Pam Andrews is originally from Poplar Bluff, Missouri. She graduated from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. She has her master's degree in music education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and in the summer of 2015, was an adjunct professor at Williamson Christian College in Brentwood, Tennessee. Pam was a performer at Opryland USA and also worked as a commercial actress for several years, appearing in many television commercials as well as national television shows. Pam has worked with children in music in various capacities for over 25 years. She is the creator of over 50 children's choir musicals including her new release through Pam Andrews Music, "Seven," which is a celebration of the seven days of creation. She is also the creator of "Move to the Beat," and "Shake, Rattle and Soul." Pam has worked for Word Music Group, Brentwood Benson Music Group, Hal Leonard, Integrity Music, Lillenas, Lifeway, and Little Big Stuff Music. Pam in recent years has developed Pam Andrews Music. She is a three time Dove Award Nominee, received the Joe E. Parks Heart of the Servant Award, and was Station Camp Elementary Teacher of the year for 2008-2009. She is married to David Andrews. They have two grown children, Matthew and Leigh.
Dr. J. Daniel Day
J. Daniel Day is the Emeritus Pastor of Raleigh's Salisbury Street First Baptist Church and former Associate, and then Senior Professor of Christian Preaching & Worship at Campbell University Divinity School. Dr. Day came to North Carolina in 1996 after pastorates in Columbia, MO, McAlester, OK, Ruston, LA, Denton, TX and student pastorates in his native Oklahoma. He is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and earned both MDiv and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. He and his wife, Mary Carol, are the parents of twin sons, both of whom are ordained ministers.
His recent writings include articles in Review & Expositor, Baptists Today, and the Abingdon Preaching Annual in addition to a biographical study of one of his predecessors at the Raleigh church (A gentleman of the Old School: Thomas E. Skinner, Baptist Pastor, 1825-1095). His book, Seeking the face of God: Evangelical Worship Reconceived, currently used as a text in Campbell's worship classes, was written while he was on our faculty. He is currently serving the local church in pulpit supply and interim pastor ministry.
Jane Holstein is Director of Music Ministries at the First Presbyterian Church, River Forest, IL, where she is organist and directs the vocal, handbell and brass choirs. In addition, she is a full-time music editor at Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL. She is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University, the University of Kansas, and received her D.M. degree from Northwestern University.
Kenney Potter, Wingate University's Director of Choral Activities and Music Education, has worked at the University for seven years. A trained vocalist, he came to the University after teaching middle and high schools in Gaston County. The music program stays active with clinics, performances, tours and trips. Music fills the halls of the Anne R. Belk music buildings as students practice vocals and playing instruments. Approximately 90 students participate in at least one of the four choirs: Men's Choir, Women's Choir, Chamber Choir and University Singers. Potter anticipates over 100 students will participate next year, as the program keeps growing. Potter has always had an interest in South African music, so in 2010 he took 31 students to South Africa. One of the music students, Ryan Bradley, was from South Africa and members of his church housed the students while they visited. Students spent time visiting and singing at an orphanage, going to a game preserve, performing with another university choir and touring Johannesburg and Capetown. Twenty singers joined Potter on a trip to Estonia and Latvia in May 2012.
Benjamin Harlan is Dean, School of Church Music, at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS), Ft. Worth, TX. A widely published arranger and composer, his choral, keyboard and handbell works are included in the catalogs of a number of major music publishers.
Dr. Harlan graduated with a B.M. and M.M. from Baylor University and received his D.M.A. from SBTS. He has received awards from ASCAP annually since 1990. Dr. Harlan is a member of ASCAP, American Choral Directors Association and the Southern Baptist Church Music Conference. Positions Dr. Harlan has previously held include Associate Professor of Church Music, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; Minister of Music at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Shreveport, LA; and Minister of Music and Youth, First Baptist Church, St. Francisville, LA.
Dr. Harlan lives in Ft. Worth, TX with his wife, Connie Lynn Harlan, and three children: Katie Elizabeth, Emily Lynn and Christopher Garrett.