Chester D. T. Baldwin is a native of Liberty, Texas a small rural community 45 miles east of Houston. He is the 5th of five children and grew up in home where there was plenty of singing and praising God. When he was about 5 years old, his mother, Gussie, bought a piano and as his testimony song states (The Lord Made Me For Song) “when no one in the family could even play.” But God knew that Gussie’s little baby boy would need that piano one day. He is the father of three sons, Cedric Darnell, Cordale Douglass, and Christian Domineke. He also has two grandchildren, Chase Douglass and Cianna Dion.
Chester began his formal music training with Valencia Donatto, Carolyn Jefferson, and finally under the tutelage of Martha Ford Osagie. All of these teachers noted that he possessed a “supernatural” gift and anointing for God’s music and his ministry and pushed him to pursue his love.