Douglas McKelvey

Douglas Kaine McKelvey grew up in East Texas and moved to Nashville in 1991 to participate in the early work of Charlie Peacock's Art House Foundation, an organization dedicated to a shared exploration of faith and the arts. In the decades since, he has worked as an author, song lyricist, scriptwriter, church sexton, and video director. Douglas has penned more than 350 lyrics recorded by a variety of artists including Switchfoot, Kenny Rogers, Sanctus Real, and Jason Gray. In 2017 he published Every Moment Holy: New Liturgies for Daily Life, and in 2021 released Every Moment Holy, Volume 2: Death, Grief & Hope. Douglas and his wife Lise have three grown daughters, two sons-in-law, and one sparkly-eyed granddaughter.

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