|Birth name||Terry MacAlmon|
|Born||May 12, 1955|
|Origin||Poughkeepsie, New York, USA|
|Occupations||singer, musician, songwriter, composer, worship leader, recording artist|
|Instruments||Vocals, Piano, Keyboards|
|Associated acts||Steve Brock
Terry MacAlmon (born May 12, 1955) is an American Christian songwriter, recording artist and worship leader. He heads a worship music ministry based in Dallas, Texas and leads worship in conferences, retreats, worship seminars, and churches throughout the United States, and internationally.
He is known for writing the song I Sing Praises that has been a Top 40 Christian song around the world, and is still regularly sung in many churches. The song was published by Integrity Music in 1989 and is included in many modern hymnals.
MacAlmon began playing the piano at a very early age. By the time he was five, he played his first solo in church. He became the church pianist at the age of 11. He won denominational talent awards as an adolescent.
After a spiritual experience in 1973, MacAlmon spent the next 17 years serving in music ministry positions for several churches and traveling in concert work across America. In 1990, he moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado and started a church which was initially unsuccessful. In 1998 he began a Wednesday noon worship hour, which became known as “Lunch with the Lord”, growing to several hundred in attendance over the course of 6 years.
Leaving the ministry
MacAlmon announced in May 2008, in a letter to ministry supporters, that he was stepping down from his own ministry after having an extramarital affair, saying, "I don’t have a timeline as to if or when I will return to ministry, but I know I cannot go forward with my soul in this condition." After brief stops in Tulsa, OK and Nashville, TN, MacAlmon settled in Dallas, TX. In September 2009, he joined long-time friend Terry Sullivan in opening a Christian Dinner Club, "Majesty's".
Return to the ministry
In April, 2010, MacAlmon announced in another letter that he would return to the ministry in May 2010. MacAlmon sold his partnership in Majesty's in April 2010 to focus on the demands of full-time ministry once again. He continues to share a family business with his former wife.
In October 2010 MacAlmon released a new album, “A Worshipful Christmas”, followed by an October 2011 release of an instrumental project, "Timeless Praise". In December 2010 he married Elizabeth Valentine of Manhattan, NY. They reside in Dallas, Texas.
- Instrumental Worship, Vol. 1 (Integrity / M2.0 Communications, 1997, 2003)
- Instrumental Worship, Vol. 2 (Integrity / M2.0 Communications, 1998, 2003)
- Live Worship from the World Prayer Center (Integrity / M2.0 Communications, 1999)
- I Came to Worship You (Integrity / M2.0 Communications, 2002)
- Visit Us: Calling Down the Father's Glory (Integrity / M2.0 Communications, 2003)
- For the Lord is Good -Video (2003)
- The Sound of Heaven (INO records, 2004)
- You're My Glory (INO records, 2005)
- The Glory of His Presence (INO records, 2006)
- Holy! (Maranatha Records, 2007)
- The Worship Express (for Children) (2007)
- For the Bride (Maranatha Records, 2007)
- A Worshipful Christmas (Terry MacAlmon Music, 2010)
- Timeless Praise (Terry MacAlmon Music, 2011)
- Allison Kennedy, "Singer Seeking 'Intimate' Prayer-Terry Macalmon, Leading Worship This Weekend, Says Quiet Experience Is Best For Him", Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (GA), November 22, 2003, Sec. Faith & Spirit, Pg. D1.
- Andy Argyrakis, "We're No Rock Stars", Christianity Today, April 19, 2004 Online version