Timothy Eugene Crosby
Tim Crosby, pianist, composer, arranger, and author of nine books, has also made a number of varied and significant musical contributions to the Seventh-day Adventist church. While he has served as a pastor in the Southern and Columbia unions, he is equally noted for his work as a versatile musician.
Crosby spent his childhood near Chattanooga, Tennessee. He completed a degree in theology at Southern Missionary College, now Southern Adventist University, in 1978 and then completed an MDIV and DMIN at Andrews University in 1980 and 1997, respectively. He and his wife, Carol Lombard, pastored in the Georgia-Cumberland Conference for eight years before he was invited to serve as Director of Production for the Voice of Prophecy in 1992.
For the next six years, he worked for the VOP as a writer, producer, composer, and program director. During that time, he wrote and produced the musical score for The Apocalypse, an audio presentation on the book of Revelation, narrated by H.M.S. Richards, Jr.
Crosby returned to the East Coast in 1998, where he then served for five years as Acquisitions Editor at Review and Herald Publishing. In 2003 he became pastor at the Willow Brook SDA Church in Boonsboro, Maryland, a position he presently holds.
In addition to major projects such as the Apocalypse, he has arranged music for soloists and groups and written a number of compositions using shorter forms, such as hymns and songs. Well-known singers, including Steve Darmody, frequently perform these works. A skilled improvisational pianist, Crosby has performed in the largest Adventist universitiy churches in America.
Sources: Willow Brook SDA Church website, Andrews University 2003 Alumni Directory; "Master Musicians (Tim Crosby)," Sam Belony, Columbia Union Visitor, August 2008, 11,12.