in the 90’s. One More Song For You (#15), Priority (#13), The Very Best Of (#37), and Heed The Call (#39). Priority was the highest ranked album by any Group on the list.
  • The Imperials received the first Dove Award for Male Group Of The Year at the inception of The Gospel Music Association in 1969. They received various nominations every year until 1988 when they received the Group Of The Year Dove Award.
  • Won 13 Dove Awards – nominated 58 times
  • The Imperials had 17 #1 Songs
  • 1998 Inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame
  • The Song, Oh Buddha, was #1 on all three Christian Charts, Contemporary, Southern Gospel and Inspirational for weeks
  • Performed with Jimmy Dean, Elvis Presley, Carol Channing and Pat Boone
  • Recorded the “Daniel Boone” theme song for the hit tv series in 1964
  • Appeared in a movie with Elvis Presley called “That’s The Way It Is”
  • Armond has recorded 42 Albums and 463 Songs just with The Imperials, not counting the 14 years he sang with The Weatherfords and the numerous albums he recorded with them and other Artists. It’s safe to say he has recorded over 1,000 songs!
  • Traveled to 22 countries: United Kingdom ~ Canada ~ Finland ~ Denmark ~ Norway ~ Sweden ~ Holland ~ Bahamas ~ Jamaica ~ Faeroe Island ~ Germany ~ East Germany ~ Hong Kong ~ Singapore ~ Philippines ~Haiti ~ France ~ Israel ~ Zimbabwe ~ South Africa ~ Puerto Rico ~ Ireland
  • National television appearances:  Grammy Awards (the first Christian group to appear) 700 Club ~ Trinity Broadcasting Network ~ Praise The Lord ~ 100 Huntley Street ~ 20/20 ~ The Mike Douglas Show ~ The Merv Griffith Show ~ The Joey Bishop Show ~ CNN/Take Two ~ Acts TV Network ~ TNN Nashville Network ~ The Magnificent Gospel Music Machine

Regardless of these attainments and significant events, Armond and Bonnie affirm that the greatest reward in their lives is seeing people moved by the presence of the Holy Spirit, and, as they have many times, seeing lives literally changed by His power.