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Date(s) - Friday 2/8/2019 - Saturday 2/9/2019

West Jackson Baptist Church


Co-sponsored by Tennessee Baptist Mission Board Worship & Music Ministries and Union University.  An event for church youth choirs and youth singers.


“Let this be written that a future generation, a people not yet created, may praise the Lord.” – Psalm 102:18



Heather Sorenson entered the church music industry in her twenties, and her name quickly became a welcomed fixture in the publishing world. Heather is hired by the largest and most respected publishers in the world, and her pieces remain at the top of Bestsellers lists and Editor’s Choice selections.

Diversity is the characteristic that makes Heather somewhat of an anomaly in the industry: she easily maneuvers both the traditional and contemporary genres of Christian music, often combining the two for a unique blend that has become her artistic fingerprint. Initially recognized for her skill as a pianist, Heather is now known for her compositions in choral anthems, solo piano collections, and orchestrations. Her works are performed regularly at competitions, concerts, recitals, and churches worldwide.

In the past several years, Heather has appeared multiple times at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Constitution Hall. Although her career is sometimes on a big stage, Heather’s heart is leading the Church in worship, and she feels that her greatest calling is using her music to connect people with God.

Years of experience as a church music administrator and music educator have proven to be invaluable experience, and teaching has become a large part of Heather’s ministry. She taught all elementary levels of music at Grace Academy of Dallas for 4 years, served as an adjunct music professor at Baylor University, and has served on many master class panels in piano and songwriting. Heather regularly is a guest speaker and conductor at churches across America, and leads scores of sessions each year at various worship conferences, schools, and universities.

Currently Heather spends her time juggling a full writing load as well as traveling as a guest artist and lecturer. In her spare time, she loves catching up with friends over coffee, reading, and trying new-to-her restaurants. A list of “favorites” would include the perfect bowl of mashed potatoes, a great pair of heels, visiting beautiful churches, and exploring historic cities. She also collects stained glass windows and old newspapers with major headlines. Heather makes her home in the Dallas, TX area with her beloved (and very vocal) beagle, Lucy.


“Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy”
Joseph Hart/Arr. Heather Sorenson
Hal Leonard (Shawnee) 35031824

“I Am Not Alone”
by Kari Jobe/Arranged by Heather Sorenson
Hal Leonard (PraiseSong) 00151077

“God of Heaven”
by Heather Sorenson
Shawnee (Glory Sound) 35026703

“Committin’ This Day”
by Aaron Johnson/Arr. Heather Sorenson
Hal Leonard (Shawnee) 35031230

“Great I Am” with “Holy, Holy, Holy”
by Jared Anderson/Arr. Heather Sorenson
Hal Leonard (PraiseSong) 00143253

“Nobody Shoutin’ Like Me”
John Parker and Heather Sorenson
Hal Leonard (Shawnee) 35030566


Lifeway Music Service
Order your music from LifeWay Music Service (1-800-368-7421) and receive a 30% discount on 10 copies or more.  Be sure to mention Youth Project – Tennessee Baptist Convention. Order early to ensure availability of anthem titles.


Friday, February 8 (Union University)

  • 5:00 – Registration
  • 6:00 – Dinner
  • 7:00 – Sectional
  • 8:00 – Rehearsal
  • 9:45 –  Demo Choir: Voices of Proclamation, Union University
  • 10:00 – Dismissal

Saturday, February 9 (West Jackson Baptist Church) 

  • 9:00 – Wake-up Activity
  • 9:15 – Devotional
  • 9:30 – Rehearsal
  • 10:30 – Break
  • 10:45 – Demo Choir: Testify, FBC Lexington Student Choir
  • 11:00 — Rehearsal
  • 11:45 – Lunch
  • 12:30 – Rehearsal
  • 1:15 – Break
  • 1:30 – Worship Concert
  • 2:00 – Dismissal


$30 per person (includes 2 meals and long-sleeve t-shirt)

* No refunds will be issued on cancellations made after January 18 and T-shirts cannot be guaranteed for reservations made after this date.


Country Inn & Suites 731.660.0077 $85
1935 Emporium Drive
Jackson, TN 38305
Mention Youth Project

DoubleTree 731.664.6900 $103
1770 Highway 45 Bypass S
Jackson, TN 38305
Mention Youth Project

Fairfield Inn & Suites 731.736.4550 $124
1335 Vann Drive
Jackson, TN 38305
Mention TN Baptist Mission Board

Contact Scott Shepherd (sshepherd@tnbaptist.org) for further information.

During this event, the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board (or its agents or designees) will be photographing. You may be photographed. By your attendance, you are granting your permission to be photographed for commercial purposes and agree to the following: (1) being photographed by any means; (2) commercial or any other use of your likeness without compensation; (3) specifically waiving all rights of privacy during the photographing; (4) releasing the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, its agents, designees, officers and employees from any liability for loss, damage, or compensation for the commercial or other use of your likeness; and (5) compliance with all rules and regulations of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board for this event.