Passionate, energetic, committed, and destined are just a few words that describe Jeremiah Worrell. Serving as a “Kenaniah” of his generation, this skilled minstrel has always been called to the highest levels of music ministry leadership. This God-given gift has been developed and expanded through trial, observation, and determination, which has brought him into this season of favor and usefulness in the Kingdom.
Starting at the age of 10, Jeremiah began leading and accompanying the church adult choir. After serving in his home church until the age of 18, Jeremiah relocated to Washington, DC where he has served for the last 15 years on the music staff at Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church under the leadership of Bishop Alfred Owens Jr. and Co-Pastor Susie Owens. Here Jeremiah has shared his gifts in the capacities of praise and worship leader, assistant choir director, organist, music ministry orientation chair, and choir director. For over ten years he has served as the founding director of Calvary’s Celebration Choir, the contemporary adult choir of the church. He was instrumental in the formation of the choir after seeing an under representation of the church’s young adult population in the music department. In this capacity, he has worked through the excitement and challenges of leading young adults in a changing church and world. This opportunity has afforded him the awesome privilege to lead over 100 singers, from professional vocalists to first-time choir members.
After serving as the assistant choir director for several years, Jeremiah was also rewarded and promoted to the position of director of the Alfred Owens Chorale, named after his Pastor. This choir, comprised of mature adults balances traditional gospel with the contemporary side of gospel that Jeremiah was already exploring with Celebration. He has been successfully leading both choirs and since his appointment and continues to lead worship for church services, concerts and other events locally and abroad. These positions of leadership have garnered him the opportunity to share platforms with some of gospel’s greatest, including Myron Butler, and choir masters Patrick Riddick and Ricky Dillard, as well as pop star, Josh Groban.
Having been raised by his parents in both the Holiness and Baptist churches, Jeremiah has a rich history of church culture, worship, and music that blend together to make the seasoned, informed, and relevant minstrel that he is today. In his 20+ years of service in the music ministry and through the favor of God, Jeremiah has garnered experience and expertise that many people twice his age do not possess. After serving faithfully to help build the ministries that he has been an intrical part of, and as the result of much prayer, patience, and perseverance, Jeremiah is now ready to share his wealth of experience and knowledge with those whom God has assigned his hands to teach, challenge, and uplift. His heartbeat is for the church music ministry to reach its full potential and to know its true calling and purpose in service to the local church and beyond. This call is not easy, but Jeremiah believes that through proper training and relevancy, the call can be completed and lives can still be impacted through the ministry of music in today’s church.