One of the evangelical movement's most influential church musicians, Donald P. Hustad, died on Saturday, June 22, according to family members. He was 94.
"[His] life and work inspired generations of people," said Rhonda S. Furr, a professor of music at Houston Baptist University who wrote her doctoral dissertation on Hustad's influence across six decades of ministry.
"Despite the celebrity that surrounded him, he remained a genuinely humble man committed to spreading the gospel of Christ through music and instruction," she said. "Although remembered by many for his musical talent, his visionary leadership inspired and equipped generations of church musicians and remains his enduring legacy."
The measure of Hustad's impact on church music is detailed in an entry on Wikipedia, including:
The basic tenets of Hustad's Christian faith were established while he was a child and later enriched by theological study. During his youth, he ...1