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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
[email protected]

 

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Alabama

West, Rev. Steve
256-430-0003
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
all styles, pianist, choir director

 

 

 

California

Damon, Dan
226 Nicholl Ave.
Richmond CA 94801
[email protected]
hymnwriter, jazz pianist, travel OK

 

McFee, Marcia
1376 Versailles Ave.
Alameda CA 94501
877-387-7977
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
camp meeting, contemporary praise, global music, blended

 

 

Florida

 

Eldridge, Matthew
4560 SW Floral Court
Dunnellon, FL 34431
352-465-6339 or
352-615-9272
[email protected]

or [email protected]

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
Worship Leader, Audio Engineer, Media Producer.


Sommer, Sue
PO Box 772172
Coral Springs, FL 33077-2172
954-429-1348
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
camp meeting, traditional, contemporary, Taize, and global

 

 

Idaho

 

Blake, Vicki
HC 85 Box 318
Bonners Ferry ID 83805
208-267-3294
[email protected]
vocal soloist, dancer, choral conductor, flutist, multicultural music, travel OK

 

 

Illinois

 

Bowman, Mark
5352 N. Kenmore Ave, #3
Chicago IL 60640
773-728-8274
[email protected]
piano, guitar, percussion, choral director, focus on global and justice-seeking music


Hawk, Molly
RR 1 Box 24
Shobonier IL 62885
618-846-3330
[email protected]


Helms, Kay
1233 Maple Lane
East Peoria IL 61611
309-444-3637
[email protected]
choir workshops and new music


Johansen-Werner, Bonnie
1522 Mayfield Ave
Joliet, IL 60435
815-727-0973
[email protected]
traditional or classical styles preferred, pianist, organist, choir director, composer, travel OK

 


McCoy, Matt
1000 N. Randall Rd
Elgin, IL 60123
815-727-0973
[email protected]
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:  [email protected]
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
[email protected]
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
[email protected]

 

 

Indiana

 

Craig, Daniel R.
1300 Reiter Dr.
Evansville IN 47712
812-402-3214
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
cross-cultural worship, piano, organ, synthesizer


Noland, Terry L.
2245 South Poplar Dr.
Vincennes IN 47591
W 812-882-2220
H 812-886-1351
[email protected]
all styles

 

 

Iowa

 

Burt, Effie
626 Boston Ave.
Waterloo IA 50703
319-236-2246
[email protected]
vocal soloist; travel OK


Cakerice, Myrna
First UMC
516 Kellogg
Ames IA 50010
mcakerice[email protected]
pianist, organist, choir director, handbell director, travel OK


Emerson, Melissa A.
7297 32nd Ave, #43
Atkins, IA 52206
319-431-5136
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
all styles, tuba, choir director, travel OK

 

 

Kentucky

 

Wortham, Joshua
28 Red Wing Road
Brandenburg KY 40108
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
vocal soloist, classical, traditional, some contemporary, travel OK


Gross, Judy & George
123 Hillcrest Rd.
Pineville LA 71360
318-445-8740
[email protected]
[email protected]
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
[email protected] or [email protected]
vocal soloist, trombone, classical & contemporary, piano, guitar, banjo, composer

 

 

Maryland

 

Deel, Carol A.
410-879-2470
[email protected]
contemporary music, vocal soloist, guitar, travel OK


Jentzsch, Karl
Janes UM
Rising Sun, MD
410-303-2236
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
organ, piano, choir director, travel OK


Moylan, Debbie
89 Whitney Road
Ashby MA 01431
978-386-2323
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
guitar, vocals, singer/songwriter/worship leader; interested in leading creative/lyric/song writer workshops; travel OK

 

Minnesota

 

Steffan, Janson Michael
1212 34th Street Cir S, Apt 105
Moorhead, MN 56560
763-213-2284
[email protected]
Contemporary worship & praise, traditional hymns, post-modern music. Rock, folk, blues, jazz. Vocals, acoustic guitar, piano & keyboards. Also electric guitar, bass guitar, percussion. Sound & lighting engineer. Video Editing & Graphic Design, Content Creator. Available for tech consultations, songwriting, worship services, camps, workshops, events of any size. Travel is welcome.

 

Mississippi

 

Lott , Joey
8745 Goodman Rd. (PO Box 213)
Olive Branch, MS 38654
901-826-4220
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
contemporary worship leading and piano; all styles vocal; travel OK


Elliott, Emily
Kansas City, MO
H 816-216-6292
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
piano, organ


Scarborough, Saxon
First UMC
PO Box 218
Gastonia NC 28053
704-864-4371
[email protected]
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
[email protected] or [email protected]
organ, choir director, piano, travel OK

 

North Dakota

 

Steffan, Janson Michael
1212 34th Street Cir S, Apt 105
Moorhead, MN 56560
763-213-2284
[email protected]
Contemporary worship & praise, traditional hymns, post-modern music. Rock, folk, blues, jazz. Vocals, acoustic guitar, piano & keyboards. Also electric guitar, bass guitar, percussion. Sound & lighting engineer. Video Editing & Graphic Design, Content Creator. Available for tech consultations, songwriting, worship services, camps, workshops, events of any size. Travel is welcome.

 

 

 

 

Oklahoma

 

Carter, June
PO Box 720468
Oklahoma City OK 73172
405-753-9134
[email protected]
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
[email protected]

 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
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
multigenerational, singer, guitar/banjo, composer, concerts, group building, travel OK


Brown, Bob
PO Box 752
Crossville TN 38557
931-484-3537
[email protected]
choral, handbells, vocal soloist, guitar, travel OK


Eleazer, Alan
11020 Roane Dr
Knoxville TN 37922
865-966-6728, ext 231
[email protected]
all styles; guitar; vocal soloist; choral director; travel OK

Kreiselmaier, Laura Rosser
1405 Winwood Pl.
Nashville TN 37214
615.651.9815 (work/cell)
[email protected]
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)
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
all styles, play guitar, travel OK


Stewart, Rev. Mark C.
PO Box 128
Arrington TN 37014-0128
615-395-4445
615-319-4962
[email protected]
vocal soloist, travel OK

 

 

Texas

 

Ferrell, Dr. Scott
817-477-2287
[email protected]
all styles, director, vocal soloist


Shepherd, G. W. Dub
3321 W. Park Row Dr.
Arlington TX 76013
817-274-1345
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
travel OK; drive within 200 miles; vocal soloist


Wright, Jim
PO Box 1229
Big Spring, TX 79721-1229
432-267-6394
[email protected]
congregational singing — all styles; choir directing & solo; travel OK

 

 

Virginia

 

Farris, Ann
5114 Woodmere Dr. #203
Centreville VA 20120
703-266-3119
[email protected]
www.anartsawakening.com
vocalist, traditional and contemporary worship & song leader


Dowdy, Roger
2401 Brookmont Ct.
Richmond VA 23233
804-754-8371
[email protected]
music/worship consultant, global music, travel OK


Matsikenyiri, Patrick
Shenandoah University
1460 University Dr.
Winchester VA 22601
540-514-9400
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
guitar, vocals

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