Highland Seventh-day Adventist Church

Hymn Fest


You're invited to 

"Hymns of our Heritage"

a hymn festival sponsored by the Highland Academy Music department and the Highland Seventh-day Adventist Church 


  • When: March 6, 2021 @ 10:45 AM
  • Where: Highland Seventh-day Adventist Church
    • 100 Highland Circle Drive, Portland, TN 37148
    • Online @ youtube.com/c/highlandadventist
  • Precautions: Masks recommended.
  • Guest  Musicians: 

James Woods comes to us from Lagoona Woods, CA, and is currently in his 50th year of teaching. James received his BA in Music Education from Southern Missionary College, now Southern Adventist University and his MA in Choral Conducting from Andrews University. He enjoys teaching elementary and high school students in both choir and handbells and has taken his groups to play in many locations in Europe and the US. He has a passion for teaching and especially enjoys leading out in Hymn Festivals all over the US.

Gisella Kroll was born and raised in Brazil, and is a wife, mother of three daughters, choir director, singer and worship leader. During her childhood and youth, she toured with various groups and choirs all over South America recording with some of the best singers and producers in Brazil and recording programs for Adventist radio stations. After completing her college education in the United States, she met her husband, Mark, and moved to Nashville. Gisella spends her free time directing Kids In Tune, a children’s choir that has blessed many children around the world. She has also been a worship leader for over a decade, leading her local church as well as conferences around the country in worship. Her goal is to teach every child in her choir to serve God through music, and to spread the good news of God’s love through music all over the world.

Ken Brewer was born and raised in Middle Tennessee. In fact, his ancestors were among some of the earliest settlers in Tennessee, dating back to the 1790’s. Ken graduated from Auburn University where he majored in Architecture and minored in Music, which included organ. He furthered his organ studies at Belmont University. For twenty years he served as the church organist for the First Baptist Church in Franklin, KY, and more recently at the First Baptist Church in Nashville. He currently buys, sells, and rebuilds antique keyboard instruments. In his spare time he is gathering parts to rebuild a pipe organ that he acquired from the First Baptist Church in Atlanta.