David Fulk has lived in Liberty since 1981 when he came to William Jewell College. Since that time he’s played piano, sung in choirs and led congregations in hymn singing. He’s currently the interim music and worship leader at Second Baptist Church. He’s also the director of philanthropic giving at KCUR 89.3, Kansas City’s NPR affiliate. David’s wife, Carolyn, is a social studies teacher at Heritage Middle School and their son, Davis, is a freshman at Liberty North. David’s been an active member of the community serving as host of the Liberty Summer Band, Liberty City Clerk, and has also served on boards of the Liberty Symphony Orchestra, Liberty Arts Foundation, Parks and Rec and Parks Foundation.
Bill Stilfield grew up in Liberty and is an LHS graduate. He later graduated with a music degree from MU. He’s been a lifelong pianist specializing in jazz improvisation. He spent 40 years in Los Angeles in the music business, first working for bandleader Stan Kenton, and then various jazz recording labels before forming his own two labels in 1987. Since Bill and his wife, Cathy, moved back to Liberty in 2012 he has performed with Corbin Theatre and is chair of the Liberty Arts Commission and event director for Make Music Liberty. He’s also the pianist with the FMO Big Band. Bill plays piano and sings in the choir of Second Baptist Church.
Lifelong pianist Ron Whited is a native Northlander and graduate of William Jewell College. Ron owns MinistrySense, a ministry-oriented multimedia solutions company, and enjoys playing piano and singing in the Sanctuary choir at Second Baptist Church. Ron and his wife, Becky, live in Liberty. Ron’s gifted playing style is perfect for a gospel hymn sing.
Liberty church musicians David Fulk, Bill Stilfield, and Ron Whited will lead a gospel hymn sing at Corbin Theatre on Tuesday, September 19. The mood will be relaxed, light and inspirational as audience members will call out hymns they want to sing from hymnals provided. Bill and David will also lead some hymn medleys in a jazz/gospel style for everyone to sing. If you like to sing hymns from back when, this event is for you!