This study explores, analyses and discusses the development and evolution of Zimbabwean gospel music from 1980 up to 2007. A general overview of gospel music in Zimbabwe is given and relevant literature on gospel music is reviewed. Selected Zimbabwean gospel musicians and their music are discussed. This study mainly employs the survey method in which questionnaires, observation and document''s review and analysis are used as instruments of data collection.Gender issues and the effects of foreign and indigenous music on Zimbabwean gospel music are explored and analysed. Political and socio-economic influences on Zimbabwean gospel music are the main focus. Socio-economic hardships crept in as a result of the government''s implementation of neo-liberal economic reforms and the government soon found itself confronted by a multitude of gospel musicians criticizing its policies and malpractices. Works of various gospel artistes are used as evidence.Research results are presented, interpreted and analysed and these provide implications on the future success of Zimbabwean gospel music. Recommendations on the development of Zimbabwean gospel music are also given.