Tom Fettke holds degrees from Oakland City College and California State
University at Hayward. He holds a California Lifetime Music Credential
in Secondary Music. For a number of years he taught vocal music in California's
public school systems. He was a church choir director and minister of
music in churches large and small for over 30 years. He was also Director
of Choral Activities and Supervisor of Music for the Redwood Christian
School System in Castro Valley, California.
He is in considerable demand as a guest conductor, clinician
and workshop leader. Tom is also a composer, arranger and producer of
music and recordings for the church and school. His published works and
recordings number in the hundreds. His classic choral work, The Majesty and Glory of Your Name is sung by thousands of church and school choirs
throughout the world.
Tom was the creator and Senior Editor of The Hymnal for
Worship and Celebration. Since it's release in 1986 over three million
copies have been placed in the pews of today's church. He is also the
Senior Editor of The Celebration Hymnal, a joint venture of Integrity
Music, Inc. and Word Music, Inc. It is being heralded as one of the most
innovative "tools" for ministry in the history of the Church.
Tom and his wife Jan reside in Brentwood, Tennessee. They
have two married sons and seven grandchildren.