Hymns for a Lifetime: Ken Wilson and Knollwood Baptist Church

Hymns for a Lifetime: Ken Wilson and Knollwood Baptist Church

Hymns for a Lifetime is a series about retired music minister Ken Wilson from Knollwood Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina and the process he used to make sure children and youth are taught to sing hymnic heritage, led to sing these hymns regularly and to enjoy singing these hymns.

This series in the “Singing Our Faith” project is part of the BNG Storytelling Projects Initiative. Music is integral to our faith but some individuals and congregations take this expression of ourselves to a new level. In “Singing Our Faith,” we explore this relationship between music and faith and the creative ministers, church leaders and congregations leading the way.

This series is written by Norman Jameson. Photos are also by Norman Jameson and from the archives of Knollwood Baptist Church. 

Singing Our Faith

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Hymns for a Lifetime: Poetry added to music makes not only hymns, but memories

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Ken Wilson

Photo Gallery: Hymns for a Lifetime

In this "Singing Our Faith" series, we learn about Ken Wilson's hymn-teaching process and the love for hymns he instilled ...
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In this “Singing Our Faith” series, we learn about Ken Wilson’s hymn-teaching process and the love for hymns he instilled in the children at Knollwood Baptist Church during three decades of ministry.

We also examine some of the trends and changes in church music and ministry.

View the photo gallery to see for yourself.

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Seed money to launch our Storytelling Projects initiative and our initial series of projects has been provided through generous grants from the Christ Is Our Salvation Foundation and the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation. For information about underwriting opportunities for Storytelling Projects, contact David Wilkinson, BNG’s executive director and publisher, at [email protected] or 336.865.2688.

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