David Schwoebel is a graduate of McKendree University in Lebanon, IL and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Voice and Organ Performance, and Master of Church Music with an emphasis in Composition. After nearly 40 years of local church ministry, including 22+ years as Minister of Music/Composer in Residence at Derbyshire Baptist Church in Richmond, VA, David transitioned to full-time work as a composer, arranger, pianist, accompanist, and clinician. Possessing such diverse education and practical ministry experience enables him to arrange and compose in multiple mediums including piano, organ, handbells, and instrumental, as well as choral music for all ages. As an established composer of sacred music with over 200 publications in 29 different publisher’s catalogs, David is known specifically for giving musical life to lyrics through sensitive melodies, well-crafted choral writing, and rich-sounding accompaniments. David resides in Richmond, VA with his wife, Keadron, and her daughter, Ashley Higgs.