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Elwyn Carlos Raymer

publishing executive

Elwyn Carlos Raymer, American Publishing executive. Member National Academy Recording Arts and Sciences, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Country Music Association, National.Songwriters Association, Gospel Music Association (board directors 1979-1987, 90-96, chairman 1985-1986).

Background

Raymer, Elwyn Carlos was born on April 17, 1935 in Louisville. Son of Oscar and Edna Christine (Jared) Raymer.

Education

Bachelor, Georgetown College, 1957. Master of Music, Southern Seminary School Music, 1959.

Career

Minister of music, First Baptist Church, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, 1959-1964;minister of music, First Baptist Church, Waco, Texas, 1964-1966;associate professor music, Baylor University, Waco, 1964-1966;music editor, Broadman Press, Nashville, 1966-1973;vice president, general manager, Triune Music, Nashville, 1973-1979;executive vice president, Lorenz Creative Superior vena cava syndrome, Nashville, 1979-1982;president, Lorenz Creative Superior vena cava syndrome, Nashville, since 1982;vice president Gospel music division, BMG Public, Nashville, since 1990. Member of advisory board Belmont Music Program, Nashville, 1978-1980, 96.

Religion

God has revealed and continues to reveal God's self through the Bible, through the created order, through mighty acts in history, and, preeminently, through God the Son, Jesus Christ.

Politics

The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.

Views

The sense of being connected is how the Church as a whole should be structured. At its heart is an understanding of the Christian community as the 'body of Christ '.

Membership

Member National Academy Recording Arts and Sciences, American Society of Composers, Country Music Association, National Songwriters Association, Gospel Music Association (board directors 1979-1987, 90-96, chairman 1985-1986). Clubs: Richland Country (Nashville).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, traveling.

Connections

Married Flora Jacobs, February 12, 1954 (divorced June 1976). Children: Kim, Craig. Married Linda Miller, June 10, 1977.

father:
Oscar Raymer

mother:
Edna Christine (Jared) Raymer

spouses:
Flora Jacobs

Linda Miller

children:
Kim Raymer

Craig Raymer