How does one blend music composition, a juris doctorate, music education, and a certificate in theology and the arts. Well, look to your left, because my guest Daniel Heath has blended them all.
I was introduced to Daniel a few years ago by mutual friends John and Mary Gaertner who suggested that he was someone I should definitely meet, so I did. Daniel serves as the Director of Contemporary Worship and Arts at Covenant Presbyterian Church here in Charlotte, North Carolina. Contemporary is not just a catch phrase, Daniel has woven songs from The Wiz to songs written by Curtis Mayfield into Covenants 9:30am and 11:00am Contemporary Service.
While attending Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, Daniel held the coveted position as the Martin Luther King, Jr., International Chapel Choir Director (for weekend service). Daniel has taught music in some fashion at all levels of the education spectrum, from the Charlotte School System, to South Piedmont Community College, as well as a college prep music course at Davidson College (through the Love and Learning Program).
Now, Church 21 is at the top of Daniel’s to do list. This new venture offers a 21st century view on worship and seeks to help churches identity their purpose, preserving traditions without worshiping them, and welcoming a more diverse congregation. We will find out just how Daniel handles it all on my next LIVE Charlotte Community Radio show, Tea Time, at 6:30pm on November 8th.
Tea Time, hosted by Tenya Colemon, airs every other Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm via CharlotteCommunityRadio.org, CLTCRadi.org or use the Mixlr app where you can chat with our hosts and guests alike.