Carl Vinson VA Chapel Pianist Celebrates 20 Years Playing for Veterans

Staff Report From Middle Georgia CEO

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

In 1998, a blessing was bestowed upon the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center and its Veterans when Jennie Roberts became the chapel pianist. Every Sunday, she sits herself behind the keys and plays hymn after hymn as Veterans find solace in music, the gospel, and the Chaplain’s sermon.

Jennie also played the piano at several events, such as Memorial and Christmas services at Dublin VAMC. Since her start in 1998, she has spent more than 1,100 hours playing piano and recently received a Certificate of Appreciation for all the great work she’s done over the years.

“Every weekend when I play for the chapel, Veterans approach me after the service and tell me how much my music means to them,” Jennie said. “It’s so heartwarming, knowing what these Veterans went through during their service, that I can bring some peace to their lives.”

Jennie has a passion for medical missions. She has been going on medical dental missions to Honduras for 14 years to serve remote mountain villages. 

“Jennie is a steadfast part of our pastoral team as she delivers happiness to our Veterans every week,” said Dublin VAMC Chief Chaplain Rod Lindsay. “She is faithful, and we are extremely lucky that Jennie chooses to play at the carl Vinson VA Medical Center Chapel.”

Jennie Roberts continues to bring joy to Veterans every Sunday, but if you ever want to hear her play, any one is welcome to attend the Sunday church service.