Timothy David Llewelyn Hughes (born 23 July 1977) is a British worship leader, singer-songwriter, and Anglican priest. Formerly the Director of Worship at Holy Trinity Brompton, a large Anglican church in central London, he has since been ordained as a minister in the Church of England and appointed Vicar of St Luke's, Gas Street Birmingham. He leads Worship Central, an international worship training and resource centre. Tim has written many amazing worship songs that are being sung by churches all over the globe, including the Dove Award-winning Here I Am to Worship, Happy Day, Beautiful One, Jesus Saves, At Your Name, and The Way.


Personal life


Hughes, the son of an Anglican vicar, grew up in High Wycombe, before moving to Birmingham as a teenager when his father was appointed vicar of St John's Church, Harborne. He studied history at Sheffield University, graduating in 2000. Hughes is married to Rachel and has four children.


Career


Worship leader


Hughes began his music career in 1997, when he was invited by Mike Pilavachi to lead worship at a Soul Survivor festival. After the departure of Matt Redman, from Soul Survivor Watford Church, Hughes succeeded him as Worship Pastor. In 2005, he moved to Holy Trinity Brompton, an Anglican church in central London, where he became the Director of Worship. In 2015, he and his family moved to Birmingham where they have launched and now head up Gas Street Church. He is a member of Compassionart, a charity founded by musician Martin Smith, the front man of Delirious?.


Ordained ministry


Hughes trained for ordination at St Mellitus College, a non-residential college Anglican theological college in London. On on 29 June 2013, he was ordained in the Church of England as a deacon by Richard Chartres, Bishop of London, during a service at St Paul's Cathedral, London. On 22 June 2014, he was ordained as a priest by Paul Williams, Bishop of Kensington, during a service at St Mary Abbots, Kensington. From 2013 to 2015, Hughes served his curacy at Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB) in the Diocese of London. In 2015, he was appointed priest-in-charge of St Luke's, Gas Street, Birmingham in the Diocese of Birmingham. This was a church plant from HTB, and involved the renovation and consecration of a derelict warehouse to use as a church for Hughes and his team. The church officially launched on 5 February 2016.


Worship Central


With Holy Trinity Brompton's Associate Director of Worship, Al Gordon, Hughes established Worship Central, an international worship training and resource centre. Worship Central runs conferences, tours, produces music albums and online resources. Its albums include Spirit Break Out, Let It Be Known, Set Apart, and Mercy Road.


Music recording


Hughes' songs were published in the UK by Survivor Records and distributed globally by EMI CMG, a major music label documented as market share leader from 1998–2009. He is currently signed under Integrity Music. Hughes has recorded and released six albums: Here I Am to Worship in 2001, When Silence Falls in 2004, Holding Nothing Back in 2007, Happy Day in 2009, Love Shine Through in 2011, and Pocketful of Faith in 2015. Here I am to Worship Hughes' album, Here I Am to Worship was released in 2001. The album introduced the worship songs "Jesus, You Alone" and the Dove Award-winning song "Here I Am to Worship". Both songs have become world-renowned worship anthems. When Silence Falls Released in 2004, When Silence Falls featured well-known tracks, "Beautiful One", "Consuming Fire", and "Whole World in His Hands". The bonus track on the album, "Saviour" featured the hip hop group 29th Chapter, from west London. Holding Nothing Back Hughes' third album, entitled, Holding Nothing Back, was released on 3 April 2007, and includes songs like "Living for your glory", "The Highest and the Greatest", "God of Justice", "Everything", and "Happy Day". In 2007, prior to the recording of Holding Nothing Back, Christian Today interviewed Hughes, asking him, "Do you think any of the songs have the potential to become worldwide hits like some of your previous singles ("Here I am to Worship" and "Beautiful One")?" Hughes responded that what connected with people was often a surprise and hard to predict. Happy Day In July 2008, Hughes recorded a live album and DVD, entitled Happy Day, at a Worship Central event held on 16 September 2008 at the Shepherds Bush Empire, London. The recording featured a mix of previously released material and brand new songs, including "Give us your courage". The album was released at the Worship Central Global Day on 14 March 2009, in London's Westminster Central Hall. Love Shine Through On 11 March 2011, a fourth studio album was released, entitled, Love Shine Through. The recording was produced by Martin Smith and featured musicians Marc James, Michael Guy Chislet and members of Northern Irish band, Rend Collective Experiment. Pocketful of Faith On July 17th, 2015, Hughes released his 5th studio album entitled, Pocketful of Faith. The album was produced by Nathan Nockels and includes songwriting collaborations with Martin Smith, Matt Redman, Reuben Morgan, Phil Wickham, Jonas Myrin and Tim's Worship Central teammates Nick Herbert, Luke Hellebronth and Ben Cantelon.


Literary publishing


Hughes published Passion For Your Name in 2003, in which he gives his advice on many issues, including worship leading and songwriting. Hughes has published a book called Holding Nothing Back (the same name as his third album) and was interviewed by Premier.tv's Christian TV On Demand, to promote the book.


Honours


In June 2017, he was awarded the Cranmer Award for Worship by the Archbishop of Canterbury "for his outstanding contribution to contemporary worship music".


Discography


Albums


Reward with Martyn Layzell (1999, Survivor Records) Here I Am to Worship (2001, Worship Together Records) When Silence Falls (2004, Survivor Records) Holding Nothing Back (2007, Survivor Records) Happy Day (2009, Survivor Records) Love Shine Through (2011, Survivor Records) Pocketful of Faith (2015, Integrity Music)


With Worship Central


Lifting High (2009, Survivor Records) Spirit Break Out (September 2011, Kingsway) Let It Be Known (March 2013, Kingsway) Set Apart (October 2014, Kingsway) Mercy Road (May 2017)


Soul Survivor Event Albums


Your Name's Renown - Soul Survivor Live 2001 (2001) Soul Survivor Live 2002: Glimpses Of Glory (2002) Soul Survivor: Anthem Of The Free (2003) Soul Survivor Live 2004: Living Loud (2004) Soul Survivor: We Must Go (2005) Soul Survivor: Love Came Down (2006) Soul Survivor: Living For Your Glory (2007) Complete - Live Worship From Soul Survivor 2008 (2008) Soul Survivor: Not Ashamed (2009) Soul Survivor: Light the Sky (2010) Soul Survivor: We Are the Free (2011) Love Takes Over (2015)


Published works


Hughes, Timothy R. Passion for Your Name, Kingsway Publications, 2003. ISBN 978-1-84291-175-4 Hughes, Timothy R. Holding Nothing Back, Kingsway Publications, 2007. ISBN 978-1-84291-352-9 Hughes, Tim; and Gordon, Al. Worship Central, Alpha International, 2011. ISBN 978-1-905887-26-2


References


External links


Tim Hughes Info and Discography

Day After Day Day After Day - Tim Hughes

Hope of Glory Hope of Glory - Tim Hughes

Only The Brave Only The Brave - Tim Hughes

By The Grace of God By The Grace of God - Tim Hughes

Arms Arms - Tim Hughes

Saviour's Song Saviour's Song - Tim Hughes

Forever Forever - Tim Hughes

When I Survey When I Survey - Tim Hughes

Almighty God Almighty God - Tim Hughes

Ice & Fire Ice & Fire - Tim Hughes

Out Of The Darkness Out Of The Darkness - Tim Hughes

Let It Be Known Let It Be Known - Tim Hughes

God of Justice God of Justice - Tim Hughes

Dancing Generation Dancing Generation - Tim Hughes

Dance Dance - Tim Hughes

Plans Plans - Tim Hughes

The Highest And The Greatest The Highest And The Greatest - Tim Hughes

We Won't Stay Silent We Won't Stay Silent - Tim Hughes

Dance Dance (Joy In This Place) Dance Dance (Joy In This Place) - Tim Hughes

Center Of It All Center Of It All - Tim Hughes

Be Glorified Be Glorified - Tim Hughes

Ecclesiastes Ecclesiastes - Tim Hughes

I Love The King I Love The King - Tim Hughes

Never Lose the Wonder Never Lose the Wonder - Tim Hughes

Beauty Of Your Peace Beauty Of Your Peace - Tim Hughes

Giver of Life Giver of Life - Tim Hughes

Hope And Glory Hope And Glory - Tim Hughes

Spirit of the Living God Spirit of the Living God - Tim Hughes

You You - Tim Hughes

Hallelujah Hallelujah - Tim Hughes

May the Words of My Mouth May the Words of My Mouth - Tim Hughes

Symphony Symphony - Tim Hughes

Everything Everything - Tim Hughes

O Church Arise O Church Arise - Tim Hughes

Happy Day Happy Day - Tim Hughes

My Jesus My Lifeline My Jesus My Lifeline - Tim Hughes

Wallclimb Wallclimb - Tim Hughes

Dry Bones Dry Bones - Tim Hughes

You're Alive You're Alive - Tim Hughes

Keep The Faith Keep The Faith - Tim Hughes

When The Tears Fall When The Tears Fall - Tim Hughes

See His Love See His Love - Tim Hughes

Nothing In This World Nothing In This World - Tim Hughes

Never Stop Singing Never Stop Singing - Tim Hughes

Kingdom Coming Kingdom Coming - Tim Hughes

The Way The Way - Tim Hughes

Give Us Your Courage Give Us Your Courage - Tim Hughes

Jesus, You Alone Jesus, You Alone - Tim Hughes

Counting On Your Name Counting On Your Name - Tim Hughes

Holy, Holy Holy, Holy - Tim Hughes

While Today Is Still Today While Today Is Still Today - Tim Hughes

Friend And King Friend And King - Tim Hughes

Holding Nothing Back Holding Nothing Back - Tim Hughes

Remember Remember - Tim Hughes

On Christ the Solid Rock On Christ the Solid Rock - Tim Hughes

Our God Reigns On High Our God Reigns On High - Tim Hughes

Catch Me Catch Me - Tim Hughes

Living For Your Glory Living For Your Glory - Tim Hughes

Heaven's Roar Heaven's Roar - Tim Hughes

Never Give Up Never Give Up - Tim Hughes - Worship Central

God Of Justice God Of Justice - Tim Hughes

Whole World In His Hands Whole World In His Hands - Tim Hughes

I've Had Questions I've Had Questions - Tim Hughes

Blessed Be Your Name Blessed Be Your Name - Tim Hughes

Because of Your Love Because of Your Love - Tim Hughes

Sky High Sky High - Tim Hughes

Take The World Take The World - Tim Hughes

Love Shine Through Love Shine Through - Tim Hughes

Set Apart Set Apart - Tim Hughes

Beautiful Savior Beautiful Savior - Tim Hughes

Wake Up Wake Up - Tim Hughes

Spirit Break Out Spirit Break Out - Tim Hughes

Redeemer Redeemer - Tim Hughes

Here I Am To Worship Here I Am To Worship - Tim Hughes

Name Above All Names Name Above All Names - Tim Hughes

All Glory All Glory - Tim Hughes

I'll Always Love You I'll Always Love You - Tim Hughes

Clinging To The Cross Clinging To The Cross - Tim Hughes

Beautiful One Beautiful One - Tim Hughes

Jesus (Spontaneous) Jesus (Spontaneous) - Tim Hughes

Here I Am To Worship - I Love The King Here I Am To Worship - I Love The King - Tim Hughes

Maker of All Things Maker of All Things - Tim Hughes

If There's One Thing If There's One Thing - Tim Hughes

Consuming Fire Consuming Fire - Tim Hughes

Beautiful Saviour Beautiful Saviour - Tim Hughes

At Your Name At Your Name - Tim Hughes

Dance, Dance, Everybody Dance Dance, Dance, Everybody Dance - Tim Hughes

Joy Is In This Place Joy Is In This Place - Tim Hughes

Take The World But Give Me Jesus Take The World But Give Me Jesus - Tim Hughes

Let Go Let Go - Tim Hughes

Sweeter Name Sweeter Name - Tim Hughes

Here With Me Here With Me - Tim Hughes

Your Love, Your Mercy Your Love, Your Mercy - Tim Hughes

Pocketful Of Faith Pocketful Of Faith - Tim Hughes

I Just Want To Love I Just Want To Love - Tim Hughes

God Is Coming God Is Coming - Tim Hughes

Our Generation Our Generation - Tim Hughes

The Eyes of My Heart The Eyes of My Heart - Tim Hughes

This is Jesus This is Jesus - Gas Street Music - Tim Hughes - Jeremy Riddle

I Can Only Imagine I Can Only Imagine - Tim Hughes

We Must Go We Must Go - Tim Hughes

Hey Lord, O Lord Hey Lord, O Lord - Tim Hughes

Joy Joy - Tim Hughes

Jesus Saves Jesus Saves - Tim Hughes

Once Again Once Again - Tim Hughes

O Happy Day O Happy Day - Tim Hughes

Broken Hallelujah (Not My Will) Broken Hallelujah (Not My Will) - Tim Hughes

Hallelujah (Friend And King) Hallelujah (Friend And King) - Tim Hughes

Because Of You Because Of You - Tim Hughes

Can A Nation Be Changed Can A Nation Be Changed - Tim Hughes

At Your Name (Forever) At Your Name (Forever) - Tim Hughes

I Know That My Redeemer Lives I Know That My Redeemer Lives - Tim Hughes

Here I Am (I Will Always Love Your Name) Here I Am (I Will Always Love Your Name) - Tim Hughes

God Of Comfort God Of Comfort - Tim Hughes

Lord, Let Your Glory Fall Lord, Let Your Glory Fall - Tim Hughes

Let My Words Be Few Let My Words Be Few - Tim Hughes

Centre Of It All Centre Of It All - Tim Hughes

Lie To You Lie To You - Tim Hughes

Wanna Praise You (Shackles) Wanna Praise You (Shackles) - Tim Hughes

The Cross Stands The Cross Stands - Tim Hughes

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Albums & Songs

  • Hope and Glory (feat. Worship Central South Africa, Tim Hughes, Langambonambi & LIV Village)
  • The Way (feat. Worship Central South Africa, Tim Hughes, Langambonambi & LIV Village)
  • Come Holy Spirit (Uthando) [feat. Worship Central South Africa, Tim Hughes, Langambonambi & LIV Village]
  • Spirit Break Out (feat. Worship Central South Africa, Tim Hughes, Langambonambi & LIV Village)
  • Hands Around the World (feat. Worship Central South Africa, Tim Hughes, Langambonambi & LIV Village)
  • Here With Me
  • Only the Brave
  • Pocketful of Faith
  • Symphony
  • Set Apart
  • Plans
  • Arms
  • Sky High
  • The Cross Stands
  • The Way
  • Hope and Glory
  • Hallelujah (Friend and King)
  • The Way
  • At Your Name
  • Happy Day
  • Here I Am to Worship
  • Everything
  • Jesus Saves
  • May the Words of My Mouth
  • Beautiful One
  • The Highest & Greatest
  • Counting On Your Name
  • Maker of All Things
  • God of Justice
  • Whole World in His Hands
  • Holding Nothing Back
  • Jesus You Alone
  • Consuming Fire
  • When the Tears Fall
  • Counting On Your Name
  • God Is Coming
  • Never Stop Singing
  • The Saviour's Song
  • All Glory
  • At Your Name (Forever)
  • Jesus Saves
  • Love Shine Through
  • Keep the Faith
  • Wake Up
  • Ecclesiastes
  • At Your Name
  • Happy Day
  • Happy Day
  • At Your Name
  • Happy Day
  • Jesus Saves
  • Beautiful One
  • Give Us Your Courage
  • Here I Am To Worship
  • Remember
  • Happy Day
  • Dance
  • Consuming Fire
  • Everything
  • We Won't Stay Silent
  • God of Justice
  • When I Survey
  • Happy Day
  • The Highest & Greatest
  • Everything
  • Holding Nothing Back
  • Clinging To the Cross (feat. Brooke Fraser)
  • Almighty God
  • God of Justice
  • Out of the Darkness
  • Centre of It All
  • Living For Your Glory
  • Take the World
  • Happy Day
  • The Highest and the Greatest
  • Everything
  • Holding Nothing Back
  • Clinging to the Cross (feat. Brooke Fraser)
  • Almighty God
  • God of Justice
  • Out of the Darkness
  • Center of It All
  • Living for Your Glory
  • Take the World
  • Beautiful One
  • You
  • Consuming Fire
  • Giver of Life
  • Whole World in His Hands
  • Beauty of Your Peace
  • Name Above All Names
  • When the Tears Fall
  • Nothing In This World
  • Joy Is In This Place
  • Holy, Holy
  • Beautiful One (Reprise)
  • Jesus Is the Name We Honour
  • Lord Reign in Me
  • Surely
  • Beautiful One
  • O the Deep Deep Love
  • Everything to Me
  • Once Again
  • May My Heart
  • Shout to the Lord
  • Whole World in His Hands
  • How Great Thou Art
  • To Be in Your Presence
  • Beautiful One
  • You
  • Consuming Fire
  • Giver of Life
  • Whole World In His Hands
  • Beauty of Your Peace
  • Name Above All Names
  • When the Tears Fall
  • Nothing In This World
  • Joy Is In This Place
  • Holy, Holy
  • Beautiful One (Reprise)
  • Maker of All Things
  • May the Words of My Mouth
  • Here I Am to Worship
  • I'll Always Love You
  • If There's One Thing
  • Redeemer
  • Day After Day
  • Jesus, You Alone
  • Never Lose the Wonder
  • The Eyes of My Heart
  • My Jesus, My Lifeline
  • Here I Am to Worship (Performance Track In Key of E With Background Vocals)
  • Here I Am to Worship (Performance Track In Key of Db)
  • Here I Am to Worship (Performance Track In Key of G)
  • Here I Am to Worship