Dr. Dan Suttles completed his undergraduate studies at Piedmont International University (Bachelor of Religious Education, 1977) and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG: Bachelor of Music, piano, 1981). His Master of Music is in conducting from UNCG (1983). His Doctor of Musical Arts (conducting) is from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2006).
Associate Professor Suttles is originally from Covington, KY. He has served since 1973 in six churches in North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia as a music minister, worship leader, orchestra director, and pianist. He has performed for 45 years as a free-lance pianist (soloist and accompanist), accordionist, and conductor in a variety of venues. Since 2007 he has specialized in worship piano music, having ministered with concerts in over 100 churches.
Dr. Suttles has recorded three CDs of secular and sacred piano music. He was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in 2002.
He, his wife Gloria, and daughter Hannah live in Lynchburg, VA.