First Baptist Church, Auburndale, FL
Thursday, February 22, 2018
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 25 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."

 
 


Heide Harding, Piano Instructor  
Heidi Harding is a Music student at Southeastern University whose next step is a Masters in Music Therapy. She has been classically trained to play piano and violin from an early age and has had experience teaching music lessons to students of all ages. Heidi believes in the integration of musical discipline and personal development, and that both serve a role in worshipping Jesus Christ. Her hopes are to see her students learn to memorize efficiently, perform confidently, and practice diligently. She looks forward to inspiring her students to master their craft and do all things with excellence as unto the Lord.



  
 
Violin, Viola, Cello, Brass, and Piano Instructor,   
                                                                              Chad Sell

Chad is an excellent teacher and has a passion for helping other musicians reach 
their full potential.  This is Mr. Sell's second year of teaching with the School of Fine Arts.
He is a Senior at Southeastern University.  




 
Guitar  Instructor, Jacob Morrow  
Jacob is a talented musician who has a love for worship music. He is 
currently attending Southeastern University.  This is his second year 
with the School of Fine Arts.



 
   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.