Miranda Dolive | Director of Music
Miranda Dolive is the Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church of Longview. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Stephen F. Austin State University, a Master of Music from The University of Kentucky, and a Master of Arts from Lexington Theological Seminary. She also holds a Texas teaching certificate in Music EC-12 and is certified in Orff- Schulwerk and Musikgarten curricula .
In the community, Miranda is the Program Manager at Longview Community Ministries. She volunteers her time as the Artistic Director for the Greater Longview Children’s Choir and serves on the Board of Directors for Arts! Longview.
As a performer, Miranda sings in and coordinates the Longview Chamber Singers. She also sings with the Celtic group, The Pangur Band, and performs as a soloist throughout the community.
She is married to Rev. Dr. Evan Dolive and they have four beautiful children. Through their experience with foster care and adoption, they have been strong advocates for children who have experienced abuse or neglect.
Dr. Paul Lee | Organist
Paul Lee is currently Associate Professor of Music at Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins and Organist at The First Presbyterian Church of Longview. His previous positions include Organist/ Music Director at Trinity Episcopal Church in Longview and Adjunct Professor at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall.
He was born into a pastoral family in Seoul, South Korea. He began the study of piano in early childhood and was appointed to his first church position at age twelve. He earned a B.M. degree in church music with an emphasis in piano performance from Chong Shin University in Seoul and an M.M. degree in organ performance and pedagogy from Northern Illinois University. Continuing his studies at Louisiana State University, Paul received his D. M. A. in organ performance. In addition those degrees, he holds an honorary graduate certificate in sacred music from the University of Iowa. His principal teachers of organ include Herndon Spillman, Delbert Disselhorst, Roy Johnson, and Robert Reeves. He studied choral conducting under Kenneth Jennings, and composition under Dinos Constantinides.
Dr. Lee’s performance experience is broad and diverse, ranging from solo performances and chamber music to large instrumental ensembles. He has given multiple performances in numerous venues in the United States, England, Canada, Netherlands, and South Korea.
He is a member of the American Guild of Organists, East Texas Chapter.
Paul’s favorite bible verse is “The people I formed for myself that they proclaim my praise” (Isaiah 43:21). He has been married to his wife Christine for 37 years and has two sons, James and Michael.
Carilion Handbell Director
Carilion Handbell Director