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File #: 0112X-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/16/2020 In control: Hardin
On agenda: 7/20/2020 Final action: 7/23/2020
Title: To recognize, congratulate, and honor Willie Barthel, Jr. on Music Appreciation Sunday, July 12, 2020 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
Sponsors: Shannon G. Hardin, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Priscilla Tyson

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To recognize, congratulate, and honor Willie Barthel, Jr. on Music Appreciation Sunday, July 12, 2020 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church

 

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WHEREAS, Willie was exposed to music at a very young age, and has been sharing his God given talent with others. First at Greater Liberty Temple, and for the past 20 years at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church as Minister of Music and Arts where he and the late Dr. Charles Booth lead amazing worship ; and

 

WHEREAS, Willie has shared his various musical talents, under his leadership the church began its Music Academy. Willie has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Columbus State Community College where he was the first Gospel Choir Director; and

 

WHEREAS, Willie made his radio debut as co-host of the Gospel Music Radio Show (1580 WVKO), he has also recorded two CD’s ‘Flawless’ and ‘Awesome’. The Cd’s include all original music, written and arranged by him; and

 

WHEREAS, even while Willie was busy with music he found time to obtain several degrees. Most recently he went back to school and completed an Associate Degree in Nursing (2016), passed the state board exam making him a Registered Nurse; and

 

WHEREAS, Willie has dedicated his life to serving others, whether it be with music or as a care giver he has made many people smile. Willie has love of God, music, people and his family; now therefore,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:  that this council hereby recognize, congratulate, and honor Willie Barthel, Jr on Music Appreciation Sunday, July 20, 2020 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.