Jeanene Craig was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas.
began piano study at the age of five and participated in numerous piano guild competitions though high school.
While attending Carter Riverside High School, she became the choir accompanist and enjoyed this responsibility all four years.
junior year, she
was encouraged by the high school choir director to enter the University Interscholastic League vocal competition, and received a superior rating.
This along with the encouragement of the choir director, persuaded her
to investigate the possibility of studying voice and becoming a vocal major in college.
Upon applying to Texas Christian University
received a half-tuition scholarship from the vocal department, which along with other scholarships from clubs and organizations, made it possible for her
to attend the university.
She received her Bachelor of Music Education degree with dual concentrations in voice and piano, from Texas Christian University in 1979 and Master of Music in vocal performance in 1986.
performed many operatic roles and concerts at TCU
, and also sang with the Fort Worth and Dallas Operas during this time.
While attending college, she
felt the desire to express the word of God through music.
Since birth she
had been a Methodist and had experienced a long family heritage through her
great grandfather's ministry as a Methodist preacher.
began to look for jobs in music ministry aligned to the Methodist Church
She became the Assistant Director of Music at First United Methodist in Fort Worth.
After remaining for one year, she then became the Director of Music at Edge Park United Methodist Church where she remained two years before coming to Richland Hills United Methodist Church.
has enjoyed many years of service to Richland Hills United Methodist Church
and has seen much growth and enthusiasm for music while being here.
twenty-fifth year of service to the church in August of 2004.