With (Advent): Angelology
December 22, 2013 | Josh Graves
As we enter this Christmas week, we have good news, as shared below in a message from Chad Boyd, on behald of the elders:
On behalf of the elders, I'm very excited to let you know that we have hired a new Worship and Creative Arts Minister. Dr. Randy Gill has accepted our invitation to join the ministry team. He and his wife, LaJuana, will begin making the transition from Atlanta to Nashville in February.
The elders chose Randy based on the search team’s recommendation and because he is an ideal fit with our vision for worship.
Many of you already know Randy and LaJuana. Randy is a founding member of the ZOE group. He taught music and performance at Pepperdine University (his PhD is from USC) followed by a long tenure in local church work with the Woodmont Hills Family of God in Nashville and Campus Church of Christ in Atlanta. He wrote many of the songs we sing including Deep Calls to Deep and Shout Hallelujah.
LaJuana is a creative designer and college professor. She has worked in campus ministry and holds a Masters degree from Pepperdine University.
We believe Randy’s love for acapella along with his gifts as a musician, writer, arranger, teacher and leader make him the right person for the job.
So many people have played a role in making today’s announcement a reality. Please join me in thanking the search team who has spent countless hours over the last 18 months looking for the right person. The team included Terry Bates, Larry Burkhart, Patrick Chappell, David England, Phil Gibbs, Josh Graves, Mark Lusk, Kathryn Roberson, Michael Stanford, Kim Toliver, Laura Troup and Amy Westerman. Terry Frisby served as chair.
Also, be sure to thank those who have been serving our church so well in the transition: Matt Chance, David England, Jason MacArthur, Jason Menges, Justin Mundie, Jason Patrick and Art Woods. Laura Troup served as Worship Coordinator.
As the search team was doing their work, the elders have been praying, discerning and dreaming about our vision for worship here at Otter Creek. You will hear more about that in the coming weeks, but we believe Randy is ideally suited to help us achieve that vision.
May God help us use our gifts and talents as we seek to expand His Kingdom in Brentwood and beyond.
Because of Him,
I pray blessings on you this Christmas week.