Linda McKechnie

Alfred Author-Linda McKechnie
(1941– )

Pianist, arranger and recording artist on the Brentwood Records label, Linda McKechnie has a unique musical gift and a yearning to share the joy of the Lord through her music.

Linda grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, in a very musical family and started playing the piano at age four. Her academic background includes a Bachelor of Sacred Music from Nyack College, New York. She has served Presbyterian churches in New York, Oklahoma, and Texas as organist and director of adult and children singing and ringing choirs.

Linda is recognized for her great contribution to the art of handbell ringing as a publisher of over 50 handbell titles, a clinician for handbell conferences and a past president of the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers.

As a volunteer Linda has a compassionate heart to make a difference in the lives of the functionally disabled, underprivileged and the elderly. Realizing that her music is therapeutic and heals the spirit, Linda directed the Junior League singers for five years and continues to have a great interest in music as a healing source.

Linda and her husband David have two grown children, Peter and Sheri. She plays an active leadership role at Grace Presbyterian Church, Houston, Texas, where David is pastor. Together they often lead retreats and conferences as a team utilizing the ministry of music to enhance the ministry of the Word.