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Brittany Bethel -                                                Jacob's Well Worship Leader & Music Director

Contact Info:  brittanyschreabethel@gmail.com
Phone:  704-786-6183 

I am Brittany Bethel and I'm originally from Odessa, Texas and currently reside in Concord, North Carolina. I attended Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia and obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Music and then attended Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, Texas and obtained my Master of Arts in Worship Leadership. I am currently working on my doctorate in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Christian Ministry. I was a student pastor in Columbus, GA and in Odessa, TX over the past 10 years; working primarily with Middle School students and Worship Arts. For the past 2 1/2 years I have worked at a Non-Profit called Carolina Cross Connection that pairs youth ministries with mission projects in Western North Carolina and Northwestern Honduras through weeklong mission experiences. My main responsibilities there include recruiting for all three of their programs and running the orphanage care ministry in Honduras. I am excited to begin this journey at Epworth and know the Lord has huge things in store!

 

 

Matthew Davis:  Organist & Accompanist                                                          

Favorite Movie: Music from the Heart

Whats in my iPhone: Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington

Something people would be surprised to know:   I've sung tenor and played piano for First Presbyterian Church of uptown Charlotte which airs every Sunday on WSOC TV and played in a setting Lessons and Carols in 2012 which, was my WDAV Classical 89.9 debut.

Favorite Reads: "The Unashamed Accompanist"

Favorite Food: Rib Eye

I am a musician serving the greater Charlotte area. I received training in
Vocal Accompanying and Coaching at the Brevard Summer Music Festival in 2004, while pursuing my Bachelor of Music degree at the UNC School of the Arts in Winston Salem, NC. I completed graduate-level studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. I've trained with principal instructors, Joel Schoenhals, Clifton Matthews, Kathryn Goodson, and Allison Gagnon. In 2011, I served as a choir member and pianist in various settings for First Presbyterian Church of uptown, which airs on WSOC TV.  In 2012, I served as an accompanist for the choir VOX which allowed for a WDAV Classical 89.9 debut.  In 2013, I rejoined Opera Carolina, the Carolinas' premier opera company, to participate within the Department of Education known as Opera Xpress. This has included a 78 performance tour of the opera Hansel and Gretel. In 2014 I helped launch Mosaic Arts, an affiliate company of Opera Carolina. In addition to being on staff at Epworth, I am also involved as a Collaborative Artist for The Community School of the Arts, and accompany The Carriage Club Chorus in Pineville.