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David Leestma, Music Director, First Covenant Church of Oakland writes:
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David Lestma -
DAVID LEESTMA is Minister of Worship and Music/Executive Pastor at First Covenant Church, Oakland, California.
He is a commissioned Staff Minister in the area of Music Ministry by North Park Seminary of the Evangelical Covenant Church, Chicago, IL.
Before coming to the San Francisco Bay Area ten years ago, David served a similar position at New Life Community Church, Artesia, California (Reformed Church in America), and was formerly Associate Director of Music at the Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, where among other duties, he served as music director and contributing composer for the "Glory of Christmas" and "Glory of Easter" productions.
recently produced the CD Come Share the Lord: the Music of Bryan Jeffery Leech , released in May, 2001.
undergraduate training in vocal music education at Hope College
, Holland, Michigan, and his
graduate training in choral conducting at California State University, Fullerton
also received his
certificate in Business Management for the Arts from the University of Southern California
and his wife Cathy have two children, Andrea Mann of Mountain View, CA, and John Leestma of San Leandro, CA.
Mark A Thallander Story
This was followed by the congregation singing the glorious hymn "For All The Saints" and David Leestma, Executive Pastor & Minister of Worship at the First Covenant Church of Oakland, farewell benediction.