A native of the Dominican Republic, Jorge A. Lockward currently lives and works in New York City. Mr. Lockward served as committee member of the New Spanish Language United Methodist Hymnal, Mil Voces para Celebrar and has served as consultant on Global Music for several other denominational hymnals. He is the editor of Tenemos Esperanza a trilingual (Spanish, Portuguese, English) songbook and recording of congregational song from Latin America published by GBGMusik.
He is co-founder and conductor-in-residence of Cántico Nuevo (New Song), a worship and arts ecumenical project in New York City, and is in high demand as workshop leader in the field of Liturgy and Music throughout the country and abroad.
As songleader, Jorge was part of the songleading team for the 9th Assembly of the Word Council of Churches in Porto Alegre, Brazil and for the 2010 Quadrennial Assembly of United Methodist Women in St. Louis, Missouri.