Meet Franklyn Johnson-Williams, our new Music Director! We’ll call him Bonnie. In Scotland, a "bonnie lad" is one who is beautiful and good, which fits how you'll experience his faith. Bonnie has a wonderful laugh, infectious smile, and a heart to see God's people pour their own heart into worship. He's been all over this world teaching and playing and leading in worship from Sierra Leone to Dubai and Qatar, to Glasgow and now Baltimore, he has served as a school teacher, storyteller, church music director, instrumentalist (keyboard/piano/organ, brass, woodwind, percussion, and guitar), youth minister, Bible study leader, and advocate for blended music in worship.
That last bit about blended music perfectly squares with a big goal held by our worship committee. We've been working to develop intergenerational worship for some time now. We want to see each person, whoever they are and however young, worshiping with their heart and soul. Bonnie is not just capable of playing a variety of music, he wants to and believes it necessary to engage all people in worship of God. He is excited to fold contemporary and multi-cultural music into our services to make even the staunchest of Presbyterian feet tap out a beat.
Please join us on November 17th to welcome Bonnie to Havenwood.