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In January of 2017 I was ordained as Associate Pastor at Grace Community Church in Boulder City, Nevada, and as of January 2018 I took on the position of Director of Music Ministries. I have the joy of working with our Grace Community choir (the Silver Lining Singers) as well as serving the needs of our congregation in the capacity of an Associate Pastor. In addition to my other duties, I lead the music for two weekly contemporary Christian worship and praise services.
In August of 2017 I began directing the Interfaith Peace Choir of Southern Nevada. This choir is composed of people from different faith traditions (Christian, Jewish, Earth-based traditions, etc.) We regularly perform at interfaith gatherings around the Las Vegas valley performing a variety of choral pieces from many different faith traditions as well as some of my own choral pieces as well as pieces written by members of the choir. For bookings or more info on the Interfaith Peace Choir, please contact me.
My other composed works include orchestral film cues, chamber music, choral works, guitar and vocal solos and instrumental solos. Access to purchase written copies of all of my available compositions is available by this link, on my link page, or at www.J.W.Pepper.com. Youtube videos are on the video page.
I am interested in collaborating with other church or non-profit groups with a strong commitment to social justice issues, a passion for enlivening the inner life of others through contemplative practices, and a commitment to interfaith dialogue. Please contact me for information on performances for your worthy fund raiser.
"The Feminine Journey."
The Feminine Journey references the ancient Greek myth of Eros and Psyche, and using that grand story as a template, explores the spiritual journey of a current modern day woman, Fiona. It contains an hour of original compositions used to express the different stages of Fiona's life and her struggles to reach a sense of wholeness throughout the challenges of pre- and post-adolescent maidenhood, her relationships with others, to the sacred, through aging and finally finding wholeness of self. The Feminine Journey is available as a day-long seminar for women to explore their own feminine journey and their relationship with the Sacred. For more information on The Feminine Journey, please contact me directly through my contact page.
In August of 2019 I traveled to London and recorded a collection of songs entitled, "Beloved" at Abbey Road Studios. Beloved is a collection of my written works that I am currently performing. The following month I went on mission to Outer Mongolia and experienced a wonderful adventure with the growing community of believers there. I am indebted to them for their warm and loving hospitality, the inspiration of their faith, and their example of dedication and loyalty to our loving Father in Heaven.
Beginning in April of 2020 I began producing video worship services for Grace Community Church. Those videos can be seen in their complete form at the web site, bcgrace.org. Each video contains prayers, scripture, a talk, piano and organ music and one of my songs. To access my recorded songs on video, you can go to the video page on this web site.
In September of 2021 I decided to go back to school and work toward a Master's Degree in Music Composition at UNLV. I'm loving studying music from various periods and cultures around the world. There is always so much to learn! Last semester my piece for violin, flute and guitar called, "Cat and Butterfly" was performed at the Barrick Museum. A video of it is on my video page. I hope you enjoy it!