Department of Music
Department of Humanities
College of Arts and Sciences
MFA in Music and Speech | Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina
BA in Bible, Music and Speech | Maranatha Baptist University, Watertown, Wisconsin
Mrs. Ruffin has taught music and speech at Maranatha since 1985, also having taught these subjects for one year from 1976-1977. She was on the Speech and Music Faculty at Pensacola Christian College (1977-1980). She was Music Reference Librarian from 1980-1981, and worked in Christian Broadcasting from 1981-1985. She has had several of her musical and literature compositions published through SoundForth, Bob Jones University Press, and a personal recording. While at Maranatha, she has also directed a number of dramatic productions and musicals, including HMS Pinafore; Anne of Green Gables: The Musical; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; and The Sound of Music, among several others. She also participates in Maranatha’s tri-yearly production of Handel’s Messiah as mezzo-soprano or alto soloist.
Mrs. Ruffin is married to John A. Ruffin IV. Mrs. Ruffin enjoys composing music, writing plays, singing and acting in community theatre productions, gourmet cooking, sewing, crocheting, walking, working out at the local women’s fitness club, doing counted cross stitch and pressed flower art, playing with her pet cats, and completing home improvement projects. Mrs. Ruffin and her husband are members of Fellowship Baptist Church in Watertown, where she serves as Music Director. She also performs vocal and dramatic recitals and programs for churches and civic groups.