Park Avenue Christian Church has a strong history of support and patronage of the performing arts. Continuing in that tradition, our Artist-in-Residence program enriches and broadens the life of the congregation and community, welcoming individual artists and ensembles to collaborate with us in the years to come.
Meet Doctor Tony McNeill, Artist-in-Residence at The Park
Dr. Tony McNeill is the former Director of Worship and The Arts at Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church (“America’s “Freedom Church”) in Atlanta, GA, where he served for four and a half years. Prior to coming to Atlanta, Dr. McNeill was a Visiting Lecturer in Choral Music at his alma mater, Appalachian State University (Boone, NC). He currently serves as Program Director for the Certificate in Worship Leadership at Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary (Atlanta, GA) and keeps a demanding schedule as a consultant, workshop presenter, choral clinician, mentor and conference worship leader. He earned a masters degree in choral conducting from The Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) and the doctorate of worship studies from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies (Jacksonville, FL). Dr. McNeill was also profiled in the BET.com documentary, HOLLER IF YOU HEAR ME: GAY AND BLACK IN THE CHURCH.