Wayne received Christ as his Lord and Savior when he was 14 years old. After attending his first Southern Gospel music concert featuring The Mighty Kingsmen, Wayne knew instantly that he wanted to be involved in music ministry. The door opened for him to join a local group called the Oakwood boys, where he served as their drummer. Wayne would go on to play drums for various groups, but it wasn’t until he was is his early thirties that he began singing on stage with his family. As they say, the rest is history.
Group owner David Folenius shares, “When my wife, Lisa, and I started this ministry, we planned to operate as a duet. Little did we know that God had another plan, and we could not be more thrilled about it. It is amazing to look back and see how God has orchestrated every detail. From the first time we sang together, everything immediately clicked, and he really rounds out our sound.”
While each member of Folenius has their own part that they hold down, this trio has no weak link. Just like David and Lisa, Wayne is also a seasoned feature vocalist, and you will hear his identifiable, rich baritone voice spotlighted on several of Folenius’ songs.
Wayne and his wife, Becky, make their home In Ola, Arkansas, and will celebrate 40 years of marriage next year. They are members of the Ola Freewill Baptist Church, where Wayne serves as deacon. Wayne and Becky have three kids and several grandchildren. Wayne’s favorite singer happens to be his son, Justin Morphis, who has been recognized as one of Southern Gospel Music’s most incredible voices. When you hear Wayne sing, you will identify that the apple did not fall far from the tree.
You don’t have to spend much time with Wayne to sense his love for Christ, or to recognize his sincerity and passion to reach the lost and encourage believers. His charismatic and bubbly personality makes him a joy to be around. Once you get to hear this man sing, you are sure to fall in love with Mr. Wayne Morphis!
Favorite Food: Mexican and deer meat (LOL)
Favorite Scripture: And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. - Romans 8:28
Favorite Hobbies: hunting and fishing