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Dr. Lee Hinson

Professor of Church Music
Worship and Music


Dr. Hinson has been writing about church music and worship since 1993 and has had articles published in periodicals such as The Choral Journal, Church Musician Today, and the Midwestern Journal of Theology. The latter publication contains his recent article, "Leadership of the Church Choir: An Examination of the Connection to Biblical and Historical Models with Implications for the 21st Century." For over seventeen years, he has been the regular writer for the opening article of The Music Stand, a choir directors' quarterly magazine contained in the Glory Songs Kit published by LifeWay Church Resources. Soon to be published will be a chapter in a festschrift honoring the retirement Dr. Harry Eskew from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. The chapter is titled "In Defense of Change: Crucible of the Church's Song."

Dr. Hinson is an active supply worship leader and conference speaker, and is a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Shawnee. He is also the director of the OBU University Ringers.


  • B.M.E., Baylor University
  • M.M., East Texas State University (now Texas A & M, Commerce)
  • M.A.R.E., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • D.M.A., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Dissertation: "An Investigation of Common Stylistic Traits Found in Selected Sacred Choral Works of Randall Thompson and Virgil Thomson"

Courses Taught

  • CHMU 1703 Leading Worship with Guitar
  • CHMU 2011 Handbell  Literature and Techniques
  • CHMU 2100 Introduction to Music and Worship Minsitry
  • CHMU 3472 Age Groups in Music Ministry
  • CHMU Music Theory for the Worship Leader


  • American Choral Directors Association
  • Handbell Musicians of America
  • Baptist Church Music Conference
  • Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma
  • The CenturyMen

Selected Publications

Selected Articles from The Music Stand

"Teaching Music to Your Choir: Part One, How Do They Learn?" (Winter 2002-2003)

"Teaching Music to Your Choir: Part Two, Using Their Learning Styles" (Spring 2003)

"Practice Tips for Practice Tracks" (Winter 2004-2005)

"The Arch-Shaped Rehearsal: A Plan for Effective Choir Practice" (Spring 2006)

"Conducting Your Choir: Part Four, Releases" (Summer 2007)

“Energy in Choir Rehearsals:  Sapping It or Instilling It” (Summer 2013)

“LifeWay Worship, the Worship Sets, and Your Choir” (Fall 2013)

“Multigenerational Choirs: What Would It Look Like?” (Spring 2016)