Tim Hughes is the Director of Worship at Holy Trinity Brompton, London. Born in High Wycombe, Tim spent his teenage years in Birmingham where he learnt to play the guitar and lead worship at his local Anglican church. He has been leading worship at the Soul Survivor festivals from the age of 19, since 1997.
In 1999 Survivor released Reward which featured songs from Tim and worship leader Martyn Layzell. Tim was later featured on the highly acclaimed â€˜All Around the Worldâ€™ project in early 2001. Tim's first solo project â€“ â€˜Here I Am To Worshipâ€™ - was produced by Dwayne Larring and Jason Halbert (co-founders of SONICFLOOd) and arrived November 2001. It was the songs that did it; from â€˜Jesus You Aloneâ€™ and â€˜Here I Am To Worshipâ€™ to â€˜If There's One Thingâ€™ and â€˜My Jesus, My Lifelineâ€™, Timâ€™s skills were clear to see.
In 2004 Tim released his eagerly awaited second studio album â€˜When Silence Fallsâ€™, featuring â€˜Beautiful Oneâ€™, â€˜Consuming Fireâ€™ and â€˜Whole World In His Handsâ€™. Produced by Nathan Nockels (Facedown - Matt Redman), the album was recorded in Nashville and Prague. Again, the response was ecstatic.
April 2007 saw the release of â€˜Holding Nothing Backâ€™, an explosion of energy, expressing a life of full-on worship to God. With tracks produced by Matt Bronleewe (Michael W Smith, Rebecca St James & Leeland) and Nathan Nockels, the songs are epic and exciting. Tracks include â€˜Happy Dayâ€™, â€˜Everythingâ€™, â€˜Almighty Godâ€™ and many more. Tim is joined on guitar by Stu G (Delirious?) and Lyle Workman (who plays with Sting), as well as Brooke Fraser (singer/songwriter from New Zealand) on guest vocals. Two of the songs on the album are co-written with Martin Smith. The CD includes a bonus biographical DVD which features teaching on songwriting, studio footage and video diaries.
By this time Tim had moved on from Soul Survivor and landed at Holy Trinity Brompton. There he and Al Gordon founded Worship Central, a school of worship with a vision to encounter God, equip the worshipper and empower the local church. Since launching in 2006, tens of thousands of people have attended training events on three continents, and hundreds of thousands have visited this website for practical resources.
In October 2009 Survivor released Worship Centralâ€™s debut album Lifting High with Tim Hughes, Al Gordon, Ben Cantelon and many more. Collaborative, congregational and properly Christ-centered, the collection of fourteen songs reflects the very best of Worship Central.
Tim Hughes explains what drives Worship Central: â€œSince launching in 2006, over 75,000 people have attended Worship Central events across the globe, from California to Hong Kong. These gatherings of worship leaders, musicians and worshippers have been amazing moments of encounter: people of all denominations, generations and nations joining as one in lifting high the name of Jesus. We are excited to bring together this new collection of songs, some having been recorded for the first time. We hope they're helpful in encouraging and inspiring worship in your local church."