Ziesemer Family Publishers is an extension of the musical life and ministry of the Ziesemer family. We publish traditional, Christ-honoring sacred and classical music that is thoughtfully and artistically created with attention to quality and the highest standards of musical integrity.

Meet our Composers and Arrangers

Aaron Baker

Aaron W. Baker, Ph.D., is the minister of music and director of missions at North Belt Baptist Church in Humble, Texas. Actively involved in church music ministry since the age of five and answering the call to preach at the age of sixteen, he has ministered in sermon and song on four continents. As an educator, Aaron has taught private piano lessons for more than 25 years, worked as an adjunct faculty member of two Bible colleges in the Philippines, and served as the director of the Ezekiel School of Church Music in southeast Louisiana. Read More

Jacob Bernhardt

Jacob Bernhardt, a native of the Chicago area, was exposed to music at a young age through the ministry of both his grandmothers, who were church pianists. He began formal piano lessons at age six. In high school, he was a scholarship student of renowned pedagogue Emilio del Rosario at the Music Institute of Chicago. Read More

Phil Garvin

John Philip Garvin was born in Elyria, Ohio, in 1928, the son of a Baptist minister. He began taking piano lessons when he was fifteen years old. Mrs. Leary, mother-in-law of the well-known Mel Johnson, was Mr. Garvin’s first teacher. His next teachers were notable Gospel musicians: Maxine Takens and Lois Hatt, former WMBI radio organist.
Second from the left is Phil, the pianist for The Children’s Bible Hour boys’ quartet called “The Nephews.” From the July 1945 CBH News. Read More

Dr Dean Kincaid

M. Dean Kincaid, DMA, AAGO, began study at an early age with Augusta Gentsch of Spokane, Washington. He later earned a bachelor’s degree in organ with a minor in piano and established the Kincaid School of Music in Spokane. Read More

Vern Stromberg

Vern Stromberg (1936-2005) began his musical career at the age of eight, with piano lessons in his home. By age fourteen he was the pianist at his church. He wrote his first published song, “I Recommend Him”, at age sixteen. Vern attended Milwaukee Bible College, where he traveled as part of a musical ensemble during the summers. He then transferred to Milwaukee Conservatory of Music and also spent one year at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Read More

Daniel Ziesemer

Because hearing is the first sense to develop in a child, Daniel’s musical training began before he was born, listening to beautiful, melodious music at home and at church. He was an avid singer and composer in his crib, and in 1990, and at the age of three began his violin training with William Führberg. Read More