Vocal Authority Leadership

VOCAL AUTHORITY is under the direction of Rev. Peter Jeffrey, senior executive director of Bethel University's Renaissance program. Rev. Jeffrey is one of the founding directors of Renaissance, which was formed in 2004. Before coming to McKenzie, he won a 1995 GMA Dove Award for his song “Without You (I Haven’t Got a Prayer).” That same song also earned the 1995 CCMA Song of the Year. 

Peter has also worked as keyboardist/music director with some of the music industry’s most prominent entertainers including Mike Reid, Doug Stone, McBride and the Ride, Rhonda Vincent,  JoDee Messina and Lee Ann Womack, and he has performed in several music videos and appeared on such television shows as “The Tonight Show,” “The Today Show,” and “The View.” He has also entertained from the stage of the “Grand Ole Opry,” as well as from stages all over the world. 

Peter draws from his many years of performing to encourage and drive VOCAL AUTHORITY  to new levels of excitement. Peter’s knowledge of and familiarity with many different styles of music have provided him -- and VOCAL AUTHORITY-- with virtually unlimited possibilities

Recently Rev. Jeffrey completed his degree to become an ordained minister. He continues to use the talents which God has blessed him with to inspire and minister to his students..