Tom Fettke earned degrees from Oakland City College and California State University at Hayward. He holds a California Lifetime Music Credential in Secondary Music. For many years, he taught vocal music in California's public school systems. He served as church choir director and minister of music in churches large and small for over thirty years. While at the Redwood Christian School System in Castro Valley, California, Mr. Fettke held the positions Director of Choral Activities and Supervisor of Music.
A high demand calls for Mr. Fettke as a guest conductor, clinician and workshop leader. In addition, he is a composer, arranger and producer of music and recordings for the church and school. His published works and recordings number in the hundreds. Thousands of church and school choirs throughout the world sing his classic choral work, The Majesty and Glory of Your Name.
Mr. Fettke was the creator and Senior Editor of The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration. Since its release in 1986, over three million copies have been placed in the pews of today's churches. Mr. Fettke also is Senior Editor of The Celebration Hymnal, a joint venture of Integrity Music, Inc. and Word Music, Inc. The hymnal is heralded as one of the most innovative tools for ministry in the history of the Church.
Tom and his wife Jan reside in Brentwood, Tennessee. They have two married sons and seven grandchildren.