Director of Music & Worship, Texas Baptists
Tom Tillman has served as Director of Music & Worship for Texas Baptists (Baptist General Convention of Texas) since 2016. Originally from New Mexico, Tom has enjoyed being in Texas for over 35 years. He has a Bachelor of Music in Church Music from Wayland Baptist University and a Master of Arts from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to February 2016, he served 22 years at First Baptist Church, Conroe as Music & Worship Pastor. A pianist and organist, Tom has choral anthems published with Word Music and Shawnee Press.
Tom enjoys his role working with Texas Baptist churches traveling the state, leading training events for worship pastors and music ministries, consulting with music pastors, senior pastors, music search committees, as well as doing supply work. He is currently serving as the Interim Minister of Music & Worship at Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Dallas. He administers the six chapters of Singing Men of Texas and the eight chapters of Singing Women of Texas comprised of over 1,000 Texans. Tom is married to Marcia, a Municipal Judge with the City of Dallas and adjunct professor at the University of North Texas School of Law. Tom and Marcia have two daughters – Sarah, a University of Texas at Austin graduate serving as District Director for Texas House of Representatives District 16 and Julia, a graduate of Texas A&M University and St. Mary’s University School of Law practicing at Dykema in San Antonio. Tom and Marcia do everything they can to look for excuses to go see their first grandchild in Houston, Josephine!