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Frank Fortunato

Frank Fortunato has served in music ministry his entire life. After several years of teaching music courses in colleges in the Midwest, he began his ministry with Operation Mobilization, where he served as a music missionary for many years with OM’s mission ships. Following his time on board, Frank completed his master’s studies in ethnomusicology, to which he has more recently added a doctorate in biblical worship. Currently, Frank serves as OM’s International Music Consultant and the vice president for the International Council of Ethnodoxologists (ICE). He is the co-founder of OM’s Heart Sounds International (HSI), a ministry which sends out teams to promote indigenous worship and the arts through seminars, songwriting events, and audio and video recordings of non-Western worship, mostly in restricted parts of the world. HSI teams have released more than fifty audio and video recordings from five continents. Over the years Frank has helped international ministries and networks begin task forces focused on using music and the arts in evangelism and church planting, and has served as a music leader at various global missions gatherings. Based at OM’s USA headquarters in Atlanta, Frank has also done adjunct college teaching on global music, piano, and improvisation. He leads worship at a local church and conducts worship seminars annually with OM India. His publications include All the World is Singing—Glorifying God through the Worship Music of the Nations. He has compiled and edited multilingual songbooks for OM international gatherings. His articles have been published in Christian magazines, missions journals, and electronic music periodicals. Frank’s wife Berit is from Sweden and teaches elementary grades. They have two grown children, one granddaughter, and have adopted two children from India.

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