We are excited to welcome Jonathan D. Williams as our new Director of Music!
He has previously served for three and half years as Organist/Accompanist at Ardmore Baptist Church – Winston-Salem, NC where he chaired Arts at Ardmore, a visual and performing arts series, and organized and performed in the biennial Keyboards at Christmas. Jonathan studied organ performance with Faythe Freese at the University of Alabama where he won the AFMC – Sarah Caldwell Lee Organ Competition at Samford University and the Clarence Dickinson Organ Festival Competition at William Carey University.
Additional musical study includes: organ studies with Thomas Hazleton and Robert MacLeod, violin with Thomas Wood at the College of Wooster, and piano with Margaret Baxtresser and Antoinette (Toni) Glauser. Prior to his position at Ardmore Baptist Church, Jonathan served for seven years as organist/choirmaster at Thomasville United Methodist Church – Thomasville, AL. An active member of the American Guild of Organists, Jonathan has served as the Sub-dean of the Piedmont NC Chapter, regularly performs in the Sounds of the Summer Organ Series, and is co-chair of Fundraising for the upcoming 2020 AGO Pipe Organ Encounter hosted at UNCSA. He is a featured artist in the Robin MacDonald & Valerie Pope Burnes book Visions of the Black Belt: A cultural survey of the Black Belt.
Jonathan also works in the Forsyth County Tax Administration office and is married to Catherine (Cady) née King. They are blessed with a lovely and rambunctious 1.5-year-old son named Archibald James (Archie). FUN FACT: Archie’s namesake, Archibald Theodore King, was a Moravian Minister in the Virgin Islands during the early 20th century.