Welcome to Mr. Reasoner’s Music class!
I am very excited to be back in Okinawa, teaching middle and high school music
I was bon in California and grew up approximately 95 kilometres from Los Angeles. My dad drove a school bus and mom was a stay-at-home housewife. I have one sister, a year younger than me. We both trusted Christ in our early years.
Until I graduated from high school I had planned to become a police officer, but I during my junior and senior year I became extremely interested and passionate about music, especially vocal music. I picked up the guitar in high school and began writing songs in my early teens. By the time I graduated from high school I had a deep desire to serve the Lord through music. In 1982 I formed a band, “Red Letter Edition,” and performed in nearly every one of the continental United States. During those years we began singing quite often in military bases. That was when I developed a love for military people.
Mrs. Reasoner and I were married in June of 1986 and we continued our full time concert ministry. In 1980 Mrs. Reasoner and I were appointed as missionaries with Cadence International, a ministry to United States military people. As missionaries with Cadence, we travelled the world telling people about the work Cadence missionaries were doing.
In 1995 we were asent to Okinawa, to direct the Kadena Christian Center (now called “The Harbor”). We served in Okinawa for four years and returned to the United States for one year of home assignment.
We moved to Germany in 2000 to direct the Kaiserslautern Hospitality House, another ministry of Cadence International, and served there for five years, until 2005. During our ministry years overseas, music was always a large part of our military ministry. We have directed choirs and bands of all ages, led worship teams, and have written and produced a number of musicals and music productions.
We left Cadence in early 2006 when I accepted a ministry position at a local church near Charleston, SC. From 2007 until the Spring of 2012 I directed the vocal music program at Northwood Academy, where my children attended school. In 2010 I became the pastor of the Charleston Fellowship House and served in that capacity until Mrs. Reasoner and I accepted teaching positions here at OCSI. I will also serve as the secondary chaplain at OCSI.
We have three children. Jeremy, our oldest, graduated from Columbia International University (CIU) in 2015 with degrees in Bible and music. Courtney, our middle child, graduated from CIU in April of this year with the same degrees. Our youngest, Dylan, is fifteen years old and will attend OCSI this Fall.
I have been in full time ministry since 1982 and earned a Bible degree from Moody Bible Institute. Mrs. Reasoner and I just celebrated our thirtieth wedding anniversary in June.
It’s great to be back on the beautiful island of Okinawa. I look forward to meeting my students and helping them grow in their love of music.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via Email.
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