Organized in 1974 by S. W. Prestidge, Jr., the Singing Men of Texas was founded as a ministry of the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) Church Music Department. It is an organization of six regional choirs composed primarily of ministers of music, part-time music directors and Baptist men associated with church music in their churches.
The purpose of the organization is to proclaim the message of Christ through music to the state of Texas and around the world. The groups have participated in outreach efforts around the world including Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Eastern and Western Europe, China and Spain. Today each of the six regional chapters ministers independently within their region of the state offering monthly regional concerts around the state as well as public appearances in community events, sports functions, government gatherings and cultural opportunities with community symphonies. They have sung in numerous conferences and conventions. In 1997, one group was featured at the National Day of Prayer in Washington, D.C. Numerous recordings have been made by each Singing Men group individually and combined.
In 2000, the entire organization presented a 25th anniversary concert at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas. The group was accompanied by a full orchestra and conducted by Dr. Stephen Holcomb, Director of Choral Studies at Dallas Baptist University.