Who We Are
Jubilee is a ministry comprised of a globally diverse and eclectic body of musicians, dancers, actors, and members purposed to glorify God through the sacrifices of praise and worship.
Jubilee utilizes song, dance, and all other forms of expression found within the performing arts and media to sound one loud and unified spiritual trumpet call, proclaiming to all peoples the message of hope, healing and spiritual freedom as found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Through this Gospel, Jubilee wishes to bring truth and life back into today’s entertainment industry and culture, transforming them into mediums to be used for God’s will and purposes.
Jubilee is a performing arts and media ministry purposed to glorify God by leading the nations into united worship of Him. Through humble, passionate, and skillful offerings of praise and worship, Jubilee wishes to proclaim to all peoples a message of hope, healing and spiritual freedom as found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to empower God’s people with the truth and joy of salvation for the transformation of culture and society into one that is centered on Jesus Christ.
Statement of Faith
We believe that the Bible, consisting of Old and New Testaments only, is verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit, is inerrant in the original manuscripts, and is the infallible and authoritative words from the Lord.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Adam, created in the image of God, was tempted by Satan, the devil, and fell. Because of Adam's sin, all men have guilt imputed.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe that salvation consists in the remission of sins, the imputation of Christ's righteousness, and the gift of eternal life received by faith alone, apart from works.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe that the Church, the body of Christ, consists only of those who are born again, who are baptized by the Holy Spirit into Christ at the time of regeneration, for whom He now makes intercession in heaven and for whom He will come again.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that Christ instructed the Church to go into the entire world and preach the gospel to every person, baptizing and teaching those who believe.
We believe that the return of Jesus Christ is imminent, and that it will be visible and personal.
Director & Staff
Jubilee Symphony OrchestraGlen Cortese / Artistic Director
Gwendolyn Toth / Baroque Chamber Conductor
Jubilee ChorusBill Heigen / Assistant Conductor
Dr. Elizabeth Swanson / Choral Advisor
Jubilee WorshipGabriel Charles / Co-Director
Jubilee DanceKately Homer / Director
Ayana Wildgoose / Co-Director
AdministrationBiran Kim / Operations Associate
YooJin Cho / Manager, Orchestra
Shu-yu Hsiung / Assistant Manager
Rachel Porter / Publications Editor
Nytia Thomas / Donor Relations Coordinator
Established in Los Angeles, CA, in 2002 as “Jubilee Mission” by a group of university students, the ministry began with a vision to form a non-denominational fellowship of Christian musicians to aid in increasing the presence and quality of Gospel music on campuses. Through partnerships with local fellowships and Christian organizations, the ministry began its growth, gradually extending its influence into other fields of the performing arts, as well as media and education.
In 2007, Jubilee Mission changed its name to Jubilee to represent the organization’s diverse work in the field, which includes several established ministries such as the Jubilee College of Music, BREATHE Music & Dance, (est. 2002), BREATHEcast (est. 2004), the Jubilee Chorus and the Jubilee Symphony Orchestra (est. 2007).
That same year, Jubilee also began to form a Senior Advisory Board to help broaden and strengthen the ministry’s goals and strategies. Current board members include John Styll (President, Gospel Music Association), Howard Rachinski (President, CCLI), and Charley Humbard (President/CEO, Gospel Music Channel)
Jubilee currently operates in over 40 countries, including Canada, Mexico, Korea and Japan, uniting God’s gifted people locally in a global effort to spread the knowledge of Him to the ends of the earth.
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Mailing Address519 8th Ave Rm 804
New York, New York 10018