OBU Praise Emsemble to Lead Worship in Tulsa

Oklahoma Baptist University’s praise ensemble, David’s Creed, includes OBU students (seated, from left) Taylor Miller, Ethan Workman, Nick Simmons and Karlie Clifford; and (standing, from left) Josh Michael, Sammy Andrews, Tabitha Gordon, Sarah Stephens and Jason McPhail. (OBU Photo by Bill Pope)

David’s Creed to Lead Worship at South Tulsa Baptist

David’s Creed, Oklahoma Baptist University’s praise ensemble, will lead worship at South Tulsa Baptist Church in Tulsa, Okla. on Sunday, Feb. 24, during the 6 p.m. worship service. The community is invited to attend.

South Tulsa Baptist Church is located at 10310 S. Sheridan Road, Tulsa, OK 74133.

David’s Creed takes a contemporary approach to leading worship. The band mixes contemporary music with traditional hymns. The repertoire allows the group to minister in churches with different styles of musical preference.

The auditioned praise ensemble was started by the Division of Music in spring 2007. Its primary purpose is to connect with the churches in Oklahoma and the surrounding region by serving those churches in worship through music, testimony and God’s Word.

For 2012-13, David’s Creed includes students Sammy Andrews, Karlie Clifford, Tabitha Gordon, Jason McPhail, Josh Michael, Taylor Miller, Nick Simmons, Sarah Stephens and Ethan Workman.

The band is directed by Dr. Casey Gerber, assistant professor of music education and coordinator of vocal music education at . Gerber teaches methods courses, supervises student teachers and conducts the Young Singers of Central Oklahoma in the Preparatory Program.

A native of Weatherford, Okla., Gerber earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and his doctorate from the University of Mississippi. He has also completed level I training in the Orff-Schulwerk method of music education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and level training in the Kodály method of music education at the University of Oklahoma. He was awarded the Alexander Ringer Award for doctoral research by the Organization of American Kodály Educators ().

For more information about David’s Creed, contact the Division of Music at (405) 585-4301.

For more information about South Tulsa Baptist Church visit www.southtulsabaptist.org or call (918) 299-0904.

Updated 02-11-2013

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