December 17, 1934, Chicago, Illinois.

Kaiser attended the American Conservatory of Music, then Northwestern University School of Music, where he earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music. In 1959, he joined Word Records as Director of Artists and Repertoire; he later became Vice-President and Director of Music there.

From 1965–70, Kaiser served as director of the Baylor Religious Hour Choir. At the same time, he and Ralph Carmichael began writing Christian rock musicals geared to reach the youth of the time. Their first musical, Tell It Like it Is, which included the song Pass It On, sold 2,500 copies, completely selling out the first run, and also selling out its second run of 100,000 copies.

Kaiser was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2001. As of 2017, he was living in Waco, Texas.

  1. Bring Back the Springtime
  2. It Only Takes a Spark
  3. Let It Ring
  4. O How He Loves You and Me
  5. Pass It On