Mark Edwards

Mark Edwards

Book Presentation
Mark Edwards served as Minister of Music at First Baptist Church, Nashville, Tennessee for thirty years. He "retired" in October, 2007 and became the Vice-President of Celebrating Grace, Inc. Mark shepherded the production of the Celebrating Grace Hymnal (released in March, 2010) and led the committee of composers and arrangers that produced more than 1500 choral, orchestral, and keyboard accompaniments for congregational singing. In July, 2013, Mark retired from Celebrating Grace, but remains as an advisor and consultant for many of the Celebrating Grace projects and products.

During his extended music ministry in Nashville, Mark was a frequent choral clinician, conference leader, adjunct college instructor, literary writer and musical arranger. Much of the focus of his music ministry has been congregational singing. His numerous published works include a textbook on congregational singing and dozens of hymn settings for congregation, choir, vocalists, piano and organ. He has served on two hymnal committees, presided over the Baptist Church Music Conference, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s School of Music. Mark is south Texan, educated at Howard Payne University and Southwestern Seminary.

2016 Breakout Sessions

Mark's session description will appear here when finalized.