Committee Members

Susannah Francis

Susannah has been in love with music ever since she climbed up to her Great Aunt Betty’s organ at the age of two. Her passion led her to performing in school musicals and choirs, as well as participation in competitions, college courses in Music Education and private vocal lessons. She is a vocalist with 1heart Praise Band, a member of her church choir and frequent soloist. In 2006, Susannah directed her husband's first original script of "A Christmas Testimony" and continues direct and co-produce each of the productions he writes. During the weekdays, Susannah runs her administrative ministry, Kingdom Design, from her home office in Indianapolis. She provides free administrative support to Faith, Hope & Love International, Religion in the News on WISH-TV8, Karitos Worship & Arts Conference and 1heart Arts Ministries. In 2010, she and her husband founded 1heart Arts Ministries and are members of Southport Church of the Nazarene in Indianapolis, IN.

Zachary T. Francis

Zachary has a heart and passion for reaching out to all people through the arts. As a young child, he was always acting, writing plays and could be found behind a camera taping the lives around him. Zachary is co-founder of 1heart Arts Ministries and has written and co-produced five original full-length dramas on stage, as well as a number of short skits and film projects. He is also the percussionist for 1heart Praise Band and enjoys producing documentaries and other video projects. When not in the midst of creating, Zachary works full-time as a biochemist in Downtown Indy. He and his wife Susannah faithfully attend Southport Church of the Nazarene in Indianapolis.

Jim Harris

Jim has been a music lover and musician for 40 years, playing guitar, drums and bass. Although he earns his living as an independent financial consultant; Jim once made his living traveling the country playing music; once working with bands that were the opening act for 1970's groups such as REO Speed wagon and Jim Stafford. In more recent years, Jim has been playing with Messengers, a Christian band that performs 70's & 80's pop-rock parodies with Christian lyrics, is a member of the 1 Heart Praise Band and continues serving on the praise teams at Valley Mills Christian, Eastview Christian and River Valley Christian Churches.