Chester D. T. Baldwin
The Prime Minister of Praise
Progenitor of Progressive Gospel Music
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.
Medical Management-managed a group of Primary Care Physicians
Owned/Operated-CBC Medical Billing & Consulting
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.
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
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