The Inauguration of a New Day

The Worship Team presents
“The Inauguration of a New Day”
(A Martin Luther King Sunday Worship Service)
Dr. Gary Smart, Accompanist
Dr. John Daugherty, Guest Musician, (Baritone)

When Dr. King was arrested in Birmingham, Alabama for participating in a civil rights demonstration, he laid out what was necessary for people to do to live in this new day and be the new day: To reject the myth of time. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the worship team will present a service centered on Dr. Kings’ vision and call to action for this new day.

About Our Guest Musician:

Dr. John Daugherty is Assistant Professor, Baritone, & Opera Program Director at the University of North Florida, where he joined the voice faculty in the Fall of 2020. He continues to enjoy an active performance and recording career which includes opera, song recitals, and oratorio, performing repertoire drawn from a wide array of genres and styles. Dr. Daugherty previously served on the faculty of Furman University and acted as a vocal instructor for the University of Michigan freshman musical theater class. He holds his doctoral and master’s degrees from the University of Michigan, and his bachelors from Texas Tech University. He was also a graduate of the Santa Fe Opera’s inaugural class of the Young Voices Program. When he is not instructing or performing, he can be found reading the classics, strength training, or searching for the next cup of coffee. You can find out more about him at