Minister of Music
Minister Bonnie W. Burnett
MinisterBurnett is a native of Louisiana, now residing in Washington, D.C. She is best known for her interpretation of gospel music and has been featured in concert throughout the United States, Bermuda, and the Virgin Islands. Her gift is always in demand.
Minister Burnett serves in multiple capcities at the Fellowship Baptist Church where she serves as Minister of Music and heads the Women’s Ministry to name a few. Minister Burnett is a skilled administrator working as a Compliance Assistant for Center City Community Corporation, in Washington, D.C.
Bonnie studied Vocal Music and Performing Arts at Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she was a featured soprano soloist. She completed her course of study in Office Management at Spencer Draughon Business College in Baton Rouge, La.
A child of God and mother of one son, Christopher, this mezzo soprano unflinchingly hurls forth each note with tonal sheen and beauty.
Judith Toland Allen
Judith Toland Allen was born in Harrisburg, PA., daughter of a Baptist minister. After 10 years, the family moved to Philadelphia, PA where she graduated from high school and immediately enrolled in West Virginia State College, Institute, W. VA. as a music major.
Her family’s love of music was demonstrated at home, in the church and/or school throughout her lifetime. From the early age of 5, Judith began her first piano lessons. Her sister and brother demonstrated their musical gifts while playing the piano, French Horn, Bass Violin and Tuba. At the age of 14, Judith persuaded the neighborhood funeral director to play for in-house funerals. To prove her worth, she then later played for a Baptist Sunday School Hour across town. That particular Baptist church always held its Sunday School after the morning service.
After completing her Bachelor of Music degree, Judith taught elementary public school music in Flint, Michigan for five years. Upon moving to Washington, DC, she studied and received her Master’s degree in Music Education @ Howard University. In 2014, Judith received the Master of Arts degree from The Wesley Theological Seminary. Her last term in public schools was as a School Administrator. She served 10 years with the best team of the arts in The Duke Ellington School of the Arts. She later became its Principal before retirement.
Throughout the years, Judith has accompanied or directed many church and school choirs from the United States to Japan. She also was the Minister of Music for 10years @Zion Baptist Church. Presently, she holds the position of organist and Co-Minister of Music@Fellowship Baptist Church, Washington, DC.