Dr. Ed Steele
Dr. Ed SteeleProfessor of Music in Leavell College

Office: Sellers 220 A (primary)
Office Phone: Sellers - (504) 282-4455 ext. 3237
Fax: (504) 816-2823
Home Phone: (504) 782-8131
E-Mail: esteele@nobts.edu


  • D.M.A. (Church Music w/ concentrations in Voice and Composition) New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2003)
  • M.C.M. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1976)
  • B.M.E. (Music Education) Oklahoma Baptist University (1974)
  • Further Study: University of Oklahoma

Teaching Experience

  • Voice, Music History, Hymnology, Worship Studies, Division of Church Music Ministries, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (1999-present)
  • Church Music Studies, Juárez Baptist Theological Seminary (1993-1997)
  • Adjunct Voice Teacher, University of Texas at El Paso (1996-1997)
  • Church Music Studies, Panama Baptist Theological Seminary, Republic of Panama (1983-1992)

Teaching Specializations

  • Music History / Hymnology
  • Worship Perspectives
  • Voice

Ministry Experience

  • Minister of Music, Parkview Baptist Church, Metairie, Louisiana (1999-present)
  • Music Editor, Baptist Spanish Publishing House, International Mission Board, El Paso, Texas (1992-1998)
  • Music Missionary, International Mission Board, Nicaragua, Panama (1978-1992)
  • Minister of Music / Youth Sunnylane Baptist Church, Del City, Oklahoma, First Baptist Church, Davis, Oklahoma and Forest Avenue Baptist Church, Sherman, Texas. (1971, 1972-73, 1975-1978)


Choral Compositions

  • "It Is Enough" arr. Tom Fettke, Alfred Publishing
  • "Jesus, You Are Holy" Genovox
  • "Lord, I Want to Praise You" Genovox
  • "Be My Lord" Broadman
  • "Resucitó" (He arose) Casa Bautista de Publicaciones
  • "Jesús Es Mi Amigo" (Jesus is my friend) Casa Bautista de Publicaciones
  • "Canta al Señor" (Sing to the Lord) Casa Bautista de Publicaciones
  • "Noche de Paz" (Silent night) Casa Bautista de Publicaciones
  • "Con Todo Mi Ser" (With all my heart) Casa Bautista de Publicaciones
  • "Renueva Nueva Visión" (Restore to me the vision) Casa Bautista de Publicaciones

Choral Arrangements

  • "Tu Señor" (You, Lord) Casa Bautista de Publicaciones
  • "Es la Música" (It's the music) Casa Bautista de Publicaciones
  • "Espíritu de Dios" (Spirit of God) Casa Bautista de Publicaciones
  • "Amigo Como Jesús" (A friend like Jesus) Casa Bautista de Publicaciones
  • "Canta a Dios con Alegría" (Tell it out with gladness) Casa Bautista de Publicaciones

Hymn Texts

  • "Bridge of the Ages" Genovox
  • "Called, Redeemed and Saved to Serve Him" Genovox
  • "O Beauty of All Holiness" Genovox
  • "O When Shall Christ's Body Be Made One" Genovox


  • "The New Cuban Renaissance: The Birth of a Cuban Hymnal," The Hymn, 57:4 (Autumn 2006): 9
  • "A Short Overview of Studies of Spanish Language Hymnals," The Hymn, 57:4 (Autumn 2006): 8
  • "The Centrality of Christ in Worship" ilevite.com
  • "Worship Leader or Lead Worshiper?" ilevite.com
  • "Reconciliation and Worship" ilevite.com
  • "Levels of Spiritual Disconnect in Worship" ilevite.com
  • "Adoración y la Familia" (Worship and the family) Casa Bautista de Publicaciones
  • "120 Acordes Modernos" (120 Modern Guitar Chords) Casa Bautista de Publicaciones
  • "¿Culto Alegre o Culto Triste?" (The Worship Service: Happy or Sad?) Casa Bautista de Publicaciones
  • "Música Especial" (Special Music) Casa Bautista de Publicaciones

Music Texts

  • Lecciones Prácticas para Leer Música, Tomo I (Practical lessons in music reading, Vol. 1), Editor, Casa Bautista de Publicaciones
  • Lecciones Prácticas para Leer Música, Tomo II (Practical lessons in music reading, Vol 2), Author / Compiler, Casa Bautista de Publicaciones
  • Lecciones Prácticas para Tocar Guitarra (Practical lessons in playing the guitar), Author, Casa Bautista de Publicaciones

Worship Textbook

  • Worship HeartCries: Personal Preparation for Corporate Worship
  • http://worship-heartcries.com

Professional Presentations

  • Feast and Famine: Dontrinal Topics Addressed in Published Collections of Contemporary Choruses: Lenaz Lecture, 2004
  • Plate Tectonics: Theological Shifts as Reflected in Published Collections: Evangelical Theological Society, 2008
  • Theological Themes in Contemporary Hymnody: Evangelical Theological Society, 2010
  • Armistice in the Worship War: Learning from Conflict and Controversy: Evangelical Theological Society,2012

Children's Mystery Book

  • Castle Mountain: In Search of the Mysterious Treasure
  • http://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=978-1-60696-332-6

Professional Memberships

  • The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada
  • The Southern Baptist Church Music Conference
  • American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing


  • Paul, to the Church at Philippi
  • Go Tell My People

Worship HeartCries: Personal Preparation for Corporate Worship

Worship HeartCries Blog




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