Port Sulphur, LA (50 mi. below New Orleans, LA)
Prytania High School, New Orleans, LA
Bachelor of Music Education, Cum Laude, William Carey University, Hattiesburg, MS (Piano major; voice, minor)
Master of Church Music, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
(Piano major, organ minor, composition emphasis)
National Missionary for Creative Arts/Special Events Ministries, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, GA, 19 years
Assoc. Director of Music & Worship, SC Baptist Convention, Columbia, SC, 6 years
Minister of Music, 21+ years (KY, WV, GA, SC) Concert Artist, Clinician, Composer Currently serving: Minister of Music, Milledge Avenue Baptist Church, Athens, GA (since Nov. 3, 2014)
Since 1971; first piece published in 1977; ASCAP member since 1980
Recent anthems at www.shawneepress.com (type Tom Eggleston in search box)
Anthem website: www.scoreexchange.com/profiles/tomeggleston (200+ anthems in 40 categories
"I Gaze Upon the Wondrous Cross” (Hymn #187, Celebrating Grace Hymnal, March, 2010.
Published dozens of anthems with publishers Word, Lillenas, Shawnee Press, Lifeway
Areas of Interest:
Composing original anthems, hymns, songs, hymn arranging; children's songs & stories.
Playing the ocarina (a globular flute), piano, trumpet; balloon sculpting; hula hooping; exercising.