OUR HISTORY

CONTINUED SUCCESS

In 1991 Mr. James H. Johnson replaced Ms. Cloninger as Ebenezer’s Minster of Music and assumed the role of coordinator for the series. Soon thereafter, corporate sponsorship, heavily relied on as a main source of funding, began to dwindle. Although the series was now firmly established and had been well-received in the community, there were serious concerns for its future. However, through the generosity of individual donors and Mr. Johnson’s creative scheduling, Patrons survived and continued to provide outstanding cultural events to the community and beyond.

Shortly after Mr. Johnson resigned in 2008, the nationwide economic downturn began and the future of Patrons was in jeopardy. However, in August of 2009 when Thomas J. White was appointed, he assumed the oversight of the concert series. He continued Mr. Johnson’s creative approach but in addition, he opened up fresh avenues such as the introduction of a strong worship and arts component and by the use of more local talent (including musicians from Ebenezer’s talented congregation).

All events sponsored by Patrons and Friends of the Arts at Ebenezer, Inc. still remain free and open to the public.

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Continue the Legacy of Artistic Excellence in Our Community

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