Marshall Sanders was born in Wichita, Kansas, into a Christian home with a strong belief in the importance of the church. He grew up active in every part of the church’s life and as his music skills developed, that was the direction God led him – church music.
Before going into full-time church music, Marshall spent several years as a recording engineer and producer, working in a studio owned by Bill Gaither. In 1978 he started Creator magazine, which he sold in 1998 in order to focus more on full-time church music leadership. He currently serves as Director of Music at Vista de la Montaña United Methodist Church in Tucson, Arizona.