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John Thornburg

Best pic from FulshearJohn Thornburg is a pastor, a song enlivener, a poet and a professional encourager. He began his ministry serving four different churches in greater Dallas including an inner city cooperative parish. That cooperative work resulted in the revitalization of six congregations, as well as the creation of a network of ministries that served 30,000 people per year. In 2001, after 22 years in parish ministry, John pursued a new calling by starting an itinerant ministry of song leading and worship consultation called “A Ministry of Congregational Singing.” He now travels the country leading congregations in singing, and consulting with churches about how to enrich the singing of the congregation. John is a published poet whose texts appear in 18 different hymnals and collections of Christian worship songs. John is the President of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, a worship leader and small group facilitator for the Institute for Clergy and Congregational Excellence in Austin, TX, and a faculty member of the Academy of Missional Wisdom, a new enterprise devoted to training leaders for micro-communities of prayer and action. He is also co-founder of a community of creativity in Dallas called HOLY CITY, devoted to writing worship songs for the church.

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