The Singing Men of South Texas is composed of Ministers of Music and church musicians from Baptist churches in South Texas. The chapter, one of six statewide chapters, draws members from Georgetown to McAllen and Del Rio to Port Lavaca. Jay Ghormley began directing the choir in the fall of 2013, following Tommy Lyons, who directed the group for 34 years.
The Singing Men of Texas were created in 1975 and serve as part of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
In addition to monthly concerts in local churches in South Texas the choir regularly participates in music missions around the world. The choir has participated in missions in Hawaii, Calgary, Alberta and Vancouver, British Columbia, Costa Rica, Romania, California and Vermont. Recent projects include: New England (2005) (2009), Moldova (2007) and Israel (2011). The choir’s most recent mission projects were combined efforts with all six chapters to Ukraine in 2012 and 2015. While in Ukraine the choir sang to over 22,000 people and over 11,000 express a desire to know Jesus Christ as their Savior.