Dr. David Guess
Interim minister of choral music

Dr. David Guess currently serves as president and musical director of the Central Texas Choral Society and has a private studio of over 30 voice students. He has served on the music faculties at Baylor University and McLennan Community College and for 9 years was Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

Dr. Guess has served Baptist churches in Texas and Oklahoma as Minister of Music, Youth and Education. He has been privileged to be the director of the Texas Baptist All-State Youth Choir and the Louisiana Baptist All-State Youth Choir. He is in demand as an adjudicator, clinician, and presenter and is recognized for his sensitivity in audience-driven programming, his desire for musical excellence, and his love for music in the church.

Dr. Guess holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Texas at Austin; Master of Music Education with an emphasis in Choral Conducting from the University of Oklahoma; and Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in Church Music from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

He and his wife, Rebecca, an Anesthesiologist in private practice, have made Waco their home since 1994. They are parents to 2 wonderful adult children - Braden (Austin, TX) and Natalie (Ft. Worth, TX) – who were both raised in Waco and still call Waco their hometown.


Will & Beth Norvell
Interim Contemporary Worship Leaders

Will and Beth Norvell have been married since 2002 and have spent their entire marriage leading worship. Serving for years in traveling ministry, and over 12 years in local churches, they’ve experienced God’s faithfulness and goodness as they’ve encouraged people to cry out to God through song. They currently live in Temple, Texas and both work at UMHB- where Beth serves as Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Museum, and Will works with student worship leaders and helps coordinate chapel services. They have 2 kids; Jessie who will soon begin her freshman year in high school, and Asher who will be a 7th grader.