Children’s Music Summit

Dates: July 8-9, 2022

Location: Shocco Springs

Exciting hands-on training for Children’s Choir Workers. Experience the fun of teaching music to any age preschooler or child. Discover new ways to make choir or music time a favorite for kids! Watch the love for worship come alive! Mingle with others in similar situations! Learn to use games and toys to add more excitement to your music time! Also a great conference for daycare workers! Features clinicians from all over the Southeast and beyond.

Clinicians

Bethany Franklin

Bethany currently serves as the Media & Communications Director at Valley View Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, AL. She has also worked with other ministries and organizations including the Tuscaloosa County Baptist Association, The Alabama Baptist, Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, Alabama WMU, and National WMU. At Valley View, Bethany works to consistently communicate the mission and vision of the church through online and social media presence, video, photo, and design. She and her husband Sam enjoy spending time with their dog, Reese.

Originally from Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Music has been a life-long activity for Pam Andrews. She received a Bachelor of Music Education degree at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. After college, Pam was a performer at Opryland USA in Nashville working also as a commercial actress for several years.Pam achieved her Master of Arts degree in Music Education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Pam has taught elementary music for over 20 years in Sumner County Schools. She is also an avid songwriter of children’s Christian music. She now has her own publishing company, Pam Andrews Music. Pam is also currently serving as an adjunct professor at Welch College and teaches piano.

Pam Andrews

Carol Dickerson

Carol Dickerson is the Design Editor for Preschool for Growing in Grace, a position she has held since 2015. Prior to coming to Growing in Grace full-time, she contributed to preschool curriculum while teaching music to junior kindergarten through second grade students at St. Paul Christian Academy in Nashville, Tennessee.

Since its first release in 2012, Growing in Grace’s children’s music curriculum has grown to serve over 1,500 churches in 40 states and internationally. Additionally, Growing in Grace began to offer a variety of resources including anthems, collections, hymn studies, and more to serve churches and schools of every size and skill.

James Barnard is the Music Editor for Growing in Grace Children’s Music Resources. Prior to Growing in Grace, James was the Church Choral Editor for Shawnee Press/Hal Leonard for eight years where he edited and produced hundreds of choral and keyboard publications.

Since its first release in 2012, Growing in Grace’s children’s music curriculum has grown to serve over 1,500 churches in 40 states and internationally. Additionally, Growing in Grace began to offer a variety of resources including anthems, collections, hymn studies, and more to serve churches and schools of every size and skill.

James Barnard

Keith Pate

Keith came to be Minister of Music at EASTERN HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH in Montgomery, Alabama in January of 2003. Formerly he was Minister of Music at Anastasia Baptist Church, St. Augustine, Florida for 12 years. Keith holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama (1984) and a Masters of Church Music Degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (1989).

Keith has a great love for working with children. He has directed younger and older children’s choirs for over thirty years. He has been a curriculum writer for Lifeway Christian Resources and Growing in Grace as well as a workshop leader throughout the southeast. 

David was born in Olongapo City, Philippines where he fell in love with church music ministry at age 9 (thanks to Psalty the Singing Songbook) and directed his first children’s chorus at 14. He used to climb mountains to gather kids for their church choir which he directed by ear; he never read music until his college days in Dallas, Texas. He started as a Voice Major at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts but later switched to Music Education where his love and passion for music and ministry deepened even more. This is his 10th year as a full-time elementary music educator for Mesquite ISD. He also helps DBA and BGCT in their Children’s music ministries.

David Talaguit

Doug Rogers

State Missionary Doug Rogers came to the State Board of Missions in 1999, where he serves as Director of Communications & Cooperative Program. In addition to coordinating the State Board’s overall communications efforts, he has direct responsibilities in video production and photography. He grew up in Park Avenue Baptist Church, Titusville, Fla., where he gained an early love of music through preschool and children’s choirs, then moved to First Baptist Church, Tallahassee, Fla., where he joined his first puppet team, opening a world of possibilities for outreach and ministry. It was there that he also developed a passion for media ministry, an area he has worked in for more than 35 years. Doug and his wife, Lori, are members of First Baptist Church, Montgomery. They have two daughters and a son.

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