|Short Name:||Mark Blankenship|
|Full Name:||Blankenship, Mark, 1943-|
Mark Blankenship is a music minister, composer, arranger, orchestrator, music leader, former publisher director, and worship specialist. His ministry career spans over 47 years. His ministry career began in Texas and occupied several states before his current place of ministry in Hilton Head Island, SC.
Mark was born in Chicago, IL while his father was attending Moody Bible Institute preparing to be a pastor. He grew up in the Southwest, primarily in Texas. His college work was done at Oklahoma Baptist University (BM) and The University of Texas (MM). He began his music minister role started in smaller churches, but in his mid-twenties was already positioned in large Southern Baptist churches such as First Baptist Church, Midland, TX, and North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, AZ. During those years in music ministry, Mark became increasingly interested in composing and arranging music.
He followed the Lord's leadership in 1974 and moved to Nashville, TN to become a Youth and Adult Music Editor for LifeWay. He ministered there for nearly 30 years in that role, including his service as director of the Music Department and all its publication imprints from 1993-2000.
Mark Blankenship Music (www.markblankenshipmusic.com)
|Texts by Mark Blankenship (5)||As||Instances|
|As we gather around the table of our Lord||Mark Blankenship (Author)||4|
|Father, Father, You are Jehovah||Mark Blankenship (Author)||1|
|Forgiven, I've been forgiven||Mark Blankenship (Author)||3|
|The fam'ly of God is born from above||Mark Blankenship (Author)||1|
|There is joy, there is joy, There is joy in the presence of the Lord||Mark Blankenship (Author)||2|