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Ron Hatchett

Since 1996, Ron Hatchett has been leading the Music Ministry at First Baptist Church of Valdosta and helping its members sing praise to God.

Ron grew up in Tennessee and Alabama. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Belmont College in Nashville, Tennessee in 1968 and his Master of Music in Church Music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1976.  Additionally, Ron studied Master of Divinity at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and later attended the U.S. Naval Chaplain School where he earned his diploma with honors in 1986.

His professional musical background includes involvement in numerous operas, choral and quartet groups plus he has served as orchestra conductor for several musicals and cantatas. Ron has sang with the Singing Men of Texas, the Sons of Jubal, and the Florida Baptist Singing Men.  He has been a voice instructor.

Ron and his wife Sara have two daughters, Caroline and Merrilea.