Monday, March 17, 2014
Recital - Dr. Becky Lombard, Organ
7:30 pm in Brookes Chapel
Dr. Becky Lombard serves as Professor of Music and Fine Arts at Truett-McConnell in Cleveland, Georgia. She began her work there in August of 2010 after serving for many years as faculty at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and earlier, at the University of Mobile.
Becky first served as church pianist at the age of nine for First Baptist Church, Venice, Louisiana, and has served since that time in churches in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Alabama, and now at First Baptist Church, Helen, Georgia. She has held positions as Music Associate, Minister of Music, Pianist, and Organist across that time.
Becky’s ministry of teaching and worship leading extends to conference leadership and concert ministry. In 1990 she began a multiple keyboard concert ministry while serving at Dauphin Way Baptist Church in Mobile. Since that time she has aided churches across the south in putting together these special times of worship and celebration. She served for over thirty years as a Keyboard Specialist for the Louisiana Baptist Convention, helping to establish their Keyboard Hymn Festivals across the state. She also has served as Convention Organist for the Louisiana and Georgia State Baptist Conventions as well as for the Southern Baptist Convention.
Dr. Lombard has written for Leadership, Southern Baptist Church Music Journal, The Communicator, The Biblical Illustrator, The Theological Educator, and Religious Studies Review. She also has presented academic papers at the National Association of Schools of Music, the Baptist Church Music Conference, and for the American Guild of Organists.
In 2005 Becky served as President of the Baptist Church Music Conference, having served on the Executive Council earlier. She has also served as Dean of the New Orleans chapter of the American Guild of Organists and as District Convener for the national organization of the AGO.
Dr. Lombard’s call to church music ministry came at an early age and drives her life work. In local church, education, and denominational work, she feels that music and her life should always be exalting God in worship, telling a lost world of their need of Jesus Christ as Savior, edifying and discipling believers, and whenever possible, administering healing to those who are hurting.