Douglas McKelvey


Douglas Kaine McKelvey grew up in East Texas and moved to Nashville in 1991 to participate in the early work of Charlie Peacock's Art House Foundation, an organization dedicated to a shared exploration of faith and the arts. In the decades since, he has worked as an author, song lyricist, scriptwriter, church sexton, and video director. 

Douglas has penned more than 350 lyrics recorded by a variety of artists including Switchfoot, Kenny Rogers, Sanctus Real, and Jason Gray. 

He recently published Every Moment Holy: New Liturgies for Daily Life, and continues to pen new liturgies for future volumes. He is also currently writing a fantasy novel set in 19th Century America, pursuing publication of a YA sci-fi novel, and developing a board game. Douglas and his wife Lise have three grown daughters and two sons-in-law.  

Headshot linocut by Ned Bustard.

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