It's really an honor to work with a diverse and broad spectrum of churches and ministries, and I'm particularly grateful to feature a story and video today with Todd Bell, Worship Pastor at the 33,000-member Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX.
It was a joy to visit Prestonwood earlier this year and work with their worship staff on copyright compliance.
Born in New Orleans in 1962, Todd received his bachelor of church music degree from Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, TN in 1984.
Two years later, he was awarded a master of music degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. In 2004, an honorary doctor of music degree was bestowed on him from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, for his contribution and impact in the area of music and worship in the local church.
Todd has served as minister of music and worship for churches in Tennessee, Alabama and Texas.
Celebrating more than 20 years, Todd has served as Minister of Music and Worship at Prestonwood since 1992.
and Senior Pastor Jack Graham utilize a team approach designed to develop a strong church of dynamic, committed Christians.
As Dr. Graham models God's Word through preaching and pastoring, Todd
challenges the people of Prestonwood
to experience the presence of God through praise and worship, both corporately and privately.
More than 2,400 people are involved in the various Music & Worship Ministry leadership avenues at Prestonwood
Music and Worship Ministry is known across the nation for its progressive approach to music ministry and leadership in praise and worship.
In addition to his frequent leadership responsibilities in national music and worship conferences, Todd has been a worship leader for state conventions and evangelism conferences, as well as the Southern Baptist Convention annual meetings.
Todd served as a consultant for the new Celebration Hymnal, Songs for Praise and Worship, and Hymns for Worship, published by Word and Integrity Music.
Todd served as the Music Director and Worship Coordinator for the Southern Baptist Convention annual meetings in 2003 and 2004.
He serves on several advisory boards, including Doxology Music and Liberty University.
is the producer and executive director of the nationally acclaimed Gift of Christmas.
This production has been televised nationally, and is seen annually by more than 35,000 people.