Organized in 1974 by Dr. Sam W. Prestidge, Jr., the Singing Men of Texas® was founded as a ministry of the Texas Baptists Church Music Department.
There are six regional groups comprised primarily of ministers of music, pastors, other church or associational staff members and laymen who actively involved in the music ministry of their churches. The Singing Men of Texas® exists for the purpose of glorifying God through music, proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ, providing opportunity for Christian growth, inspiration, fellowship and mission service. The groups have participated in outreach efforts across Texas and the United States and have ministered in sermon and song around the world including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Eastern and Western Europe, China and Spain.
Today each of the six regional chapters function as partners of Texas Baptists Music & Worship team and ministers independently within their region of the state through monthly concerts, mission projects and public appearances in Denominational meetings, community events, sports functions, government gatherings and cultural opportunities with community symphonies. They have sung in numerous conferences and conventions. In 1997, one group was featured at the National Day of Prayer in Washington, D.C. Numerous recordings have been made by each Singing Men group individually and combined.
In 2000, the entire organization presented a 25th anniversary concert at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas. The group was accompanied by a full orchestra and conducted by Dr. Stephen Holcomb, Director of Choral Studies at Dallas Baptist University. In 2005 the combined groups participated in the Impact North East emphasis with the North American Mission Board and served churches in New England. In 2010 and 2012 the groups participated in 4 separate evangelistic projects at the invitation of the Ukraine Baptist Union.
The individual groups are a valuable ministry that strives to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ through music and to provide opportunities for Christian growth, inspiration, fellowship, mission service and to encourage musical excellence within the local church.
To become a member, contact the chapter nearest you for more details.