A benefit concert featuring the well-respected Rev. Dr. Cynthia A. Wilson, Associate General Secretary at Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church and founder of the Center for Music and Worship in the Black Church Experience at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, will be held at Holman United Methodist Church on Sunday, September 23 at 4:00 p.m., and 100% of all ticket sales will support the Bishop Charles Wesley Jordan Scholarship Fund at CST. 

Among her many accomplishments, Rev. Dr. Wilson has the distinction of being the first female and first person of color to serve as director of music for The United Methodist Church’s General Conference in 2000. She was also a member of the national task force that produced the Songs of Zion, and co-chair of the task force that produced its sequel, Zion Still Sings! For Every Generation.

She is an ordained deacon, and holds a Ph.D. in liturgical studies from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, a B.A. in music education from Dillard University, and an M.A. in Sacred Music from Perkins School of Theology. 

Bishop Charles Wesley Jordan served as CST’s Bishop-in-Residence for 15 years and has been called “an empowerer of people, a tireless human-rights advocate; and a doer of the Word.” For many years, Bishop Jordan led local churches, global initiatives, and various general boards of The United Methodist Church. When Bishop Jordan retired from active episcopal assignment, he joined CST, serving until May 2016.

The Bishop Charles Wesley Jordan Scholarship Fund at CST supports African-American students going into pastoral ministry.

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