J.W. has been with Dublin Baptist since 1990, after receiving a Master of Music degree in conducting and a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice and Music Education from the University of Cincinnati. With an additional 45 hours towards his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the conservatory, his professional career has afforded him the opportunities to share his musical abilities in all genres of music including opera, musical theater, choral, ballet, gospel and studio recording work.
Travel is by far his biggest hobby, having traversed all 50 U.S. states, most of Europe, and he is now working his way through the Caribbean and South America. He loves to go whitewater rafting, hike, go to live performances, spoil his nephews and nieces, as well as collect antiques, vintage music and Looney Tunes.