Dr. James C. Gear has nearly 50 years experience as a Gospel musician and church music minister for Pentecostal, Baptist, Methodist and non-denominational congregations. He has directed and administered mixed vocal groups of various sizes, from small praise teams to mass choirs of over 150 voices. James is an accomplished song teacher and choir motivator, and is in demand as a Gospel music seminar instructor, a composer and arranger of Gospel music, and as a consultant for Gospel recordings. Trained as a professional statistician, he brings the rigor and structure of the mathematical sciences to music ministry. James currently lives in the foothills of Eastern Tennessee with his wife Kunita.