Mark Burrows, award-winning singer, composer, and author, is the director of both children’s ministries and fine arts at First United Methodist Church—Fort Worth, Texas. As a two-time finalist for D Magazine’s Best Children’s Entertainer, he has written numerous children’s songs, many of which air on Sirius XM Radio. One of his songs, “Amazon Rock,” was recorded by Nick Records for Dora the Explorer. Seven of his titles have received the Children’s Music Web Award, and his four children’s albums have won a total of nine national awards.
A puppetry enthusiast, Burrows created and directs the Threadbare Theatre puppetry troupe, which has repeatedly performed at libraries, festivals, and the Dallas Museum of Art. He taught music at First United Methodist Church Preschool and Stephen C. Foster Elementary School, where he received the honor of Teacher of the Year. He is a member of Children’s Ministry Forum and Christian Educators Fellowship.
After receiving his BM in music education from Southern Methodist University, Burrows enrolled at Texas Christian University and graduated with a MA in conducting. He lives in Fort Worth with his wife, Nina, and his daughters, Emma and Grace.