Denise Chesser

Music Ministry Associate

Denise has always loved music, especially playing the piano. In first grade, she began taking piano lessons from her aunt, who was a church organist. That led to accompanying school and church choirs, ensembles, soloists, and playing for worship services, weddings, and funerals. She has served as Music Assistant at First Baptist Church since 1995. Denise and her husband, Doug, have been married since 1979. They have three sons and daughters-in-law, Jonathan & Schaedel, Matthew & Rebecca, and Phillip & Amber, and seven wonderful grandchildren.

Interests: Spending time with family, shopping for antiques, watching sports (especially football and baseball)

Personal Passion: Family and music

Favorite Place Traveled: The Caribbean (cruising) and the Rocky Mountains of Colorado

Favorite Music/Songs: Hymns, gospel, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s music, and country

Favorite Books: Christian fiction, historical fiction

Favorite Scripture: Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.” Isaiah 40:31, “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”