Tom Eggleston of Athens, GA, began playing piano and trumpet at 9 years old and was playing piano in his church by age 13. He received his Bachelor of Music Education from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, MS, and a Master of Church Music from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He's been the National Missionary for Creative Arts/Special Events Ministries, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, GA, 19 years; Assoc. Director of Music & Worship, SC Baptist Convention, 6 years; Minister of Music, 19+ years (KY, WV, GA, SC); concert artist, clinician, and composer. He's currently the Minster of Music at Milledge Avenue Baptist Church in Athens, GA. When he's not working there he's usually composing original anthems or hymns, or arranging classic hymns; playing the ocarina (a globular flute), piano or trumpet; sculpting ballons; hula hooping; or exercising at the YMCA!