Song Leaders

The following persons are available to lead singing for a variety of gatherings including worship, annual conferences, church revivals, convocations, workshops, and other special meetings. Please contact them directly. Discipleship Ministries does not endorse or recommend anyone on this list. This list is provided as a service to United Methodist churches. The listing is by state and includes related specialty areas or skills reported by the song leader. No information is included here regarding compensation, which is a matter between the church and the song leader.

If you would like to be included in this list, contact:
Jackson Henry, Director of Music Resources
877-899-2780, ext 7073
music@UMCdiscipleship.org

 

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Alabama

West, Rev. Steve
256-430-0003
stevewest@graceumchsv.org
www.stevewestsmusings.blogspot.com
Minister, musician, and hymn writer. Baritone soloist and pianist, specializes in leading singing at spiritual formation events blending various styles. Teaches and leads workshops on worship and spiritual formation and leads events introducing the Upper Room Worshipbook.

 

 

 

Arkansas

Oliver, Rev. Les
479-636-1630
les@cumcrogers.com
all styles, pianist, choir director

 

 

 

California

Damon, Dan
226 Nicholl Ave.
Richmond CA 94801
dcdamon@earthlink.net
hymnwriter, jazz pianist, travel OK

 

McFee, Marcia
1376 Versailles Ave.
Alameda CA 94501
877-387-7977
worshipworkshop@aol.com
all styles, vocal soloist, drums, piano, flute, drama, dance, worship workshops, consultation, travel OK

 

 

 

Delaware

Farmer, Kathy
307 Pebble Valley Place
Dover DE 19904
302-672-9251
kaf311@mac.com
all styles, vocal soloist, choir director, east coast travel OK


Fields, Fern Annette
Aldersgate UM Church
2313 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803
302-478-2575, ext. 16
cell 856-534-8835
fa.fields@aldersgatede.org
camp meeting, contemporary praise, global music, blended

 

 

Florida

 

Eldridge, Matthew
4560 SW Floral Court
Dunnellon, FL 34431
352-465-6339 or
352-615-9272
Meldridge@cheerful.com

or Matte633@cs.com

Contemporary Praise and Worship Leader — Evangelist, Teacher on modern worship. Songwriter, Lead vocals, guitar, keyboards/piano, bass, harmonica, etc. CD available.

 

Hall, Jackie
2645 NW 50th Place
Gainesville, FL  32605
352-672-1500
Sing4Parts@aol.com

Song leader (traditional/blended), Pianist, Choir Director, Arranger (instrumental and vocal), Individual and Choral Vocal Coaching and Performance Preparation, Workshops/Seminars/Consultations (choosing music, worship planning and/or blended worship).  Travel OK.


Immersed Band
213 Freddie St.
Indian Harbour Beach FL 32937
321-698-9164
immersed@cfl.rr.com
Contact: Jim "Ivy" Iverson
Contemporary worship rock band specializing in youth rallies and retreats, concerts.


Savage, Ben
208 Northampton Circle
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
850-459-5865
Khristsold316@gmail.com
Worship Leader, Audio Engineer, Media Producer.


Sommer, Sue
PO Box 772172
Coral Springs, FL 33077-2172
954-429-1348
SSommer143@aol.com
www.suesommer.com
soloist,evangelist,all kinds of music from hymns to contemporary, praise and worship leader, concerts, retreats, special events: including Sunday morning in pastor's absence. Specializing in women's events, singles ministry, preschool and elementary children's events. Plays guitar. Extensive travel OK.

 

 

Georgia

 

Bell, Chuck
1962 Grandview Ave., NW
Atlanta GA 30318
404-794-1088
wcbell2075@earthlink.net
all styles of music, strong contemporary worship leader, established praise & worship band or solo gig, piano, keyboards, guitar, vocal soloist, choir director; travel OK


Brewer, Chad and Sherry
Hazlehurst, Ga
912-375-2799
www.chadandsherrybrewer.com
available for worship conferences, contemporary and post-modern music genres


Brown, Frieda
East Cobb UMC
2325 Roswell Road
Marietta, GA 30062
770-971-3643
Frieda@eastcobbumc.org
camp meeting, traditional, contemporary, Taize, and global

 

 

Idaho

 

Blake, Vicki
HC 85 Box 318
Bonners Ferry ID 83805
208-267-3294
tang@coldreams.com
vocal soloist, dancer, choral conductor, flutist, multicultural music, travel OK

 

 

Illinois

 

Bowman, Mark
5352 N. Kenmore Ave, #3
Chicago IL 60640
773-728-8274
markleby@comcast.net
piano, guitar, percussion, choral director, focus on global and justice-seeking music


Hawk, Molly
RR 1 Box 24
Shobonier IL 62885
618-846-3330
molly_hawk@hotmail.com


Helms, Kay
1233 Maple Lane
East Peoria IL 61611
309-444-3637
herbsthe@mtco.com
choir workshops and new music


Johansen-Werner, Bonnie
1522 Mayfield Ave
Joliet, IL 60435
815-727-0973
johansenwernermusic@me.com
traditional or classical styles preferred, pianist, organist, choir director, composer, travel OK

 


McCoy, Matt
1000 N. Randall Rd
Elgin, IL 60123
815-727-0973
web@mattmccoymusic.com
Founder of LoopCommunity.com
http://www.mattmccoymusic.com
Leads worship for adults, young adults, and youth events; contemporary style worship; travels with full band, or alone

 

McHaney, Dave
1104 East Oak Street
West Frankfort, IL  62896
Phone:  618-937-6179
Email:  sailor1@neondsl.com
Choir Director, Piano, Organ, Orchestra Conductor, All Styles, Vocal Soloist, Hymn Arrangements, Church Choir and Instrumental seminars, and travel OK.


Torbeck, Jacob
2525 Clinton
Vandalia IL 62471
618-283-9266
jaketorbeck@hotmail.com
contemporary, play guitar, drums and sing, can play some hymns, travel one hour's distance from Vandalia/Greenville


Werner, Duane H.
506 N William St
Joliet IL 60435
815-727-0973
duane_werner@yahoo.com

 

 

Indiana

 

Craig, Daniel R.
1300 Reiter Dr.
Evansville IN 47712
812-402-3214
dcraig@usi.edu
all styles, choral, tin whistle, recorders, vocal soloist, composition, travel OK


Engle, William E.
6809 Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis IN 46220-1173
H 317-253-7326
W 317-940-3052
wengle@butler.edu
cross-cultural worship, piano, organ, synthesizer


Noland, Terry L.
2245 South Poplar Dr.
Vincennes IN 47591
W 812-882-2220
H 812-886-1351
noland@charter.net
all styles

 

 

Iowa

 

Burt, Effie
626 Boston Ave.
Waterloo IA 50703
319-236-2246
jazzsinger2000@hotmail.com
vocal soloist; travel OK


Cakerice, Myrna
First UMC
516 Kellogg
Ames IA 50010
mcakerice@aol.com
pianist, organist, choir director, handbell director, travel OK


Emerson, Melissa A.
7297 32nd Ave, #43
Atkins, IA 52206
319-431-5136
melisma86@yahoo.com
vocal soloist, all styles, choral director, handbells, composer, french horn, flute, travel OK


Johnson, Bloyce
WDM UMC
720 Grand Ave.
West Des Moines IA 50265
515-279-0826 Ext. 217
bjohnson@wdmumc.org
all styles, tuba, choir director, travel OK

 

 

Kentucky

 

Wortham, Joshua
28 Red Wing Road
Brandenburg KY 40108
pianocrazed@hotmail.com
W 270-863-2306
H 270-422-1049
blended worship, piano, organ, choral director, hymn arranger, handbells; travel OK

 

 

Louisiana

 

Cooke, Lee
101 Live Oak Blvd
Lafayette LA 70503
337-984-4211, ext 210
leecooke@asbury-umc.org
vocal soloist, classical, traditional, some contemporary, travel OK


Gross, Judy & George
123 Hillcrest Rd.
Pineville LA 71360
318-445-8740
judycgross@hotmail.com
ggross3@hotmail.com
Judy: song leader/George: pianist; all types of music, vocal solos or duets; adult, youth or children; travel OK


Rose, William G.
118 Frazar St
Lake Charles LA 70605
H 337-478-0641
W 337-474-1500
rosebone@aol.com or slsmusic@bellsouth.net
vocal soloist, trombone, classical & contemporary, piano, guitar, banjo, composer

 

 

Maryland

 

Deel, Carol A.
410-879-2470
caroladeel@cs.com
contemporary music, vocal soloist, guitar, travel OK


Jentzsch, Karl
Janes UM
Rising Sun, MD
410-303-2236
karl@zoominternet.net
Contemporary worship leader, vocal soloist, songwriter, keyboards, electric & acoustic guitar, drums, lay speaker. Travel OK.

 

 

Massachusetts

 

Josselyn-Cranson, Heather
1714 Commonwealth Ave #3
Brighton MA 02135
617-738-5262
hjosselyn@hotmail.com
organ, piano, choir director, travel OK


Moylan, Debbie
89 Whitney Road
Ashby MA 01431
978-386-2323
dlmoylan@verizon.net
Piano/keyboard player; singer/songwriter; spirit-led and engaging contemporary style; willing to travel

 

 

Michigan

 

Babb, Mark R., OSL
2440 Smiley Way
Jackson MI 49203
517-783-3803 or 517-279-8402
musicmin1@comcast.net
piano, organ, keyboard, vocals, able to lead most styles of worship; choral and handbell director, certified in music by UMC, full member deacon, travel OK


Gladstone, Carl Thomas
586-295-3055
carl@carlthomasgladstone.com
guitar, vocals, singer/songwriter/worship leader; interested in leading creative/lyric/song writer workshops; travel OK

 

 

Mississippi

 

Lott , Joey
8745 Goodman Rd. (PO Box 213)
Olive Branch, MS 38654
901-826-4220
mjoey@mapleschurch.org
traditional/blended/contemporary, vocal soloist, piano, song leading, choir director; travel OK

 

 

Missouri

 

Elder, Sarah Jane
2619 State St.
St Joseph MO 64506
H 816-752-0405
W 816-232-2847
missionwalk@hotmail.com
contemporary worship leading and piano; all styles vocal; travel OK


Elliott, Emily
Kansas City, MO
H 816-216-6292
emily.elliott@gmail.com
All Styles, choir & handbell director, vocal soloist, Taize worship leader/consultant/workshop leader, music-art-drama programs for children, congregational song leader, Multigenerational, hymn sing leader & organizer; willing to travel in the Greater Kansas City area, including Kansas

 

 

Montana

 

Merkel, David
PO Box 1134
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
406-253-0686
W 816-232-2847
dave@davemerkel.com
Pastor,  pianist, arranger, vocalist, worship design and leading. Available for special events, worship, workshops, conferences, special event concerts, custom and commissioned arrangements. All work encompasses wide genres of music and worship styles. Travel ok.

 

 

 

New Jersey

 

Jensen, Judie
21 Livingston Drive
Howell NJ 07731
732-901-5964
cell 732-259-1158
judie@strandlakewood.com
organist, soloist, guitar, contemporary or traditional

 

 

New York

 

Martin, Michael R.
Certified Lay Speaker
1519 State Route 86
Saranac Lake NY 12983
518-572-2104
michael@cedareden.com
Guitar and vocal gospel and praise music, complete praise worship service; weddings & funerals; Upper New York Annual Conference, Northern New York, Vermont, New Hampshire travel OK.


Stewart, Scott
331 Leonard Street
Oneida, NY 13421
315-363-2399
keyboard331@yahoo.com
Website: http://keyboard331.faithweb.com
Experienced Keyboard-Piano-Organ player & Vocalist offering a unique music ministry very uplifting to all attending and besides any standard hymnal, the total Manatha song collections are also possible. Also specializing in custom song arrangements & complete "In Order of Worship" CD recordings for your church. Travel OK.

 

 

North Carolina

 

Christ, Angel
PO Box 1056
Jamestown NC 27282
336-687-2162
Angelchrst@aol.com
vocal soloist, all styles of Gospel music, travel OK


Huss, Eddie
PO Box 5289
High Point NC 27262
H 336-886-8390
W 336-884-2204
ehuss@wesleymemorial.org
piano, organ


Scarborough, Saxon
First UMC
PO Box 218
Gastonia NC 28053
704-864-4371
sscarborough@fumcgnc.org
comfortable with all styles; tenor soloist; choir director; plays guitar, piano, & cello; can design/direct hymn & choir festivals; travel OK


Weisser, Dr. William J.
228 West Edenton St
Raleigh NC 27603
919-932-7535
bweisser@esumc.org or bweisser@mindspring.com
organ, choir director, piano, travel OK

 

 

 

 

 

Oklahoma

 

Carter, June
PO Box 720468
Oklahoma City OK 73172
405-753-9134
jcarter@spiritfulvoices.org
vocal soloist (baritone/tenor), all styles, contemporary music, gospel, spirituals, praise & worship, travel OK

 

 

Oregon

 

Bartlett, Laura Jaquith
32865 SE Highway 211
Eagle Creek OR 97022
503-637-5140
cell: 541-409-8447
revlaurajbartlett@gmail.com

 all styles, pianist, organist, choir director, flute, global, worship planning, travel OK

 

 

Pennsylvania

 

Collins, B.J.
5800 Shirley Drive
Bethel Park, PA 15012
412-831-7625
bj@70x7.com
All styles of music with large contemporary repertoire. Tenor vocalist, keyboardist, music director, worship leader, and composer. Provider of turn-key worship experiences as soloist or a with full band, self-sufficient with sound, lighting, and projection equipment.


Ritchie, Dr. James H.
22 Valerie Circle
Monroeville PA 15146-2918
412-372-1354
JamesHRitchie@aol.com
multigenerational, global, guitar, composer, educator, children's music, musicals, Bible story songs, travel OK

 

 

Tennessee

 

Britt, Dr. Ed
5011 Marchant Dr
Nashville TN 37211
615-834-8732
ebritt@arlingtonum.org
multigenerational, singer, guitar/banjo, composer, concerts, group building, travel OK


Brown, Bob
PO Box 752
Crossville TN 38557
931-484-3537
umcmusician@yahoo.com
choral, handbells, vocal soloist, guitar, travel OK


Eleazer, Alan
11020 Roane Dr
Knoxville TN 37922
865-966-6728, ext 231
alan@concordumc.com
all styles; guitar; vocal soloist; choral director; travel OK

Kreiselmaier, Laura Rosser
1405 Winwood Pl.
Nashville TN 37214
615.651.9815 (work/cell)
laurakreiselmaier@gmail.com
concert pianist, soloist, choir director; travel OK


Lock, Rev. Mark G.
454 W Poplar Ave
Collierville TN 38017
901-853-8383, ext 108 (church)
901-850-2080 (home)
mglocke@colliervilleumc.org
vocal soloist, choral director, varied styles; travel OK


Overton, Rev. Charles E.
First United Methodist Church
200 S. Church St.
Jackson TN 38301
731-422-4002
charlie@jacksonfumc.org
choral conducting, vocal soloist, play guitar, global music, traveled to Taizé — experience planning and leading Taizé common prayer; travel OK


Smith, Gary Alan
704 Saddle Trail Ct
Hermitage TN 37076
615-885-3831
Garyalansmith@comcast.net
all styles, play guitar, travel OK


Stewart, Rev. Mark C.
PO Box 128
Arrington TN 37014-0128
615-395-4445
615-319-4962
austew@aol.com
vocal soloist, travel OK

 

 

Texas

 

Ferrell, Dr. Scott
817-477-2287
scottf@fumcmansfield.org
all styles, director, vocal soloist


Shepherd, G. W. Dub
3321 W. Park Row Dr.
Arlington TX 76013
817-274-1345
dub@TrinityUMCArlington.org
travel OK; choral/handbell clinician; baritone soloist; revival musician


Smoots, Avis
210 Penland St.
Dallas TX 75224
214-941-0050
214-693-4893
contemporary, black gospel, vocal soloist, travel OK


Thornburg, John
9553 Atherton Dr.
Dallas TX 75243
214-341-6800
ethornbu@aol.com
travel OK; drive within 200 miles; vocal soloist


Wright, Jim
PO Box 1229
Big Spring, TX 79721-1229
432-267-6394
jimwright@crcom.net
congregational singing — all styles; choir directing & solo; travel OK

 

 

Virginia

 

Farris, Ann
5114 Woodmere Dr. #203
Centreville VA 20120
703-266-3119
capetownann@yahoo.com
www.anartsawakening.com
vocalist, traditional and contemporary worship & song leader


Dowdy, Roger
2401 Brookmont Ct.
Richmond VA 23233
804-754-8371
Rdowdy-cp@mindspring.com
music/worship consultant, global music, travel OK


Matsikenyiri, Patrick
Shenandoah University
1460 University Dr.
Winchester VA 22601
540-514-9400
PMatsike@su.edu
global & African music, choir director (2004 address: Africa University; Box 1320; Mutare, Zimbabwe; same e-mail address as above)


Springstead, David B., Sr.
5117 Ellesmere Ct
Virginia Beach VA 23464
757-467-7504
Tevye1955@hotmail.com
all styles, vocal soloist, choir director, drama, worship leader; travel OK

 


Washington

Barber, Dustan
23228 S.R. 9
Mt. Vernon WA 98274
360-445-6631
lakeside@cnw.com
guitar, vocals

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