Director of Music
Mike Tipton grew up in a Christian home. His father, Bud Tipton, has been an influencial voice in our church and community for almost 50 years. Under that influence, Mike accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of 8 and followed that action with believer’s baptism.
After graduation from Gibbs High School he became the CSBC Choir director while he attended University of Tennessee, majoring in Music Education. He worked in the corporate offices at DeRoyal Industries for 15 years beore joining the CSBC staff as full-time music ministry leader in 2003. In addition to the music ministry, Mike also serves as Chairman of Trustees.
In November of 1991 Mike married his lovely and ever supportive wife, Ann Lett. They received a blessing from God when their son, Joesph was born in the summer of 2004.
Mike is a talented and published singer/songwriter. In August of 2006 Mike composed the music and words to a touching song entitled “Born to Die” which was published with Lorenze Publishing. He has also led the choir in releasing a total of three CD's which continue to bless us time and time again.
The music ministry has blessed the hearts of people of all ages. Mike’s vision for our adult choir and orchestra alongside his faithfulness to see it through has opened the doors to many of the members in our congregation and families in our community to share their talent for the Glory of God. He has a tremendous giftedness for music and an incredible desire to spread the Good News wherever possible. He leads our congregation every service in songs that will inspire & challenge all of us to live the lives that the Lord would have us live.