Carolyn is the Ministry Leader of the Music Ministry.
Ministor Of Music
Benjamin Gary was a lover of music even before he realized it. "I can remember, when I was very young, hearing our organist play these powerful organ solos during church. I guess I internalized it all, because it was so simple for me once I started my formal music training in middle school. Mr. Gary went on to learn the clarinet and tuba before tackling the piano. In high school, he was the drum major in the marching band and the student conductor for the wind band and orchestra.
After high school, Benjamin attended the Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL, where he received a Bachelors Degree in Instrumental Music Education. Following graduation from FSU, he accepted a position as Band and Orchestra Director of Madison Middle School in Titusville, FL. His bands and orchestra consistently earned superior ratings at all Music Performance Assessments. While teaching, Mr. Gary maintained a private studio of tuba, euphonium and piano students.
In 2005, Benjamin was called to be the Minister of Music for the Faith Congregational Church of Hartford. He brought a fresh new approach to the music ministry while preserving their rich history of hymn, anthem and spiritual singing. In 2012, Benjamin relocated his new family to Houston Texas. In 2013, Benjamin became a part of the Holy Trinity family as Minister of Music.
Benjamin has performed in many venues, from school bands as a youngster to European amphitheaters, playhouses, churches, and jazz lounges, banquet halls and concert venues. He is considered a jack of all styles, from classical to jazz, R&B to show tunes, from Gershwin to gospel. His ability to flow in all genres makes him a rare find.
Marcus has done a wonderful job as the beat of the music department, his drumming brings the music of our choir to life.