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Stevens, Ronald L

Ronald L. Stevens, Sr. is a native of Savannah, Georgia. He began taking piano lessons at the age of seven. He accepted the Lord at an early age and has been active as a church musician since the age of 15. Stevens has over 25-years experience as a music educator, church musician, and songwriter. He has written and produced two recording projects for Saint Philip A.M.E Church of Atlanta, Georgia where he served as director of music from 1982-1997. He compiled and edited the first "Praise and Worship" songbook for the African Methodist Episcopal Church Christian Education Department in 1998. Stevens has conducted church music workshops across the United States and regularly serves on the teaching faculty of the Church Music Workshop of America in Jackson, Mississippi. Two of Stevens’ compositions, “Song of Thanksgiving” and “What ‘Cha Gonna Call the Pretty Little Baby”, are published in the GIA Music African American Composers series. Mr. Stevens has served as Music Director of Decatur A.M.E. Zion Church since June 2000. He is presently employed as an Assistant Principal in the DeKalb County School System. He is married to the former Venus Thompson and they have three children. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” is Stevens’ personal motto.