Hope Smith


William Carey University, Hattiesburg

710 William Carey Pkwy, Hattiesburg, MS 39401


Joanie Gregory-Pullen (guest musical director) brings a well-rounded variety of experience to all her endeavors. She holds a degree in Vocal Music Education from the University of Central Oklahoma. She uses her knowledge from her degree and studies at the master level in Music Performance and Education at the University of Oklahoma to successfully tap the talent of everyone from preschool aged children to senior adults.

As Programs Manager for Canterbury Voices, Joanie’s recruitment efforts nearly double the size of the four youth choirs and she successfully led 190 people to travel and sing for the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Her previous ministry work led her to develop a Wednesday night children’s program called B.L.A.S.T.  A combination of music, scripture memory and recreation for PK-5th grade. Countless children flourished in their joy and knowledge of the Lord during this time.  Favorite projects are directing the national DVD premiere of four children’s musicals for the Dove Award winning composer, Dave Clark, produced by Brentwood Benson and Lillenas Music Publishers in Nashville, as well as directing the ensemble for musical productions such as Bye Bye Birdie, Footloose and The Music Man.  Joanie is most proud of her 35 year marriage to John, their 2 beautiful daughters, Jennifer and Jill, son in love, Colton and the cutest grandbaby ever, Weston.



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