Minister Valeria A. Foster will be guest pianist and soloist at Trinity Baptist Church of Savannah, during our 11 a.m. worship service, Sunday April 19, 2015. Many will recall that this gifted woman of God also blessed our city with her musical talents during Trinity’s Inaugural Worship Service— January 6, 2013 and our “Three-in-One” Celebration January 12, 2014. Minister Foster serves as Minister of Music and Administration at First Baptist Church of Silver Spring, Maryland and Gospel Choir Director at National City Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Washington, DC. A Departmental Honor Scholar in Music graduate of Morgan State University, she also has a Master of Arts degree in Christian Leadership from The John Leland Center for Theological Studies.
She is the immediate past state chair of Music in Worship for the Maryland/ DC Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, and an arranger and associate editor of the African American Heritage Hymnal. A globally acclaimed musician, teacher, director and writer, Minister Foster served as director of the University of Maryland’s Gospel Choir for 15 years, producing the Choir’s first two recordings; lecturer for the Smithsonian Institution’s master class in early gospel music for its “Wade in the Water” series, and the World Council of Church’s Ecumenical Institute (Switzerland). She wrote a special setting of “We Are One” which was performed by opera singer Denyce Graves and the Papal Mass Choir as Pope Benedict XVI entered the Nationals ballpark for the Papal Mass in April 2008.
For the past several years, Minister Foster has conducted vocal workshops for the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses, founded by the late Thomas A. Dorsey.
Join Trinity for Sunday School at 9:30 and morning worship at 11 each Sunday. We are continuing to worship the triune God of the bible—God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit! Rev. Lolita L. Hickman is pastor.