The 2022 Paul Stewart Lifetime Service Award was presented to Tim Hall during the Alabama Singing Men and Alabama Singing Women banquet Nov. 14 at First Baptist Church Birmingham.
Hall is minister of music and senior adults at First Baptist Church Demopolis, where he has served for almost 10 years. He previously served 10 years as minister of music at Albertville First Baptist Church and 10 years as music minister at Bethel Baptist Church in Dothan.
He grew up in a musical family at James Memorial Baptist Church in Gadsden, where his mother served as church organist and pianist for 76 years, and his father sang in the choir.
“Music is a tool, a pathway into ministry,” Hall said.
Hall is a graduate of Southern Seminary and Samford University, where he was director of what was then known as the Baptist Student Union choir.
Hall has twice served as president of the Alabama Singing Men.
Guy Anderson, a member of the Alabama Singing Men, presented the award.
Paul Stewart was the first director of the church music office at the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. Stewart served from 1955, the year the office was founded, until his retirement in 1985. The Paul Stewart Award is given annually by the Alabama Singing Men to a person who exhibits excellence in music leadership and ministry.