Guest Soloist, Dr. Wanda H. Wherry, is a lyric soprano with prodigious skill and technical ability. Her musical experiences have been extensive. After studying with legendary Metropolitan Opera sopranos Camilla Williams and Eileen Farrell, Wanda went on to sing leading roles in the Creation by Franz Joseph Hayden, Messiah by G.F. Handel, Beethoven's Mass in C, Schubert's Mass in G, Dubois' Seven Last Words, as well as solo concert appearances in a number of US cities. She was the winner of several vocal competitions, including the regional winner of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions, and the National Association of Negro Musicians' National Music Competition. An artist of great versatility, she has also appeared as Aunt Em in the Haymarket Theatre's production of The Wiz.
Guest Clinician, Dr. James Abbington, is the Executive Editor of the African American Church Music Series at GIA.
He has also authored many successful books including Let Mt.Zion Rejoice and Let the Church Sing On. He brings his passion, energy, and skill to make this a memorable and inspiring event for all. He serves as Associate Professor of Church Music and Worship at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta.
Senior Pastor, Dr. Robert G. Murray
418 East Bute Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
8:00 am - Worship Service
9:30 am - Church School
11:00 am - Worship Service
5:30 pm - Young Adult Worship Service
6:15 pm - Power Prayer - Bible Academy
12:00 pm - Power Prayer - Bible Academy
READY Academy Christian School
Taste 'N See Banquet and Conference Center
Renew Counseling Center
Shepherds Village Assisted Living Center
First Baptist Church Youth Campus
The Quinerly House for Female Veterans