Rev. Lesley-Ann Hix Tommey will serve as our proclaimer this Sunday. Rev. Hix Tommey is Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) field personnel serving in New York City. Partnering closely with Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries in Hell’s Kitchen, Lesley-Ann coordinates safe support communities for women who have experienced the dual-traumas of domestic violence and homelessness. She is a native of North Carolina and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and McAfee School of Theology. Before being commissioned by CBF in 2017, Lesley-Ann worked as a minister to families, graphic designer, wedding photographer and intentional community minister. She loves taking photos, exploring NYC neighborhoods, practicing yoga and doing life with her husband, Blake.
Livingston Taylor is the guest musician for our service. Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, Livingston is part of a very musical family. He picked up his first guitar at the age of 13 and has been making music ever since. Livingston Taylor’s career has been in songwriting, performing and teaching. He is a gifted folk singer/composer who has performed with Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffet and Jethro Tull. Prior to COVID-19, he maintained a busy concert schedule in addition to his work as a faculty member at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.