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Vision Statement
To offer God’s “peace and rest in a hurried world.”

Mission Statement
Through Scripture inspired piano, be a leading source for
God's peace, rest, hope and healing in the church, the
cultural arts, and the lives of cancer and hospital patients.


Offering peace, rest, hope and healing has been at the heart of Music to Light the World since its founding in 2004. Of the 4 million lives touched so far, many people have shared amazing stories about the music making a difference in their life or health circumstances. Through its Get Music Give Hope℠ program Music to Light the World donates one album to a cancer center or hospital for every album purchased.

50% of support comes through donations. Please consider making a generous tax-deductible gift to Music to Light the World. Visit the Donations page to make a secure online gift or the Contact Us page to mail a check.

Historical Timeline

1999 - Idea to compose Scripture inspired piano emerges while listening to peaceful, instrumental music
2000 - First piece composed (Grace and Truth), keyboard and computer purchased to begin recording
2001 - First CD Walk in the Light recorded, and given as a Christmas gift to family, friends and clients
2002 - Second CD Still Waters released, website created, first concert, listener outreach begins to grow
2003 - Music played on The Weather Channel, CD sales in 30 U.S. states, Canada, Germany, Sweden
2004 - Music to Light the World founded, third CD Draw Near released, first CDs donated to hospitals
2005 - Let Your Light Shine sampler CD/school program, 4th CD The Voice recorded with Will Ackerman
2006 - CD order milestone (all 50 states, 10 foreign countries), music exposure and donated CDs increase
2007 - Peace #1 song on Soundscapes cable channel, 5th CD Unveiled released and live concert DVD filmed
2008 - Milestone of 250,000 souls touched since 2004 by CDs, MP3 listens/downloads and concerts alone
2009 - 6th CD December Peace released, Get Music Give Hope℠ program, first national radio interview
2010 - December Peace wins 2009 Best Holiday Album and is distributed in Korea, 6,720 CDs donated to 85 hospitals, public relations effort touches 1 million+ souls via Moody Radio and Haven Today broadcasts
2011 - 7th album A Thousand Years released, Moody and Haven Today national radio, 100 Huntley Street television broadcast reaches 1 million Canadian viewers, 10,000 Get Music Give Hope℠ CDs donated to children in 106 hospitals served by Beads of Courage. Over 4 million souls touched since 2004.
2012 - 13,000 fitness clubs in 70 countries playing Music to Light the World for relaxation, 13,317 peace-seeking visitors landed on the ministry website from 113 countries, 31,000 CDs donated through Get Music Give Hope = 310,000 lives touched, 55,371 YouTube and 5,000 blog views, 7,000 attend live events experiencing hope.

Leadership Team

Governance Board

Kristin Connor - Director, Executive Director, CURE Childhood Cancer
John Featherston - Chairman, Sr. Director Real Estate, Chick-fil-A
Stanton Lanier - Founder, President, Music to Light the World
Colin Smith - Director, Program Director, Beads of Courage
Raymond Walker - Director, President, The Walker Companies

Advisory Board

Joe Colavito - President, CoreVu
Jill Felts - President, Compelling Creations
Greg Gilbert - Principal, Ronald Blue and Co.