HAMM, Barbara Elizabeth. b. Sterling, Colorado, 25 September 1943. Barbara Hamm began piano study as a young girl, learning to improvise on gospel hymns in a small Baptist congregation in the Midwestern United States. She gained further experience while playing for a small church during her college study in Eastern Tennessee. This early involvement in worship led to a lifetime of music ministry.
A United Church of Christ (UCC) church musician, composer, and hymn writer, Barbara Hamm received degrees from Manhattan Christian College (Kansas) in Bible and sacred music (AB, 1965) Milligan College (now University, Tennessee) in English and Bible (BA, 1967), and Kansas State University in...
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