Who We Are

We are a community of like-minded singers and instrumentalists who desire to exalt, honor and bring glory to God.

What We Believe

We believe music and our musical talents are gifts from God, and those should be shared and used for the good of all and to the edification of God our Father.

What We Do

We present benefit concerts to raise funds for ministries and organizations that help meet the needs of people.

Core Value

Love God and love people

 

APCO LEADERSHIP

Bio's

GARY BAKER

Executive Director / Founder

Gary accepted Christ into his life at age 9. He began playing the piano at an early age and has been the accompanist for a number of churches in the Atlanta area. He has two beautiful daughters, two son-in-laws, one who is serving our country in the USAF and 4 precious grandchildren. He has a passion for music and how it can be used in praise, worship and ministry. He is honored to be one of the founding members of APCO and is looking forward to seeing how God will use this ministry in ways that will bring glory to Him and show Christ’s love to people.

ED MANDERSON

Musical Director / Co-Founder

Ed became a band director shortly after graduate school. Four years later he sensed God’s call into church music ministry, where he has served as a Minister of Instrumental Music and Worship Pastor for over 29 years. He is currently the Minister of Music at Clarkston International Bible church. Having a passion for music and helping people, Ed is grateful to God for the opportunity to lead APCO and is excited to see how God will use us to love and serve His people.

Camp Kirkland

Advisory Board Member

Camp Kirkland is a graduate of Florida State University where he received both Bachelor and Master degrees in Music Education. Throughout his career as music educator he has taught at junior high, senior high and collegiate levels and lead marching and concert bands, symphonic orchestras and jazz bands.

Camp has performed with such diverse groups as the Jacksonville Symphony, River City Brass Band and with numerous touring bands and orchestras. He is recognized as a talented arranger and orchestrator with over a thousand publications in his catalog and recipient of a number of Dove Awards for his Musical and Choral Collections.

Currently, Camp is the Director of the Nashville Praise Symphony which is comprised of some of the finest Christian musicians in the Nashville area. Through their benefit concerts, NPS has generated hundreds of thousands of dollars to support other Christ-focused ministries. He is also Music Director for Global Missions Project and with that organization has toured  with choirs and instrumentalists throughout the world to share the gospel message through music.

Camp is excited about using his talents, skills and experience to help build and establish the ministry of the Atlanta Praise Choir and Orchestra. He continues to share the gift of music, assisted by his wife Fran, through Camp Kirkland Productions, located in Nashville, Tennessee.

Shelli Siebert

Board Member

Shelli Siebert currently serves as the Executive Director of Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts.  With over 20 years of experience in non-profit management, association management, resource development and event planning Shelli brings these talents to everything she does for her community and her profession.

Shelli has lived in the Conyers-Rockdale Community for over 40 years, calling Conyers ‘home’.

After spending many years working with a number of great organizations across Metro Atlanta and the State of Georgia, she is excited to be working back in her hometown of Conyers and especially in the Arts.

As the Executive Director of Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts, Shelli is responsible for the organization on many levels including planning and directing of programs and activities, preparation and implementation of annual and long range budgets and establishing organizational goals and objectives. Shelli is deeply involved with the Conyers Rockdale Community through her work for CRCA and as an avid community volunteer.

Shelli currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Conyers, Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Roundtable Steering Committee, Vice President of Georgia Arts Network, Conyers Rockdale Economic Development Advisory Council, Rockdale County Public School Superintendent Council and Chairman for the Georgia International Horse Park.

Shelli and her husband Mike have been married for over 30 years.  They share four wonderful children and 4 even better grandchildren.  Shelli enjoys supporting great causes through running 5k’s, reading good books, traveling, good wine, very good friends.

We are very thankful and honored to have Shelli as a board member for the Atlanta Praise Choir & Orchestra.