Dr. Michael D. Sharp
Dr. Michael D. SharpProfessor of Worship Studies
North Georgia Hub

Office: 1000 Johnson Ferry Road, C-115, Marietta, GA
Office Phone: (770) 321-1606, extension 234
Fax: (770) 321-5363
Home Phone:
E-Mail: msharp@nobts.edu

Education

  • B.M., Ouachita Baptist University
  • M.C.M., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Teaching Experience

  • Professor of Worship Studies, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2007-present)
  • Associate Professor of Music Theory and Piano, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2001-2007)
  • Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Piano, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (1996-2001)
  • Assistant Professor of Music, Brewton Parker College (1993-1996)
  • Professor of Church Music, Venezuela Baptist Theological Seminary, Los Teques, Venezuela (1988-1993)
  • Research and Teaching Assistant, Louisiana State University (1986-1988)

Teaching Specializations

  • Worship Studies
  • Composition
  • Piano
  • Music Technology

Ministry Experience

  • Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA, Interim Choral Director
  • Sandy Plains Baptist Church, Marietta, GA, Worship Pastor
  • First Baptist Church, Picayune, MS, Interim Worship Pastor
  • Colonial Heights Baptist Church, Jackson, MS, Interim Worship Pastor
  • First Baptist Church, Biloxi, MS, Interim Worship Pastor
  • First Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA, Interim Worship Pastor
  • First Baptist Church, Gulfport, MS, Interim Worship Pastor
  • Northpoint Community Church, Covington, LA, Worship Pastor
  • First Baptist Church, Collins, GA, Worship Pastor
  • First Baptist Church, Birmingham, AL, Interim Worship Pastor
  • La Rosaleda Baptist Mission, San Antonio de los Altos, Venezuela, Missionary Pastor
  • Faith Baptist Church, Baker, LA, Worship Pastor
  • Eastern Hills Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC, Worship Pastor/Youth Pastor

Publications

Choral Compositions/Arrangements

  • I Stand Amazed (SAB/SATB anthem), Monarch Music, 2008
  • Follow the Star (SATB anthem), Monarch Music, 2008
  • You Are Worthy to Be Praised (SATB anthem), Monarch Music, 2007
  • He Rolled Away the Stone (SATB anthem), Monarch Music, 2004
  • Come, With Glad Thanksgiving (SATB anthem), Brookfield Press, 2004
  • Gloria in Excelsis Deo (SATB anthem), Belwin-Mills, 2004
  • Silent Night (SATB anthem), arrangement commissioned for and recorded by the Arkansas Masters' Singers, October 2002, to be published by Monarch Music, 2004
  • Take These Hands (congregational hymn) commissioned for the 2003 National Keyboard Symposium, sponsored by Lifeway Christian Resources and South Carolina Baptist Convention, 2003
  • Come to the Prince of Peace (SATB choral anthem), Belwin, 2002
  • The Shelter of the Lord (SATB choral anthem), Belwin, 2002
  • Prepare the Way (SATB choral anthem), Belwin, 2002
  • Faith, Hope, and Love (SATB choral anthem), Belwin, 2002
  • He Left the Music of Heaven (SATB choral anthem), Monarch Music, 2003
  • Every Single One (SATB choral anthem), Shawnee Press, 2003
  • His Grace Is Greater (SATB choral anthem), Monarch Music, 2002
  • Advent Canon (SATB choral anthem), Brookfield Press, 2002
  • Praise Canon (SATB choral anthem), Brookfield Press, 2001
  • Blessed Be Your Name (SATB choral anthem), Monarch Music, 2001
  • Blameless Heart (SATB choral anthem), Belwin-Mills, 2001
  • With Heads Held High (SATB choral anthem), Belwin-Mills, 2001
  • Jesus, Shepherd of My Soul (SATB choral anthem), Belwin-Mills, 2001
  • Worship the Lord (SATB choral anthem), Belwin-Mills, 2001
  • Search Me, O God (SATB choral anthem), Belwin-Mills, 2001
  • At the Cross (SATB choral anthem), Belwin-Mills, 2000
  • Heaven’s Bread, Heaven’s Cup (SATB choral anthem), Belwin-Mills, 2000
  • Our Lord Embraced the Cross (SATB choral anthem), Brookfield Press, 2000
  • You Keep Me Singing (SATB choral anthem), Belwin Mills, 1999
  • How Amazing (SATB choral anthem), Shawnee Press, 1999
  • What a Faithful Friend (SATB choral anthem), Belwin Mills, 1999

Keyboard Compositions/Arrangements

  • Eternal Praise (a solo piano collection featuring nine arrangements) Lillenas Publishing, 2006)
  • "Angels We Have Heard on High" (piano duet), Pedalpoint, (Winter 2002)
  • “Glory to His Name” (keyboard ensemble), Pedalpoint 17, no. 4 (Summer 1998)
  • My All in All (a collection of hymn arrangements for piano/synthesizer) (Genevox Music, 2002)
  • Joyous Adoration (an arrangement for multiple keyboards) (forthcoming: Ogilvy Music)
  • “My Jesus, I Love Thee” (Multi-keyboard arrangement) in Pedalpoint, vol. 20, no. 4, 25-29, Lifeway, Summer 2001
  • “Allegro Doxologia” (Multi-keyboard arrangement), Ogilvy Music, Summer 2001
  • “Fantasia on Joy to the World” (Multi-keyboard arrangement) in Pedalpoint, vol. 20, no. 2, pages 7-14. Lifeway, Winter 2000
  • Fantasia on Old ONE HUNDREDTH- an arrangement for multiple keyboards (Ogilvy Music, 2000)
  • “This Is My Father’s World” (keyboard duet), Pedalpoint 19, no. 3 (Spring 2000)
  • “Father, Son, Holy Spirit” (piano-organ duet), Pedalpoint 19, no. 4 (Summer 2000)
  • “Hiding in Thee” (handbells/piano), Handbells 15, no. 1 (Fall 1999)
  • “Glory Be to God On High” (synthesizer ensemble), Young Musicians 29, no. 4 (Summer 1999)
  • “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” (synthesizer ensemble), Young Musicians 29, no. 4 (Summer 1999)
  • “Brethren, We Have Met to Worship” (keyboard ensemble), Pedalpoint 18, no. 2 (Winter 1998-99)
  • “Send the Light” (keyboard ensemble), Pedalpoint 18, no. 1(Fall 1998)
  • “Glory to His Name” (keyboard ensemble), Pedalpoint 17, no. 4 (Summer 1998)
  • “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need” (keyboard ensemble), Pedalpoint 17, no. 2 (Winter 1997-98)
  • “Sanctum,” Pedalpoint 17, no. 1(Fall 1997), Nashville: Broadman Press,1997.
  • “Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy” (piano/organ duet), Pedalpoint (Jan-Mar 1997) Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman Press, 1997.
  • “Oh, How Good Is Christ the Lord” (piano/organ duet), Pedalpoint (Oct-Dec 1996). Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman Press, 1996.
  • “Christmas Has Its Cradle,” Pedalpoint (Oct-Dec 1996). Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman Press,1996.
  • “Jesus, How I Trust Him,” Pedalpoint (Oct-Dec 1989). Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman Press, 1989.
  • “Redeemed,” Pedalpoint (Jan-Mar 1990). Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman Press, 1989.
  • “Tell Me the Story of Jesus” in I Come to Thee. Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman Press, 1989.
  • “Crown Him with Many Crowns” (free harmonization for piano/organ), Pedalpoint (Jan-Mar 1987). Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman Press, 1987.
  • “More About Jesus," in I Love Thee. Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman Press, 1986.
  • “We Shall Walk Through the Valley,” The Church Pianist (July1986). Dayton, Ohio: Lorenz Publishing Company, 1986.
  • “Just As I Am/Take My Life, Lead Me, Lord," Pedalpoint (Jan-Mar 1986). Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman Press, 1985 (reprinted in Amazing Grace, Broadman, 1988).
  • “I’m Just a Poor, Wayfaring Stranger,” Pedalpoint (Jan-Mar 1983). Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman Press, 1982. (reprinted in Take My Life, and Let It Be, Broadman, 1984.)
  • "Once in Royal David’s City," Pedalpoint (Oct-Dec 1984). Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman Press, 1984 (reprinted in His Eye Is on the Sparrow, Broadman, 1984).
  • “Alas, and Did My Savior Bleed," Pedalpoint (Jan-Mar 1984). Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman Press, 1983.
  • “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian," Pedalpoint (Jan-Mar 1984). Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman Press, 1983.

Conference Leader/Guest Lecturer

  • Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions
  • Arkansas Baptist Convention, Music and Worship Department
  • Baptist General Convention of Texas, Music and Worship Department
  • Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Worship and Music
  • Georgia Baptist Convention, Music and Worship Department
  • Glorieta Church Music Week, Lifeway
  • Gulf Coast Baptist Association, Gulfport, MS
  • Hawaii Baptist Convention
  • Kentucky Baptist Convention, Worship/Music Department
  • Liberty University, Center for Worship
  • Louisiana Baptist Convention, Music and Worship Department
  • Mississippi Baptist Convention Board, Church Music Department
  • National Keyboard Symposium, Lifeway Christian Resources
  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Church Music Symposium
  • Pine Mountain Baptist Association, Hamilton, GA
  • Ridgecrest Church Music Week, Lifeway
  • Samford University
  • South Carolina Baptist Convention, Worship/Music Department
  • Southern Baptist Church Music Conference
  • Southwest Baptist University, Music Department
  • Yamaha Corporation Keyboard Technology National Seminar
  • Baptist Theological Institute "Santiago Hickey", Moneterrey, Mexico
  • Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary
  • Cameroon Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Costa Rica Baptist Theological Seminary
  • G. H. Lacy Baptist Theological Seminary, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Mexican Baptist Theological Seminary, Lomas Verdes, Mexico
  • National Worship Leaders' Retreat, Yumuri, Cuba
  • Pastors' Conference, Yumuri, Cuba
  • R. Ocana Baptist Seminary, Havana, Cuba

Professional Affiliations

  • Southern Baptist Church Music Conference
  • American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers

Personal

  • Born on December 6, 1956 in Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Married to Leanne Mullins on July 18, 1981
  • Children: Bethany, Brittany, and Brandon

 

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