I received the gift of salvation at the age of 12 under the pastorate of Gwinn Sullivan at Berea Baptist Church. At age 15, I moved to the First Assembly of God in Morganton to play piano for the youth. While at First Assembly, I entered many music competitions with the youth as well as solo. At age 19, I married my beautiful wife Tammy Stilwell. In 1981, I auditioned with the Singing Winebargers of Lenoir and remained their pianist, off and on, for the next 10 years. In the interim times, I became the minister of music at Mountain Harvest Church in Morganton, N.C… I was also interim pianist for more than a half dozen churches in a tri-county area. In or around 1991, I accepted the pianist position at Warlicks Baptist Church, Connelly Springs, N.C… In January 2009, I accepted the position of Worship Leader at WBC.
Graduated from East Burke High School 1979
Attended and graduated from the Charlotte Hairstyling Institute March 28 1980
Self-employed owner/barber stylist of Avante` Hair Care of Morganton, N.C. for 30 years.
Married to Tammy Stilwell Reece (also my business partner)
God blessed us with 3 children – Chasity & Tyler Garrison and Daniel Reece.
Statement of Faith
“I have known and heard about the Lord Jesus for as long as I can remember, because I was born into a family with a rich Christian heritage. But at the age of 12, I called on the name of the Lord and I was saved. Since that time, my life has been an adventure, learning and applying bible truths and following the Holy Spirit. Jesus is my song, my life, my all. I know who I believe in and am convinced that He is able to hold that which I’ve committed unto Him against the day of my parting from this life or the day of His return!”