Frank grew up in Springfield, Illinois attending church every Sunday. Being an active member of youth groups, he enjoyed talking to the choir director after church but never dreamed he would become a church band leader. Frank says he is grateful for the opportunity to serve God and the church in this role and is confident that it is where God wants him to be.
I believe in the power of music. It can elevate the Pastor’s message and inspire the congregation to feel the presence of God.
Professionally, Frank is musically fluent in jazz, rock, blues, R&B and country. Before relocating to Oregon, he operated a storefront in downtown Springfield where he taught private guitar to adults and children—including those with disabilities. Frank has also worked as an adjunct professor of Jazz Guitar Studies at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Illinois and worked in schools with younger children, as well. He has shared the stage with many performers including Clark Terry, John Pizzarelli, Asia, POCO, Bad Company, John Waite and Paul Reed Smith.
Frank is the proud father of four children, the two youngest still in middle and high school. All four enjoy music, and at times have been his greatest teachers, reminding him to keep learning, to see the world through new eyes and to have fun.