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Torri Baker - Worship & Creative Arts Director
Born: Toledo, OH
Lived: Toledo, OH; Columbus, OH; Houston, TX; Austin, TX
Family: My husband, Joshua, and our wonderful kids; Gavin (6) & Graham (1)
Education: Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology, Family Science, and Early Education from The Ohio State University
Ministry: Praise and Worship Leader for over 20 years, serving at the Columbus Vineyard, and the Sugar Land Vineyard before moving to Austin
Hobbies: Kids Photography, Studio BG Vocal arranging, Singing, Volleyball, Video Games with Gavin, Dancing with the Family, and Watching Tennis
On my playlist: Tye Tribbett, Barbra Streisand, Beyonce, Jason Mraz, Michael Buble, Glee, West Side Story, Bob Marley, Coldplay, Fun., The Monkeys, Ray LaMontagne, The Fray, Nappy Roots, Snoop Dog, Jessie Jay, Labrinth, Sam Smith, Sia, Gavin DeGraw, Shania Twain, John Mayer, Toby Mac, Hillsong, Macklemore, Three Mo’ Tenors, Bruno Mars, Plain White T’s, Charlottle Church, Pavarotti, Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Aerosmith, Soweto South African Gospel Choir, Amos Lee, Alfie Boe, Casey Corum, Jay-Z, Rascal Flatts, and I should probably stop typing.
What fascinates me: Astronomy, the brain, and classical composers.
Books: Jewish 100, Top Ten of Everything, Western Civilization, Bathroom Reader, Anthropology 101, How Science Works, 100 Greatest Scientists, & Why We Say It
Food: Hummus, Avocado, and Pineapple
Movie: Mystery Men
Place to pray: Deaf School Park of Columbus, Ohio
Sports Team: Ohio State Buckeyes and Pro Tennis Players (Rafael Nadal, Jo Wilfred Tsonga, Li Na, Serena Williams)
Best advice given to me: Always respect and value the personal experiences of your neighbor.
My life motto: Love your neighbor as yourself.
Three people I’d like to have dinner with: Mahatma Gandhi, Mary Magdalene, and any black American slave.
An interesting fact about me: I wish I could be a full time student for life!
My hero: Joshua Baker