Henry, Jackson W.

The Rev. Jackson W. Henry is a United Methodist minister and musician who serves as the Director of Music Ministries at Discipleship Ministries. He is an ordained Deacon in the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church, where he supports both local and conference-wide ministries.

Jackson is a graduate of the Master of Sacred Music program at Perkins School of Theology/Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, where he was a student of Dr. C. Michael Hawn and Dr. Kenneth Hart. In high demand as a worship leader, guest lecturer, and choral clinician, Jackson has been featured in leadership for events across the United States. He most recently served as an editorial board member and contributor to the new music and worship resource collection, Worship & Song, a joint project between the United Methodist Publishing House and Discipleship Ministries.

In addition to his role as a church musician, Jackson is also a former adjunct member of the music faculty at Middle Tennessee State University. Since coming to Murfreesboro, Jackson has collaborated and performed numerous recitals with faculty and students at MTSU, as well as with various performing artists from around the United States and abroad.

He and his wife, Katie, have a very musical home, where their children, Anna and Jack, keep them on their toes!

Music by Jackson W. Henry on the Discipleship Ministries website:

  1. Advent Sanctus
  2. Arise, Shine
  3. Christ's Part: The Best of Rooms — SATB choir
  4. For Love Not Found in Human Form — A Hymn in Memory of Emma: On the Passing of a Pet
  5. Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise — New congregational setting of the familiar Easter hymn
  6. How Firm a Foundation — SATB choir, optional flute descant and handbell doubling
  7. I Am — SATB choir
  8. Kyrie — SATB choir
  9. Light, Light Contemporary congregational hymn, optional doubling with a C instrument
  10. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling - FUSION — a new tune written for the Discipleship Ministries event, Fusion: The Future of Worship in The United Methodist Church. Key of G
  11. Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory — This hymn is intended for use in worship with the scripture for the First Sunday after Christmas Day, which features the story of Jesus' presentation in the temple. 
  12. O Sovereign One (with F. Richard Garland)
  13. Oh, To Be — Contemporary congregational worship song
  14. Peace — Short unison hymn or song for congregation, unison choir or soloist
  15. Songs of Solidarity — Protest songs for a loving church
  16. We Would See Jesus — A new setting of an older text for any time of the church year, particularly Epiphany. May be sung in a variety of arrangements
  17. When the Waves Are Crashing — Hymn Study analysis of this new hymn, text by Gareth Hill, music by Jackson Henry, no. 3144 in Worship & Song.
  18. When Children Seem Unbothered — Inspired by the picture of Omran Daqneesh, a victim of civil war in Aleppo, Syria.

Contact information:
Jackson W. Henry
Director, Music Ministries
Discipleship Ministries
Telephone: (615) 340-7073

Categories: Worship, Music, Composers