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Wayne D. Teel is the writer, director and producer of A Visitor's Blessing. Wayne has also written, directed and produced three other plays, We Praise Your Name, Deaconess Willie Mae's Last Will and Testament and A Senior Moment . Although he has been writing for some years, the renewal of his Christian Walk encouraged him to share his writings through stage productions. The first stage production, We praise Your Name, chronicled the history of African-American Worship. It was performed multiple times to sold out audiences at the Shiloh Baptist Church and included many of Shiloh's ministries. Deaconess Willie Mae's Last Will and Testament and A Senior Moment were comedy's written to satirize how we as Christians sometimes divert from our Christian walk only to be brought back by faith and wisdom. Wayne started Teel Productions to bring back a sense of Christianity to the area through the arts.
Wayne David Teel was born in Fort Dix, New Jersey to Oscar D. Teel and Loretta Fletcher Teel. He also has a brother Daron, a sister Denise. and 3 sons, Christopher, Wayne and Ryan. Wayne is married to Mitzi Hightower-Teel, who is a gifted dancer, and teacher, and is the CEO of Shape It by Mitzi, an aerobics and fitness program.
At age 15 Wayne began his involvement in the arts when he decided to play the bass guitar. He played in the Groovemakers and Music Machine bands before starting his own band which became know as Touch Of Class. Wayne toured with the bands, was under contract with Philly Groove records, and performed with such artist as Tito Puente, Patty Label, Major Harris and Shirley Ceasar. Wayne’s band, Touch Of Class, was selected to tour with the Apollo touring company. He currently plays bass for Shiloh’s Liturgy Praise and Worship ministry.
After many years of working
as the Manager of PC and LAN Support Services for the New Jersey Department of
Higher Education, and as a Network Engineer for the RCN Corporation, Wayne
decided to step out on faith and started his own company,
Teel Computer Services, which offers affordable technology services
to churches, non-profits, small businesses and home computer owners.
In 1995, and as a result of the Million Man March, Wayne was moved to get involved in Community activism. He initially worked with block organizations and eventually joined the Trenton Chapter of the Million Man March Coalition. Wayne soon became chairman of the TMMMC and diligently worked with 25 other New Jersey coalitions on issues identified by the MMM as key to rebuilding our communities. He was selected to chair the State Million Man March Coalition and worked closely with such notables as Minister Louis Farrakhan, Dr. Ben Chavous, Minister Khadir Muhammad, Larry Hamm, Shep Binyard and other New Jersey activist. In 1997 Wayne began producing “In The Spirit”, a local public access television program dedicated to bringing the community information on local issues, programs and events. The program is stilled aired as part of Shiloh’s broadcast ministry activities.
Wayne believes that there is much work to do for the Lord and His people. He looks forward to continuing his life as a Christian seeking the approval of the Lord, Loving and sharing this life with his wife Mitzi, providing wisdom to his sons, caring for his animals and making the most of what God provides.