Known locally for its joyful choral events, Alexandria First Presbyterian Church is pleased to announce its new Minister of Music Director, Jerry Phelps who will be leading the AFPC Choir this Holy Week. Jerry was born and raised in Louisiana and now hails for NYC. He has both a Bachelor and Master of Music Education degrees. He has been a classroom and private music educator who has developed school music programs for NYC public and charter schools. Jerry was named by the RECORDING ACADEMY© and GRAMMY FOUNDATION© as a quarter finalist out of 30,000 nominations for the Grammy© Music Educator Award. Jerry is a voice teacher, accompanist, musical director and vocal coach. He brings all these talents to Alexandria First Presbyterian Church to continue the church’s outstanding musical program.