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Faith and music: What John Fuss is about

September 27, 2013 • Local News

John Fuss stands inside First United Methodist Church. (Vanessa Kahin Photo)

He once worked with the late, great Leonard Bernstein, before a series of fortunate circumstances and lucky twists and turns helped bring this musician to Roswell’s First United Methodist Church.

John Fuss has been director of Music Ministries at FUMC since August 1993. During his 20-year tenure at the church, he has brought a vision all his own to FUMC. This vision was created, at least in part, by his education at one of the nation’s leading institutions of music, the opportunities afforded him to collaborate with musical greats, and his desire to help members of the Roswell community have their own musical adventures.

Originally from Tulsa, Okla., the man with the soaring tenor voice showed a unique musical ability from an early age. His family attended First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) where, at the age of 3, he got his start singing in a church choir.

Fuss attended Will Rogers High School, where he sang in the school’s top choir — an auditioned group limited to only 40 members.

At the time, Will Rogers High had more than 2,000 students.

Long before his high school graduation in 1967, Fuss knew he was Login to read more

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