Tim Hughes 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.
Tim leads Worship Central, an international worship training and resource centre. Hughes has written a number of songs that are sung worldwide, including the Dove Award-winning “Here I Am to Worship”, “Happy Day”, “Beautiful One”, “Jesus Saves”, “At Your Name”, and “The Way”.
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, as 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?.
Hughes, author of the worship anthem, Here I Am To Worship, has taken his place as one of today’s premier voices to worship leaders and songwriters. Tim Hughes’ passion is to see worship leaders ‘keep it real’ as they walk out their journey of discipleship before God and man. From the UK, Tim stresses the importance of writing biblically sound worship music, and candidly addresses issues of accountability in the worship leader’s life. Practical and inspiring, Tim calls us to fall forward as worshipers, toward the throne of God.
“My primary calling is to be a worship leader. For me the most important thing is my local church, leading worship regularly on Sunday and training up other worship leaders. It just so happens that I have written some songs that have been documented and have gone a bit wider. But I think even if I were to stop writing songs, if I never wrote a song again, I would still be leading worship. For me it has never been about being an artist. It has always been about writing songs I could use in a worship service and hopefully others can, too.”