Music is a vitally important part of our worship services and mission outreach efforts, and the ministry provided by Jeff Bryant as worship leader is invaluable. Jeff is choir director here at FBC as well as of the annual community Christmas cantata. He is an accomplished vocalist (member of gospel trio “ 3:16 Crossroads”) and instrumental soloist.
Jeff holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership Studies from Marshall University and a Master’s in Music Education from Radford University. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, graduating with honors as the recipient of the Art Farmer Jazz Masters Award for out-standing jazz trumpet performance. He served for seventeen years as an award-winning director of bands at Greenbrier East High School and has acted as Direc-tor of Entertainment at the world-renowned Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs.
In addition to his accomplishments in music, Jeff has amassed an impressive re-sumé as a leader in the world of public education. Listed among his successes is his fifteen-year tenure as head principal at Greenbrier East, during which time GEHS was selected as a West Virginia School of Excellence and as one of Ameri-ca’s Best High Schools, according to US News & World Report. Currently he is serv-ing as the Superintendent of Greenbrier County Schools.
First Baptist feels incredibly lucky to have this masterful musician and gifted lead-er as such an integral member of its leadership team!