Gabriel C. Statom was educated in music and worship at The University of Mississippi, Princeton University, Florida State University, Westminster Choir College, Northern Seminary and The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. Dr. Statom is Director of Music at Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis, TN where he leads a vibrant multi-faceted music ministry of choirs, orchestra and staff. He is artistic director of the Memphis Masterworks Chorale, and directs the Laudis Domini Vocal Ensemble, an auditioned choir that presents a cappella sacred music for worship and concert. He has conducted in the United States, Europe, and Argentina, including performances at Oregon Bach Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, and Carnegie Hall. He is married to Ginger McCollum Statom, and has four daughters: Margaret, Jennie, Sarah, and Ellen.