Dr. Daniel Sharp, D.M.A.

DWS 703: The Christian Year: Forming Congregational Spirituality

Dr. Daniel Sharp has served as Minister of Music and Worship in Lexington, MA; Newport Beach, CA; Seattle, WA; San Diego, CA; and most recently in Orlando, FL. He is semi-retired after forty-two years in church ministry. He continues to sing with the Bach Festival Choir in Orlando.

He holds the B.M.E. from Wheaton College, the M.M.E. from Drake University and a D.M.A. from the University of Southern California. He has done graduate studies at Fuller Theological Seminary and has served as an adjunct professor at Gordon-Conwell Seminary.

He is the composer of the children’s Christmas musical, “Three Wee Kings”, as well as various articles for Worship and Creator magazines. He has contributed to The Complete Library of Christian WorshipThe NIV Worship Bible, the Worship Leader’s Edition of The Worshiping Church, and Transforming Power.

He also writes the popular Daily Devotionals for Advent-Epiphany and Lent-Easter Sunday online at sharpdevotional.com including selected music and prayers of past and current saints. He has been a founding faculty member teaching The Christian Year with Dr. Jack VanMarion.


  • B.M.E., Wheaton College
  • M.M.E., Drake University
  • D.M.A., University of Southern California