Greater Faith Worship Center Mass Choir
In July 2003, a group of people met at the Greenleaf Baptist church for a choir rehearsal set by Pastor J.L Hammitte, Jr. to organize a choir for his church, Greater Faith Worship Center. We sang, ate breakfast and elected officers. Pastor Hammitte appointed the President and Vice President. All other officers were elected. The officers were as follows:
The Pastor and President duscussed a name, we came up with "Greater Faith Worship Center Mass Choir." President, Barbara Willis, suggested the name and the pastor agreed.
Sis. Helen Johnson would work us so hard, especially with our vocal exercises, sometimes we could get it and sometimes we could not and boy would she yell and fuss if we couldn't.
The choir traveled to various towns in the Mississippi - Louisiana area. We've sung at funerals, weddings, benefit programs, church services, nursing homes and community activities. We have a great musical department where First Lady Julie Hammitte is our Minister of Music and Organist, Corey Wells - Bass Guitarist, Eddie D. Rankin - Drummer, Jacob Felton - Keyboard, Travonti Hill - Keyboard and Mark Buck - backup Keyboard and Organist. Robert Watson was our Lead Guitarist but is no longer with us. Samuel R. Hendricks of Natchez, Mississippi, occasionally assits in our musical department as vocal coach and organist.
Presently we have approximately 95 members. The current officers, who were elected in July 2005 are as follows: