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Rev. Cynthia A. Wilson

Cynthia Wilsonis an Ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church and has received degrees from Dillard University and Southern Methodist University Perkins School of Theology. Rev. Wilson is a popular lecturer, preacher, teacher, conductor, and concert artist.  Rev. Wilson provided leadership for the National Task Force that produced the historic liturgical resource, Songs of Zion (1981). In 2007, along with Professor William B. McClain (retired Professor of Homiletics Wesley Theological Seminary), Rev. Wilson Co-Chaired the National Task Force that produced Zion Still Sings! For Every Generation, the sequel to Songs of Zion.  As an extraordinary vocalist and Grammy nominee, Rev. Wilson has numerous recording credits including her 1993 breakthrough "New Songs of Zion" (Warner Alliance label) which was nominated for several awards, “Spirituals: Songs from the American Experience” with Dr. S.T. Kimbrough (Global Praise CD series sponsored by the United Methodist Church Board of Global Ministries), and “GOSPEL KONCERT”: Live I Radiohusets koncertsal” (Copenhagen), one of her most cherished Choral projects. She has ministered throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and North America. Her CD, "Simply Cynthia", features music from the 2000 General Conference of the United Methodist Church (Cleveland, Ohio) where she served as the first female and African American Director of Music.  Presently, Rev. Wilson is the Dean of Students at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois where she is completing her PhD in Liturgical Studies and Theology.

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