GAMBRELL, David. b. Raleigh, North Carolina; 4 December 1972. David Patrick Gambrell is ordained to ministry in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), a liturgical scholar, and a hymn writer. His love for hymn singing was cultivated at a young age in the Presbyterian congregations where he was raised.In addition to singing in church choirs, he sang in coffee houses most weekends, reflecting the influence of folk music by Pete Seeger, ‘whose passion for music, pursuit of justice, and care for creation still inspire me’ (Gambrell, 2015, p. 4). Gambrell’s first piano teacher and church choir director, Lucile (Hudson) Hair, was at that time editor of the journal Reformed Liturgy and Music—something...
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