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Night of Worship | Orchestra Scholarship Fundraiser

March 24 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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with guest artist Mary McDonald
Guest artist Mary McDonald joins the Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra for this special Night of Worship benefitting the FBJ orchestra scholarship program. Through the worship ministry, we scholarship more than 10 students every semester to invest in them personally, spiritually, and academically. They are involved in our orchestra while in school and are active in leading worship each Sunday. 

Support the Orchestra Scholarship Fund
If you would like to make a gift to the Orchestra Scholarship Fund, please choose your preferred method of giving at the link below and include a note of “Orchestra Scholarship Fund” on checks and online giving.

About Mary McDonald
Mary McDonald is well-known in sacred music. With a career that spans over forty years, her songs appear in the catalogs of every major publisher of church music. More than 1200 compositions through anthems, seasonal musicals and keyboard collections testify to her significant contribution to church music. Mary was the first woman President of the Southern Baptist Church Music Conference. She recently retired from serving 36 years as accompanist for the Tennessee Men’s Chorale, touring internationally to Brazil, England, Wales, and Italy.

Mary has performed three times on the grand stage of Carnegie Hall, both as pianist and conductor, most recently conducting the Festival of Christmas November of 2022. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, among them the prestigious John Ness Beck award, the Paul B. Clark Award for Excellence in Church Music, and the Lifetime Achievement award in Sacred Music. 

Mary and her husband of 44 years, Brian, a Knoxville architect, live on the scenic Douglas Lake in the heart of the Smoky Mountains in Dandridge, Tennessee. They have two married children and six grandchildren.


March 24
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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FBJ Sanctuary
431 N. State Street
Jackson, MS 39201
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