Minister of Music

Chester D. T. Baldwin

The Prime Minister of Praise
Progenitor of Progressive Gospel Music

 

PERSONAL

Born in Liberty, Texas, the fifth of five children

Child music prodigy

Staff musician Age 12 the historic Trinity Valley Missionary Baptist Church

Minister of Music at the age of 15.

Liberty High School-Magna Cum Laude (President of Class)

University of Texas at Austin-Full academic scholarship.

 

CORPORATE CAREER

Medical Management-managed a group of Primary Care Physicians

Owned/Operated-CBC Medical Billing & Consulting

 

MUSIC CAREER

National Gospel Recording Artist & workshop clinician

Own Record Label MORecords, Inc. (MyOwnRecord Company)

Recorded 5 Albums.

Sing It On Sunday Morning I: “God Is Good”

Sing It On Sunday Morning II: “Just Having Chu’ch”

Music That Ministers III: “God Is Guilty”

Music That Ministers IV: “I Shall Live”

A Churchy Christmas: “Born The King of Kings”

 

Affectionately referred to the “hardest working man in gospel music.”

37 years+ Church music experience, across the country

Performs over 150 clinic days and concerts in the United States and abroad including Europe and Asia throughout the year.

 

RECOGNITIONS

Best New Artist -Gospel Music Workshop of America,

Nominee-Multiple Stellar Awards

Nominee -Soul Train Award

Billboard Magazine charts, reaching as high as number #11 and staying for 90+ weeks.

Austin Music Awards-Over 20 Awards  Best CD, Best Male Vocalist, Best Musician

Texas Gospel Music Awards- Over 40 Awards Artist of the Decade/2015 Make Vocalist

Named in 100 Hot Gospel Artists in The Gospel Industry Roundup Magazine

Featured in Gospel Today Magazine

Baldwin’s song, “I Still Hear Mama Praying” featured by Hallmark Mahogany Cards Mothers’ Day Card Edition

 

PERSONAL

3 sons; Cedric Darnell, Cordale Douglass, and Christian Domineke

7 grandchildren; Chase Douglass, Ciann Dion, Cassidde Denae, Cash Dejon, Caleb Draven, Kynnedy Lynn, and Xavier Lee.

 

CURRENT MINISTRY ASSIGNMENT

Minister of Music & Arts-Riceville Mount Olive Baptist Church-Houston, Texas