January 10, 2012
David’s Creed, a worship band based at OBU, will lead worship services at two Oklahoma churches in January and February.
On Sunday, Jan. 29, the band will perform at Cherokee Hills Baptist Church in Oklahoma City at 6 p.m. On Sunday, Feb. 26, First Baptist Church in Weleetka, Okla., will welcome the band for the 10:45 a.m. service. Both events are open to the public.
The praise band is directed by Dr. Casey Gerber, assistant professor of music education. The group travels throughout the fall and spring semesters to lead worship in churches across Oklahoma. The band also has led worship in Texas and Missouri.
David’s Creed is comprised of instrumentalists and vocalists, and leads worship through a unique approach, combining contemporary music with traditional hymns. The large repertoire allows the group to minister in churches with different styles of musical preference.
The auditioned praise ensemble was started by the OBU Division of Music in spring 2007. Its primary purpose is to connect OBU with the churches in Oklahoma and the surrounding region by serving those churches in worship through music, testimony and God’s Word.
Aside from directing David’s Creed, Gerber serves as coordinator of vocal music education at OBU. He teaches methods courses, supervises student teachers and conducts the Young Singers of Central Oklahoma in the OBU Preparatory Program.
A native of Weatherford, Okla., Gerber earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and his doctorate from the University of Mississippi. He has also completed level I training in the Orff-Schulwerk method of music education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and level III training in the Kodály method of music education at the University of Oklahoma.
For more information about David’s Creed, contact the OBU Division of Music at (405) 878-2305 or click here.