Author & Composer
Geoff Twigg was born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, in 1951 and died in Silverdale, Pennsylvania on October 27th 2018.
He studied at London University’s Goldsmith’s College in South East London, and became a Fellow of Trinity College of Music. He met Vicky Hayward at Trinity College of Music and they were married in 1981.
Formerly a freelance musician and writer, worship leader and teacher, Geoff won major secular awards including the Royal Philharmonic Society Prize, and toured the United States with fellow members of the Jubilate Hymns group. His published compositions include a setting of the shorter ‘Gloria’ (in ‘Songs from the Psalms’, 1990) and ‘Lord, help me to know your presence’ (words and music, from 1993).
Geoff was founding editor of Guitarist magazine, consultant at Music Maker Publications, served as music advisor to the Bishop of Ely, England, and was a freelance musician and worship leader in the UK. He also trained under and worked for renowned British composer John Tavener.
In 1994 he became Minister of Worship at the West Shore Evangelical Free Church in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
He also was an adjunct professor at Messiah College, where he taught music ministry and composition. In 2008 he became pastor of worship and music at Bethany Covenant Church in Bedford, New Hampshire.
Geoff and Vicki had four children, one of whom died in infancy.