Cyndi took an interest in singing at a very young age. After joining the choir in grade school she absolutely loved it and developed a passion for singing that continues to this day. Cyndi is a Real Estate agent with Keller Williams and is the proud mother of three wonderful children. She has served in her church’s music ministry now for 22 years. KJV has given her the opportunity to venture out and explore new styles of music with musicians that she truly admires and feels blessed to be part of the team.
A native of Baton Rouge, LA, Hugh Poland has been in ministry for the last 34 years, 21 of those at Woodridge Baptist Church of Kingwood, TX. He has also directed the Kingwood High School Jazz Band for the last 11 years, has been guest pianist at the Hotel Galvez, and has served with the Kingwood Pops Orchestra in a variety of roles. As keyboardist/arranger for the group, Hugh lists some of his musical influences as Chicago, Keith Jarrett, David Benoit, and Nancy Wilson.
Jim began playing the guitar at the age of 8 under the instruction of Austin legend Wayne Wood, and played with Wood’s music school band, “The Splinters”. Realizing that he wanted to feed himself, he pursued an education in a field outside of music. While attending Texas Tech University, he completed a few jazz and classical guitar classes, and played guitar periodically with the University’s jazz/stage band and Swing Choir band. Jim holds a B.S. from Texas Tech in Construction Engineering Technology and has enjoyed a successful career in the building design, construction, and maintenance field with CenterPoint Energy for over 40 years. Jim’s greatest passion has been in playing guitar throughout his life with church worship teams, domestic and international mission trips, and local venues. Kingwood Jazz Venture has offered Jim the opportunity to return to his jazz roots and channel his inner jazz guitarist.
Born the last of 5 kids, Terrell followed in his parent’s footsteps and became a professional musician at a young age. God’s gift of music has allowed him to tour the U.S. three times while playing with some great musicians in some of the finest hotel, resort, and festival venues around. Today he is blessed to be a part of KJV and sharing the experience with his beautiful wife and lead singer, Cyndi. God is Good.
Luke discovered his innate gift for music at age 7 playing on his mother’s upright piano and later started playing guitar and saxophone at age 10. From age 10-14, he was a guitar student at the School of Rock Kingwood, TX where he performed hundreds of shows playing rock and roll music in popular venues around the Houston area, as well as some shows across the United States while performing on the School of Rock Continental Tour in 2017. At just 14 years old, Luke gained the experience and knowledge of a full-time performer and strengthened his deep-rooted passion to pursue music in his future. Serving as a musical director for Second Baptist Church North Campus, Luke plays lead guitar and directs the Second Students Worship band every Wednesday night. His long-lasting commitment of 5 years to serve his church has allowed him to create a name for himself as a reliable, and knowledgeable musician and he is often hired to play for other churches. Luke played Tenor Saxophone in the Kingwood High School Marching Band, earning the positions of section leader and drill leader. He received consecutive top ratings in his Texas UIL all-state solo and ensemble contests each of his four years.and was a three-time 1st chair instrumentalist in the school’s varsity concert band. In addition, he served as the facilitator, soloist, and core leader in the Kingwood High School Jazz Band. Luke hopes to create more of his own original music in the future to share with the world and is extremely grateful for the opportunity to play in KJV
Wally has lived in Kingwood for over 30 years and has been playing drums for most of his life. While attending the University of Louisiana Monroe, he played in the marching band, wind ensemble, percussion ensemble and jazz ensemble. For six years, he was a member of the Houston Texans Bull Pen Pep Band, and likes to tell people he “played for the Houston Texans”. He has taught drums and percussion at several local high schools in the Houston area including Kingwood High School. When not drumming, he occasionally flies around the world as a United Airlines B-757/767 Captain. Kingwood Jazz Venture is a dream come true for him.