Cheryl Van Ornam

Church Organist

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Cheryl Van Ornam is humbled and honored to be the Organist at First Baptist Church. She says, “It’s a special privilege to be a part of the vibrant worship experience at First Baptist.” Her masters degree is in Organ Performance and Church Music from Northwestern University, with undergraduate degrees in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy. She also teaches piano privately. After living in various parts of America and in Kenya, she moved to Richmond with her husband, whose relatives settled in Hanover County eight generations ago. They have two married children and three young grandchildren. Music Ministry for church is an exciting opportunity to help fulfill the Gospel Commission of Matthew 28: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.” Soli Deo Gloria.