Peter RamseyPeter Ramsey

Peter A. Ramsey came to Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church in 2004 when he moved from Latrobe, PA, where he had worked as a church musician, private teacher and composer for over 30 years.  Raised in Fairfax County, his father's family was from the village of Henry in Franklin County, where Peter acquired land from a relative and bought a home.
Two of his works (Crystal Tide and Falling Stars, and Joy to the World) were published by Augsburg-Fortress Publishers in 1995.  He composes for the organ and the church choir on occasion.  In 1976 he built a Zuckerman virginals (similar to a harpsichord) which he uses to enhance the worship music experience of the congregation, along with his collection of recorders. Advent Pipes, a weekly concert series for the Christmas season, and a Fall Organ Concert are part of his ongoing music ministry for the congregation and the community.