Ken White selected as new worship minister at CCWW

Tue, 05/13/2008 - 2:29pm
By: The Citizen

Ken White selected as new worship minister at CCWW

Christ’s Church at Whitewater has selected Ken White as its new worship minister. White most recently served at Peachtree City United Methodist Church on the music and technical ministry team as audio technician.

He comes to Christ’s Church with almost 30 years of worship ministry, music, and professional music performance experience.

White says he hopes the Lord will use his tools of experience to organize a worship ministry and music outreach program at Christ’s Church at Whitewater that will praise and honor God, serve His church, and connect and bless the community.

“I plan to maintain excellence in weekly worship,” White said, “as well as excellence in planned seasonal music outreach programs to the Fayette county community. These presentations would combine a 70-piece ‘Pops Symphony Orchestra’ with instrumentalists and choral singers not only from Christ’s Church but any other area church musicians willing to be in volunteer seasonal community programming.”

He adds that his vision is to “bring a renewed level of worship activity and involvement to the worship ministry of the church, targeting as much youth talent as possible from the surrounding schools as well as adult level talent, including the potential for an area-wide youth symphony orchestra.”

Regarding his move to Christ’s Church, White says that while he was not looking for such an opportunity, that he felt “the call of God” and is glad that he responded.

He has also been working with the Endowment Committee for the Arts in Fayette County on a start-up campaign for his orchestra, the Peachtree Pops Symphony Orchestra, to become involved in the arts in Fayette County as well as performing solo concerts at the Peachtree United Methodist Church each quarter.

White, a native of Atlanta and Newnan resident, has previously served throughout his music ministry years in various large Christian congregations in Georgia and Florida.

He holds music studies and degrees from the University of Alabama, the University of Georgia, and Atlanta Christian College, as well as ten years of training in the Betty Colson studio for Opera singing in Atlanta.

White is currently working to complete his doctorate degree in vocal performance. He has appeared as tenor soloist with the Peachtree Pops Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, the Atlanta Choral Guild, the Mercer University Choral Guild, the Pensacola Choral Society, the Tara Choral Guild at Spivey Hall, as well as past years with the choral departments of the University of Alabama, University of Georgia, and Atlanta Christian College.

With an almost 30-year background in music ministry and the professional performance stage, White performs as conductor and vocal soloist from an extensive repertoire of classical, sacred oratorio, operatic, broadway, pop, jazz, contemporary Christian, and Gospel material.

White and his wife, Eileen, have four children, Kenneth, 23, William, 8, Danielle, 20, and Kelly, 18.

White says he looks forward to a future of great pops orchestral and variety entertainment, as he presses forward to the goal and dream of bringing the Peachtree Pops Symphony Orchestra to reside permanently in Fayette County.

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