Nancy Brant was the director of one of the largest children's choir programs in the country for the past 25 years, First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Florida. She retired in May, 2009 to spend more time with family & her brand new grandbaby! Until then, her music ministry had an enrollment of over 700 kids, ages 4 through 5th Grade. Directing children's choirs for 33 years (25 of those at FBC) has taught her the value of a wonderful children's musical. Nothing teaches solid Bible truths and their day to day applications, motivates kids to strive for excellence in musicianship, and keeps her ministry goal-oriented and charged with energy like a GREAT children's musical! For this reason, each year she wrote or adapted two major children's productions for her 2nd - 5th Grade Kingdom Kids. Each production "starred" 300 kids, but was definitely more than just a "show."
The kids learned to apply the spiritual truths in the musical and use them as tools to lead their friends to Jesus. The summer they performed "Once Upon A Time," Nancy's Kingdom Kids led 30 kids to the Lord - and then saw 12 more accept Christ on performance night! Now THAT's what it's all about!!!
Nancy & her husband, Bill have been married for 36 years. She is a proud mom to Hunter & Heather & their spouses, & an even prouder new grandmom to Brooklyn, age 1, daughter of Hunter & Kristina. She can’t wait until Brooklyn is old enough for choir!!! Heather & Nathan are expecting Nancy’s 2nd grandchild in June of 2011. Nancy is the "musical writing" half of the "Nancy Brant Music" team.
Nancy and Diane have both been privileged to be the Children's Choir Director for the Billy Graham Crusade, in Jacksonville and Nashville respectively. They have led children's choir conferences all over the Southeast and are co-founders of Creative Leadership for Children's Choirs, an annual national conference for Children's Choir Coordinators. Previous musicals and curriculum created by the Brant/Dawson team are "Joy Story", "Fun in the Son", and “Once Upon A Time”also available from the "Nancy Brant Music" web site.