Tillit Sidney Teddlie Centennial Singing, June 2, 1985, Prestoncrest Church of Christ, Dallas, Texas

In June 1985, Tilllit S. Teddlie celebrated his 100th birthday.  Friends honored him with an afternoon of song.  This video describes Teddlie’s work as a hymnist, songwriter, publisher, and song leader among Churches of Christ.  It was filmed at Prestoncrest Church of Christ in Dallas, June 2, 1985.

Tillit Sidney Teddlie was a singing school teacher, composer, publisher, and minister of the Church of Christ. Teddlie was educated in Southern Development Normal in Waco, Texas, a school for advanced instruction in theory and harmony. He also attended what is now North Texas State University. He composed his first song in 1906. During his lifetime, Teddlie taught singing schools for 61 years, composed 130 songs, published 14 song books, and served as a full-time minister, including the Johnson Street Church of Christ (1945–1951), Central Church of Christ in Greenville, Texas, and Churches of Christ in Ennis, Sulphur Springs, Lone Oak and Quinlan. For two years he sang only with Foy E. Wallace, Jr. while traveling across the country for gospel meetings.

Additionally, we hold a small collection of his song lyrics and sermon notes, which are Manuscripts #29, and our Austin Taylor Hymnal Collection holds copies of Teddlie’s hymnals.

Enjoy the film!

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