Twila Paris

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Twila Paris
Board of Regents Member

“I have been a student at Ecclesia myself. And I know, first-hand, that setting my focus on the Lord during those irreplaceable years was pivotal to my life and ministry. I hope you will consider Ecclesia as you pray about your higher education.” –Twila Paris

Twila Paris has released 22 albums, amassed 33 number one singles, and won 10 Dove Awards (including Female Vocalist of the Year an astounding three separate times, Song of the Year for God Is In Control, Praise & Worship Album of the Year for Sanctuary, and best Children’s Music Album for Bedtime Prayers).

She’s much more than just a pop songwriter because familiar Paris songs like He Is Exalted and We Bow Down can also be found in many church hymnals. She has helped to pioneer today’s praise and worship music and contributed greatly to making this informal style acceptable to musically conservative churches. Her first, full-length album, Knowin’ You’re Around, was released in 1981.