Mr. Ferrin has had well over 300 published arrangements and compositions including a musical entitled, "A Morning Like This." This musical, published by Word, Inc. was nominated for a Dove Award by the Gospel Music Association soon after it's release. Sales of his octavos and arrangements, published by numerous publishers exceed well over two million.
For twelve years, Mr. Ferrin and his wife, Marjorie, were Ministers of Music at Bethel Church in San Jose, California, where he directed the 160-member choir and musical program consisting of over 500 people.
In February of 1984, they moved to Charlotte, North Carolina where Paul assumed the position of Director of Music for the PTL Television Network. At Heritage USA he was responsible for all music produced for the church services, television and special productions. He also hosted the nightly program, "Campmeeting USA" aired over the PTL Inspirational Network.
Once again, California called and on September 20, 1987, the Ferrins began a new ministry at Capital Christian Center in Sacramento, California, a congregation of nearly 6,000 attendees each Sunday. In addition to serving as minister of music, Paul continued arranging for the various publishers.
In 1992, the Ferrins relocated to Colorado Springs, Colorado, the state of their birth and the city where they lived at the time of their first music ministry.
In addition to church music ministry, Paul has conducted seminars for MusiCalifornia, J & J Music, Solid Rock Music, North American Conference of Itinerant Evangelists (sponsored by Billy Graham), Choral Festival (sponsored by Spartanburg's Christian Supply), Rocky Mountain Christian Ministries Convention, and was a visiting professor for "Celebrate the Ministry of Music" sponsored by the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. He has also taught classes at the Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Beginning in 1995 and continuing for two years, Paul hosted his own television program, "Young At Heart" shown in various cities across America by cable stations as well as the New Inspirational Network. The program originated from the studios of Channel 38 in Chicago.
In 1997, Ferrin was appointed by the Executive Presbytery of the Assemblies of God as Director of the National Music Department for the Assemblies of God headquartered in Springfield, Missouri. The department provides resource tools and materials to music ministry personnel across the United States. During this time he was a guest in numerous churches, District Councils, as well as overseeing the music for three General Councils and the 2000 Celebration. This event was the largest ever for the AG and was held in the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana.
After serving in the National Music Department for nearly six years, Ferrin retired from that position to give full-time to "An Old Fashioned Hymn Sing" ministry that he began in March of 2000, in Colorado Springs. From that first Hymn Sing, Paul and Marjorie Ferrin have traveled to 16 states hosting these events in many different denominations.
On August 1, 2003, Paul was inducted into the Assemblies of God Music Department's Hall of Honor in the "Performance" category. This is the highest award for musicians in the Assemblies of God. He received this honor at the 50th General Council of the Assemblies of God in Washington D.C.
Marjorie Ferrin is a native of Denver, Colorado. She attended Central Bible College and studied organ at Texas Christian University and Santa Clara University.
She and Paul have been in Music Ministry for 54 years, serving churches in Colorado, Kansas, Ohio, Tennessee and California. They have four children, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The Ferrins now travel full time conducting Hymn Sings, encouraging believers to serve the Lord with gladness. Marjorie has served churches as organist, Bridal Consultant and Bible teacher. She is a speaker for various Christian organizations and women's groups.
"How to Teach the Bible Effectively" and "Heritage of Hospitality" are two of the seminar workshops Marjorie teaches.
The Ferrins enjoy sharing their home with others and feel that hospitality can be a real ministry. The Ferrins continue to live in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Paul Ferrin is a native of Denver, Colorado. As the son of a minister, he has spent his life in church music. After attending college at Northwestern College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he traveled throughout England, Scotland and Ireland. He also traveled in America, England and Wales with the late gospel composer and preacher, Ira Stanphill in evangelistic work.
Mr. Ferrin was the director of music for the late Kathryn Kuhlman Ministries and was seen on 85 television stations across the country as the pianist for Miss Kuhlman's "I Believe In Miracles" weekly program.
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