Director & Advisory Board
ADONAI ARTS ACADEMY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Becki Privett joined Adonai Arts Academy in August 2017. She has been involved in ministry to children, youth, and adults for 30+ years. After graduating from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Becki worked with the International Church of the Nazarene in Kansas City where she developed and edited religious curricula and publications for all ages. During those days, she also worked on her Masters in Christian Education from Nazarene Theological Seminary in KC. Motherhood brought her home to raise her 3 sons, begin working in local children’s ministry, and open a home piano studio. She currently maintains a home studio in Hendersonville, Tenn. Prior to coming on board with Adonai Arts Academy, Becki served on the staff of 3 churches in the KC area and one church in Gallatin, Tenn. Becki is an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene. She looks forward to using every way the Lord equips her to pour His truths into the lives of our teachers, staff and, most importantly, the students of Adonai Arts Academy.
ADONAI ARTS ACADEMY ADVISOR / ADONAI INTL FOUNDER
Serenity is a devoted wife and homeschooling mother of four, who loves Jesus. Her hearts desire is to be in the presence of God and to see others draw near to the throne of grace, with confidence. She has danced most her life, studying classical ballet, modern, hip hop, tap, jazz, theatre dance, and music theory. In the early 90's Serenity received a NDA award representing IL in NY, attended master classes, and became a Company member with Midwest Dance in Shorewood, IL under Tracie Marciniak. During her college years Serenity choreographed dance worship for multiple youth conferences in Wheaton and Elgin, IL. After experiencing Germany and France in 97, Serenity was eager to serve in Kiev, Ukraine and Davos, Switzerland on Deaf Ministerial Practicums in 98. There she also had the privilege of ministering through dance. Her burden has remained for God's work in those countries and their children, especially those hurt from trafficking. Serenity served her internship in Chicago, IL assisting inner city Deaf. She received her BA in Deaf Culture Studies, with a focus in Bible, from NCU in MN before establishing a Deaf Ministry program for a hearing Christian Fellowship Church in Joliet, IL. There she also directed a dance team for the youth group her husband pastored. Serenity studied the Balanchine method of Ballet in Naperville, IL under Kenneth von Heidecke for one year. In 02' Serenity began her teachers training with DMA, NY. She has successfully examed in Ballet, Cecchetti method. Serenity has served as a dance worshiper for women conferences in WI, MN, IL and TN, and as a speaker for Chicago Christian Academy purity luncheons. Which later inspired Adonai's Psalm 51 luncheon.
Serenity taught dance at the School of Chicago Festival Ballet and Hermitage Hills Arts Academy. In 2007 the Lord inspired God's Princess Camps, in 2009 she opened Adonai Dance Studio, and in 2011 a Board of Directors was formed when Adonai International incorporated to become a 501c3, adding Music, Art and Drama. While serving with the Board, Adonai’s Court summer program was established. Training beloved teachers and watching students grow has brought Serenity great joy. She has seen the Lord use dance to affect lives and believes that souls can be won for Christ through the ministry of gifts. Together with her husband Matthew, it is their desire to see God's Word and great love shared through the arts, because it is a media that crosses cultural and language barriers.
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Lee Aguilera studied Music Business at Southern Oregon State University before moving with her husband to Nashville, TN where she worked for Blanton/Harrell Entertainment for artists, Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith. In 2004, a song she wrote caught the eye of Oprah Winfrey and Lee was chosen out of 15,000 entries to appear on Oprah’s Pop Star challenge. After several performances and appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show, a media tour, and a compilation CD with Sony Records, Lee joined a country pop duo with longtime friend and co-writer. Together they co-wrote and co-produced their CDs and videos, performed on multiple venues and platforms, television performances and credits on The Today Show, E! Entertainment, Good Morning Arizona, and featured in publications for People Magazine, Country Weekly, ASCAP American Songwriter Magazine, and Nashville Lifestyles.
Lee is currently homeschooling her children, musical directing for various dramas and summer camps, and continues to write songs. As Music Director to Adonai Intl, she brings a heart for the Lord and a lifelong devotion for creative artistry. She is extremely passionate about Adonai’s ministry for training and encouraging new generations of young artists in their specific giftings for worshiping and glorifying God.
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Beth Fox is an anointed singer and songwriter. She sang for seven years with the group “Benjamin” and was on the Star Song record label. Beth has been seen as the featured artist on TBN. Her voice can also be heard on commercial jingles for professional athletic teams. Beth graduated with a double major in Psychology and Family Science. She is married to Dr. Bryce Fox, who is currently teaching in the Religion Department at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN. Beth is also a homeschool teacher, homemaker and mother of five children.
Beth's heart's passion is worshipping the Lord in song. She travels with her husband and children ministering through music and speaking. Beth has recorded several of her own cds. Her love for Jesus and her love of music are evident in her testimony and songs. Beth is excited about the ministry of Adonai Intl, Inc. and the opportunities to watch young students sharpen their gifts, while instructors instill passion for the arts and for the Lord!
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DeAnn Lee graduated from Cedarville University with a degree in Childhood Education. She taught in the TN public school system for six years and now teaches for Classical Conversations. She is a wife, and mother to four fabulous boys. She enjoys homeschooling, reading, and scrapbooking. DeAnn loves the vision that God has for Adonai Intl and believes his love transcends all things. She is honored to take part in this awesome adventure, and considers herself blessed to serve on the Board.
ADONAI INTL, INC.
Lisa Baldwin is a mother of three who lives in the country with her husband outside of Lebanon, TN. She obtained a B.S. in Mathematics from Harding University and taught high school math before her children were born. She homeschools her children, and is also an amazing teacher of God's Word. Her current calling is encouraging - and being encouraged by - women who are seeking God's will in their homes and relationships.