Gene Bartlett

May 4, 1918, Greenwood, Arkansas.

July 10, 1988, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Resurrection Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


Son of songwriter Eugene Bartlett, Sr., Gene was educated at John Brown University (BA), & Oklahoma Baptist University (BM, honorary DMus). He served as minister of music at three Baptist churches in Arkansas; at Trinity Baptist Church, Oklahoma City (1947–54); and Director of Church Music for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (1954). He was inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 2000.

  1. Christ Was Born in a Distant Land
  2. Set My Soul Afire