Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Oklahoma Baptist Children’s Chorus! The OBCC is beginning their 4th season in September and we are anticipating another year of beautiful music and a wonderful experience for this group. How exciting it will be to hear a new generation of musicians sing and develop their voice of praise and worship. If you are a student in the 4th through 7th grade we are so glad you have joined us on this great adventure. 

This site will have all of the information you need about OBCC, but if you have questions please email wahook@bgco.org. We are glad to help in any way as we serve the Lord together.

Welcome to the OBCC and to a new generation of worship leaders!

Blessings,

Dr. Randy C. Lind
Worship and Music Specialist
Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma


 

 

 

 

Meet the Directors

Wynn Anne Hook

Wynn Anne Hook

Director | wahook@bgco.org

Wynn Anne Hook is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in Music Education and has taught public school music and continues to teach private piano. She has directed the Singing ChurchWomen small groups and directed one of the three choirs on their mission trip to Romania and is the handbell director for the west choir. She is the church pianist at Village Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

Wynn Anne has led conferences in the children’s music in several states and has directed the Young Musicians Camp for Capital Baptist Association several times. In 2003 she directed the choir for Billy Graham’s Kid Gig in Oklahoma City. She also directed the Louisiana Children’s Honor Chorus. She has written articles for Chorister’s Guild and has written children’s choir curriculum for Lifeway.

She delights in her family – a son Jamie and his wife Cathy and their two sons, Mason and Micah of Edmond, Oklahoma and a daughter Julie and her husband, Gibson and their children Kennedy, Grayson and Lily of Souderton, Pennsylvania.

Wynn Anne considers it a joy and honor to be a part of OBCC. The most precious sound on the earth is the sound of children singing! Her prayer for OBCC is that the songs of praise will minster to these young musicians throughout their lives.

Bill Ballinger

Bill Ballinger

Assistant Director |bill@soonerbaptist.org

Bill is the Associate Pastor at Sooner Baptist Church in Midwest City and has been there since June of 2007. He is the music and worship leader for the church and also serves in other administrative and education areas. Bill graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a double major in vocal and instrumental music education. He also graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Music in Church Music Degree and has served for over 35 years in churches in Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee. The churches he has served in Oklahoma include Eastern Heights Baptist Church in Bartlesville, and First Southern in Del City

Bill is a frequent conference and workshop leader in children’s music in Oklahoma and Texas and has coordinated and directed children’s choirs for churches, festivals, and camps for all of his 35 years in ministry. Besides teaching and directing children, Bill enjoys training adults how to be more effective teachers, leaders, and directors as they serve their churches in their children’s choir ministries.

Bill has been married to Ellen since 1980 and has four grown children and three grandchildren. His life scripture is I Corinthians 10:31. “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for God’s glory.”

Cindy Wallace

Cindy Wallace

Accompanist and Arranger |cwallace@qsbc.org

Cindy Wallace serves as Music Assistant at Quail Springs Baptist Church, Oklahoma City where she also plays for the 11:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. services. In addition, she accompanies the High School/College Choir and the Silvertones, QSBC’s senior adult choir. Before coming to QSBC in 2006, Cindy served for over 25 years at First Southern Baptist Church in Del City in various capacities including church pianist.

Cindy gained experience as an accompanist throughout jr. high and high school. As a sophomore, she dedicated her life to ministering in the area music. Through her years of service in the church, God has given her many opportunities to use her accompanying skills here at home and around the world. She has played for numerous conventions and conferences including the Southern Baptist Convention and missionary retreats in Thailand, Dominican Republic and Senegal. Cindy considers OBCC to be another wonderful opportunity to impact the lives of children and their future service in the work of God’s Kingdom.

Cindy lives in south Oklahoma City with her mother, and enjoys spending time with her three sons, daughters-in-law, and nine grandchildren: Ron & Alicia, Eli, Julia, Malachi and Mason of Oklahoma City; Kevin & Patricia, Freedom, Scotland and Patience of Moore; Joey & Johnna, Liam and Gavin of Moore.

OBCC Assistants

Sandi Garrett

Sandi Garrett

OBCC Secretary |sandigarrett@cox.net

My name is Sandi Garrett, R.N. M.S. I am a retired Nursing administrator and School Nurse. Nursing and music are my two passions and serving the Lord in any way he needs me is my life calling. I have played and sung my entire life and have been with the Singing ChurchWomen for 20 years. To see children learn, appreciate and make music is a life goal. God has called me to help Wynn Anne accomplish this with the children of Oklahoma by assisting them where they need me. If you have any questions about attendance or performance sites please contact Sandi at the email above.

Deanne Maynard

Deanne Maynard

OBCC Assistant |deanne@ccosa.org

My name is Deanne Maynard. I have worked for CCOSA – the state association for school administrators, for 25 years. My hobbies include photography, writing, scrapbooking and singing. I have been a member of the Singing ChurchWomen for 22 years and have served as their secretary for the past two years. I love serving the Lord in my church with children in Sunday School, GA’s and Children’s Choir. I am honored to be able to serve this year with the OBCC! I also love chocolate, clowns, Wizard of Oz, and Broadway musicals.

OBCC singing at “The Heart of the Child” in Broken Arrow April 2016