A Message from Our President

Danny KoonceMy name is Danny Koonce. I’m the Minister of Music at First Baptist Church, Douglasville, GA. I’m also the President for the Baptist Church Music Conference. This is our conference for Ministers of Music, Seminary and college professors, music denominational leaders, and students. This year (2017) we are partnering with the Georgia Baptist Church Music Conference. Both of these conferences will meet together March 26-28, 2017 at FBC Douglasville.

Currently we have the following individuals scheduled to teach at our conference.

Mary McDonald – Composer, pianist

Shelly E. Johnson – Worship leader, concert artist, & composer

Dennis Worley – Minister of Music at Brentwood Baptist, Brentwood, TN

Andrew Hill – Professor at Wheaton College & the Institute for Worship Studies

Mel Blackaby – Pastor, author; Pastor at FBC Jonesboro, GA

Bradley Knight – Composer, arranger

We will have others teaching as well. Further information will be released as we get closer to the event.

We will begin our evening on Sunday, March 26 with a concert featuring the music ministry of FBC Douglasville. Our children’s choirs, student choir, Celebration Choir, and Orchestra will be presenting a concert. Bradley Knight will be joining us for a portion of this concert. Gary Rhodes is composing a multi-generational anthem specifically for this event. We will premiere this work that evening.

Monday, March 27 we will have a concert featuring the songs of Bradley Knight. This evening will include a mass choir and orchestra from FBC Douglasville, Central Baptist, and Ephesus Baptist churches.

Truett McConnell College and Shorter University Choruses will be in concert during the day conference times; specific days and times are still to be determined.

Tuesday evening the entire combined Jubal Chorus will be in concert. This is the state music group for both men’s and women’s choruses and orchestras.

We are creating a mentor/mentee program for all students who would like to participate. We will set aside time during the conference for each student and their individual mentor/minister of music to have time together.

In addition, all students who attend are being offered free registration if they sign up prior to February 1. After February 1, the cost will be $50 per student. There is also scholarship money available to help pay the travel expenses for all students. The form for scholarships must be submitted prior to February 1.

Please let me know if you have any questions. We would love for you and your students to participate in this conference.

May God continue to bless you and your ministry.