Dr. Edwin Childs (b. 1945) is a native of New Hampshire. He studied composition with Jack Goode at Wheaton College, IL (BM); and with Wayne Barlow, Warren Benson, and Samuel Adler at the Eastman School of Music (PhD). He has taught music theory and composition at Cairn University (PA), Biola University (CA), and is currently retired from teaching at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. His music is published by various publishers.

Childs is a member of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the Hymn Society of American and Canada (HSA), and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).