Minister of Music
First Baptist Church Gaffney
(Church size 500 on Sundays. 8:30 Traditional & 11:00 Contemporary)
- Adult Choir: 35+ voice on Sunday. 50 - 60 during holidays and special occasions.
- Senior Adult Choir: I resource this choir. Our Organist handles all senior adult ministry.
- Youth Choir: Started by myself in 2011 this group of 30+ young people have attended SonPower twice.
Recorded two full length CD's. Toured to Richmond VA and Pigeon Forge TN and scheduled to sing in
Virginia and New York the summer of 2013. I am extremely proud of this group and their love of the Lord.
Our youth ministry is very strong at First Baptist and it shows through this group.
- Contemporary Worship Team - Made up of 12 musicians and 10 vocalist that participate on a rotation.
This group also travels a couple times a year to lead worship for conferences and revivals.
-Handbells: We use 4 octaves of Schulmerich Bells and 3 octaves of Malmark chimes in worship during
our traditional service.
- Instrument Ensembles: We use church members and students from the local High School and
Limestone College on occasions to add emphasis to a special event. We have even had a steel drum
band from Limestone and Sign Language group from Gardner Webb join us in worship.
- Children's Music: The FBCG children participate in the Christmas Concert or full length Christmas
Musical of their own each year. I enjoy directing and building the sets for these musicals.
- E.P.I.C. was a Sunday night service that I started to expand our Contemporary music style. This was a
night once a month of just music and worship arts. EPIC stands for Exalt, Praise, Ignite, Connect.
Worshipers were encouraged to be more involved and to take part of the whole worship process.
- LifeSong is the name of the Men's Quintet at First Baptist. This group was started by my predecessor
and I stepped into the role of 1st Tenor when I arrived. I enjoy Southern Gospel music and have enjoyed
singing with these guys. In 2012 we produced our 2nd album "Christmas with LifeSong: Live." Cd's are
available upon request.
- I oversee the hiring of all musicians and media art technicians at First Baptist. I work closely with our
Media Arts director, Jared Snead, who doubles as our youth worship leader. I rebuilt the churches website
from scratch in January 2012. Jared keeps it updated under my watch. There are three worship centers
at First Baptist, Jared and I work together to keep the technical needs met.
- The Smithsonian's American Roots Music Exhibit *please see details below
- I try once or twice a year to be involved in Limestone College's music or theatre related events. Our
church has developed a strong connection to this school. We provide a free home cooked meal every
Sunday, a pancake exam break twice a year, help them move in and a back to school cookout. It is so
important to keep Jesus present in their new life at school.
- I have directed two productions while in Gaffney. One for the Gaffney Little Theatre and one for