Don Koch

Don Koch is listed in the credits for the following albums:

Year Artist Album Role
1990 4Him 4Him Producer, Songwriter, Rhythm Arrangements, Keyboards
1992 Two Hearts Stand Your Ground Songwriter, Keyboards
1992 4Him The Basics of Life Producer, Vocal and Track Arranger, Songwriter, Keyboards, Piano
1993 Michael English Hope Songwriter
1993 Straight Company So Excited: Acapella Producer, Vocal Arranger, Songwriter
1993 4Him The Season of Love - Christmas Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Keyboards, Piano, Programming
1994 4Him The Ride Producer, Additional Recording, Songwriter, Keyboards, Programming, Vocal Arrangements, Track Arrangements
1995 East to West North of the Sky Songwriter
1996 Aaron Jeoffrey After The Rain Songwriter
2000 Charles Billingsley Marks of the Mission Producer, Keyboard
2000 Solomon's Wish A Wise Man's Tragedy Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements
2001 NewSong The Christmas Shoes Producer, Arrangements, Keyboards
2001 Greg Long Now Producer, Songwriter, Recorded
2001 Fred Hammond Christmas... Just Remember Songwriter
2001 4Him Chapter One ...a decade Songwriter
2015 Rescue Beautiful Songwriter

Don Koch

Jan 01, 1962
Jan 15, 2024

Industry veteran Don Koch, most recently serving as label co-founder, songwriter, and producer for Red Street Records, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on January 15th, 2024.

In his illustrious career, Koch won six GMA Dove Awards including Song Of The Year (1994, "In Christ Alone"), Inspirational Recorded Song Of The Year (1993 and 2006, "In Christ Alone"; 1999, "Adonai"), and Inspirational Album Of The Year (1994's The Season Of Love by 4Him; 1993's Generation To Generation by Benson Family of Artists).

Don Koch was born in San Jose, Costa Rica to missionary parents. Living throughout South America and the U.S. throughout his childhood, he made Miami his home until moving to Nashville in 1980 to attend Belmont College and pursue a career in sound engineering. While trying his hand at songwriting, one of the first songs he wrote with a friend was recorded and he was instantly bitten by the songwriting bug.

He signed his first publishing deal with Benson Record Company in 1986 and went on to write 38 No. 1 songs. Some of his best-known hits include "In Christ Alone," "Mercy Said No," "Adonai," "Mercy Came Running," "Jesus Saves," and "Land of Mercy." Koch became a successful Publisher and record producer, working with artists such as 4Him, Newsong, Avalon, Charles Billingsley, Al Denson, Dallas Holm, and Matthew Ward, among others.

"Industry Mourns Passing of Don Koch." Gospel Music Association, 16 Jan. 2024,

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