Led by Laura Mixon, our Chancel Choir leads worship each Sunday morning in our 11 AM Traditional Service. This choir is open to adults who feel a call to serve God through the musical gifts He has given them. The choir sings a variety of styles from hymns that reflect our heritage as well as the latest Sacred choral works. They meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the choir room located in Bldg A. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Chancel Choir, contact Laura Mixon.
Our Contemporary Band leads worship at the 9:30 AM Contemporary service in the Auditorium. Led by Worship Arts Director, Jeff Jones, the band consists of singers and musicians of all ages and backgrounds.
Growing up Jeff always had a love of music and A/V. In 2007 he came to Gulf Shores United Methodist Church as a part-time sound tech. Over the years he has led our Contemporary Worship and our former Bridge service as well as spearheading our online livestream services. He has continued to work his way up to Director of Worship Arts. Jeff is married to BreAnna Jones and they have 3 beautiful boys Jace, Liam, and Beck. He has a heart for Worship and the Arts.
Mrs. Mixon completed her Master’s degree in 2010, under a graduate assistantship in choral music education. As a choral graduate assistant, she selected repertoire for, rehearsed, and conducted Collegiate Singers. In addition to her campus obligations, Mrs. Mixon volunteered to teach Choral Music at Charles Henderson Middle School to 7th and 8th grade students.
Mrs. Mixon and her husband relocated to Baldwin County in the Summer of 2013. She spent the last six years building the choir program at Daphne High School, teaching beginning, intermediate and advanced ensembles. Her students participated in local, regional and state choral events. Prior to teaching at Daphne High School, Mrs. Mixon assisted with musical productions and taught piano and voice classes at Center Stage Performance in Fairhope, Al. For the last seven years, she has served as the music leader at Foley First Presbyterian Church, organizing and leading chancel and handbell choir rehearsals/performances.
Mrs. Mixon is an active performer, clinician and conductor. She enjoys participating in local, regional and national conferences in the fields of choral music and choral conducting. She and her husband, William, have two, beautiful children, Liam (7) and Ansley(2) and one fun-loving, chocolate labrador named Charlie.
William has been teaching for 11 years and currently serves as Band Director at Gulf Shores High School. During his time, the marching and concert bands have consistently performed at a high level receiving regular superior ratings. During the school day, William teaches Concert Band, Steel Drums, and Color Guard.
In addition to teaching and prior to coming to GSUMC, William served as the organist for Foley Presbyterian Church for 5 years and enjoys playing piano and trumpet for local events.
William resides in Loxley with his wife, Laura, and their two children, Liam (7) and Ansley (2). In addition to a career in music education, William is an avid woodworker and enjoys building furniture inspired by the shaker, arts and craft, and contemporary style periods.