Baptist and Reflector
Clark was presented the W. Hines Sims Award for leadership in church music.
Clark served on the TBMB staff from 2000 until his retirement last year after suffering a stroke in November of 2015. During those years he directed both the Tennessee Men’s Chorale and the Tennessee Ladies Chorus. He also served for 26 years as a local church music minister for churches in Missouri, Kentucky, Kansas, Tennessee, and Georgia.
Jon Duncan, who holds a similar position with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, participated in the presentation. He noted Clark is known “for his great passion to serve Christ and His church.” Duncan also described Clark, who served as president of the Southern Baptist Church Music Conference in 2007, as a “missionary in every fiber of his body.”
Phil Lundy, music and worship pastor at Tulip Grove Baptist Church, Old Hickory, and president of the Tennessee Baptist Church Music Conference, congratulated Clark on the award.
“Paul has distinguished himself as a leader in worship renewal not only in Tennessee but across the Southern Baptist Convention,” Lundy said.
“His passion for developing and encouraging strong worship leaders and music ministries has created a far-reaching legacy that will bless churches and leaders for generations to come,” he added.
The W. Hines Sims Award is given annually to church musicians who have proven leadership and have made significant contributions in church music. The award is named after Sims who was the second director of the church music department at the Baptist Sunday School Board (now LifeWay Christian Resources).