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As of February 22, 2009, Hayes Barton Baptist Church has a new minister of music—Rev. Dan Ridley.
Dan has served our church admirably in the interim since March, 2008. Although you already know him, here is a little information you may not know:
For the past 11 years Dan has served as Team Leader for the Music and Worship Team of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Prior to coming to the Convention, Dan served as Minister of Music for First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Missouri, Swope Park Baptist Church, Kansas City, Missouri, and First Baptist Church, Matthews, North Carolina.
Dan is an Instrumental Music Specialist and has been a literary writer for music periodicals. He has participated in mission trips throughout the United States and in Canada, Europe, Asia, and Africa. He enjoys directing Handbell Festivals and workshops. He focuses on the ringers enjoying learning the craft of ringing and using their giftedness to worship and lead others in worship and the celebration of musical presentation.
In addition to his recent work at the Baptist State Convention, Dan has served as Interim and Supply Minister of Music in a number of North Carolina Baptist churches, including, Lafayette BC, Fayetteville, Olive Chapel BC, Apex, Greensboro First, Southern Pines First and Trinity BC, Raleigh.
A native of Clio, Michigan, Dan is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
Above all this, Dan has a most remarkable and inspiring testimony. He has shared his story of faith with the Music Ministry Council, Personnel Committee, and Diaconate and will surely be a blessing to our church and community.