Venus Hamilton

Venus started Piano in 1971 and began playing for her church in 1973. In 1979 she began college, majoring in Music Education and received her degree in 1983. She then began directing the Chancel Choir at Manila FUMC. In 1984, Venus received her Masters degree in Music Education and started teaching grades 7-12 Choral Music and directing the Chancel Choir at Marked Tree FUMC. In 1991, she served as interim choir director at First Baptist Church Paragould and became pianist in January of 1992. She received a Specialist Degree in 1993 and began teaching at Williams Baptist Collage until 2005, at which time she began teaching for the Paragould School District where she continues to reside at this time. During the past year, Venus served as Interim Choir Director at FBC and has now resumed as pianist.

Venus is married to Tim Hamilton and they have one daughter, Sarah Hamilton.

Ruth Ann Cain

Ruth Ann Cain grew up in Arbyrd, Mo.  She graduated from Southland High School.  She obtained a BME from the University Of Missouri, and an MME in Music from Arkansas State University with an emphasis in piano.

She was the organist at First Baptist Church in Farmington, MO 1971-1973.  She then became organist for First Christian Church in Kennett, MO from 1976-1982.  She was the Director of Youth Choir at FUMC in Paragould, AR 1984-1988.  She joined the staff as pianist at First Baptist Church of Paragould in June of 1988. 

She has taught at North St. Francis County School, Bonne Terre, MO., South Pemiscott Schools, Steel MO., Marmaduke High School, in Marmaduke, AR for 27 years in Band and Choir.

She is the Mother of two boys: Brad Christian(Deceased) and Matthew Christian who lives in Austin, TX.
Grandchildren: Chloe, Eden and Connor.

She is married to Jim Cain from Joiner, AR.