Michael Keith Lyons
38 Delk Road
Hattiesburg MS, 39401
cell- 601-467-1950

OBJECTIVE: to seek and follow the will of God by facilitating meaningful and relevant worship in His church
 extensive background in instrumental and vocal music performance
 vast experience in rehearsing, developing and programming choral and instrumental ensembles
 comprehensive knowledge of the essential styles, techniques, and musical selections used in modern worship experiences


Bachelor’s of Music Education University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS
Graduated December 19, 1997


November, 2005-Present Minister of Music and Senior Adults
Providence Baptist Church
Hattiesburg, MS
 plan worship services each week consisting of traditional, blended, and full contemporary formats
 direct rehearsals, select and copy music, and arrange songs for church musicians
 rehearse the Adult Choir, Senior Adult Choir, Youth Choir and Children’s choir weekly
 periodically select and program seasonal musicals for Adult, Senior Adult, Children, and Youth choirs
 encourage the worship of God through solo, ensemble, and instrumental groups
 organize and direct Senior Adult activities throughout the year
 minister to the Senior Adults including visitation at homes, Nursing Facilities, and Hospitals
 organize and direct outreach events including concerts, festivals, dinner theaters and drama productions
 teaches 15 piano students each week from age 5 to age 40

August, 2003-June, 2006 Band Director
Forrest County Agricultural High School
Brooklyn, MS
 instructed instrumental music in grades 6-12
 directed FCAHS “Aggie” Band, Color Guard and Winter Guard, Indoor Percussion Ensemble, 6th grade beginner band and junior high bands at two middle schools
 taught private lessons
 programmed major concerts and performances with all ensembles

December 2001-June 2003 Band Director
England High School
 instructed instrumental music in grades 6-12
 taught beginner, junior high, and high school bands
 taught high school choir
 increased membership in band program from 13 to 42 high school members
 programmed major concerts and performances with all ensembles

July 1998-December 2001 Assistant Band Director
Ouachita Parish High School
Monroe, LA
 assisted Director of Bands with total band program, including recruiting, private lessons, record keeping, and discipline
 created field shows for 165 member all superior marching band
 arranged music for marching band
 instructed the concert band, beginner band, and cooperated with junior high band directors

primary instruments: voice, guitar, trombone,piano
secondary instruments: all band and percussion instruments

 broad choral experience as a member and director, including college and church choirs
 choral and instrumental composing and arranging
 vast performance experience as a singer and instrumentalist since 1991
 Director of Music Ministries for the Lebanon Baptist Association
 Founder and director of the Lebanon Baptist Association Senior Adult Community Chorus

Reading the bible, reading fiction and non-fiction, singing, playing music, fishing

Wife of 11 years: Heather
Children: Michael Felix (deceased), Mari Alis, 5, Maxton Forbes, 3, Lillie Ana,2

Mrs. Debbie Burt
Superintendant, Forrest County Schools
Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Brooklyn, MS
Forrest County School District
400 Forrest Street, P. O. Box 1977
Hattiesburg, MS 39403-1977
Phone: 601-545-6055

Dr. George Berger
Associational Missions Director
Lebanon Baptist Association, Hattiesburg, MS
Association office: 601-261-2771
500 North 38th Avenue
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Dr. Mark Byrd
Associate Pastor/Membership, First Baptist Church, Jackson MS
431 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39200
Work: 601-949-1993
Cell: 601-502-3237

L. D. Warren
Minister of Music, Maybank Baptist Church (retired)
185 T Smith Road
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Home: 601-582-4997

Rev. Britt J. Williamson
Pastor, Leaf River Baptist Church
1314 Eatonville Rd
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Work: 601-582-8530
Home: 601-545-9028
Cell: 601-447-1106