Steve Thompson
Lecturer in Music

BA (Hons) First Degree Production Music & Engineering

The music industry has been a part of Steve’s life for over three decades. A multi-instrumentalist, record producer, composer and arranger, he has been the Musical Director for Graham Kendrick, a well-known songwriter, for over 35 years. He worked extensively with Graham and many other artists and worship leaders worldwide.

Steve has worked with various artists/worship leaders, including Michael Bolton, Gloria Gaynor, Martin Smith, Don Moen, Paul Baloche, Tim Hughes, Darlene Zschech, the late Roy Castle, Sir Cliff Richards, and Alexandra Burke.

Additionally, he has served as Worship Pastor and Musical Director at several churches in the UK and abroad.

Steve, who is a part-time lecturer at the London School of Theology, also teaches at various other educational institutions worldwide. Along with his wife Velveta Thompson, a professional singer, he founded ‘Beracahmusic International’, a publishing house, music and production company. Steve’s work has taken him to more than 120 countries.

As well as arranging and musical directing for BBC Songs of Praise, he has worked for other TV companies over the last 25 years.

Hobbies: Steve enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with his family (wife Velveta and daughters Velisha & Esther, son-in-law, Jermaine, and grandchildren).

  • Darlene Zschech
  • Graham Kendrick
  • Paul Balouche
  • Sir Cliff Richards
  • Integrity Music
  • Sony Music
  • Kingsway Music
  • BBC
  • ITV