First Baptist Church, Auburndale, FL
Monday, February 18, 2019
A Place for You with People Who Care!

SOFA Faculty

 Rhonda Johnson, Piano and Voice Instructor, Director 

Mrs. Johnson has been instructing in piano and voice for the past 27 years.  She came to 
Auburndale in Aug of 2005 with her husband Tom Johnson as he was called to pastor FBCA.
Soon after coming to Auburndale, the Johnsons felt strongly that a School of Fine Arts was
needed to train students in the arts that they might use their God-given talents and abilities to
glorify Him.  In the Spring of 2014, First Baptist embarked on this mission as an extension of 
the music ministry of the church.  "It is exciting to see how God is using the school to help 
students realize their potential and discover their talents.  I pray they will always do everything
they do to the best of their ability to display God's glory and grace."

   Alexis Hobbs, Piano, Violin (String), Voice, Saxaphone Instructor
Miss Hobbs is a Music Education major at Southeastern University and is classically trained in violin, piano and saxophone.   She has taught private lessons, as well as an Assistant Conductor for the Citrus Youth Educational Symphonic Orchestra and Music Quest.  Alexis is an honor student having played at Tri State at FSU and College of Central Florida wind symphony and string ensemble.  Her goals for her students include mastering the art of music, practicing efficiently, and having fun!  Above all, play for the excellence of Jesus Christ.

 Piano, Voice, and Guitar Instructor, Iesha Martinez    

Miss Martinez is a Music Education/Voice Performance student at Southeastern University.  She has had 8 years of performance experience and has taught with the HOST  program for several years.  She has performed with Opera Tampa for 4 years and has served as a Worship Leader for the past 5 years.  She loves pouring into her students and teaching them the importance of practicing in order to master their craft.  Miss Martinez believes you should always have fun while playing your instrument, and most importantly, one should play with all their heart, mind, and soul to give glory to God.


   LaNelle McGaffigan, Interpretive Movement Instructor
Mrs. McGaffigan started ballet at an early age and always enjoyed using her dance to praise the Lord.  She is experienced in Ballet, Point, Tap, and Sign Language.  "Our bodies can be used to glorify and praise God in many ways.  Dancing is one exciting and healthy way to not only do that, but to share our hope with those who are watching."  LaNelle was married to Drew McGaffigan in 2013  and has been in Auburndale since 2005.  She is a graduate of Warner University in Lake Wales.  

Drawing Instructor, Zachary Johnson  
Mr. Johnson  has been an inspiring artist for as long as he can remember. He has produced and directed student films that have heavily required the use of 2d animation.  With great animation comes great understanding of perspective and proportions. He understands that sketch art is very important when it comes to visuals, and he wishes for others to understand as well.  Having the belief that we should do everything we do to the glory of the One who made us, Mr. Johnson believes that the foundations of drawing are essential to great art.  His Communications degree is from Southeastern University in Lakeland, and he is a graduate of DAVE School in Orlando.