Bernie Dake is a fourth generation Salvationist and son of retired officers from the USA Eastern Territory. He and his wife Laura reside in Tucker, Georgia and soldier at the Atlanta Temple Corps where Bernie is a songster and bandsmen. Bernie minored in music and has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Urban Ministry from Houghton College and a Masters in Business Administration from the George Washington University. He is a member of the Percussive Arts Society and endorser of Vic Firth, Principal Percussionist with the Boston Symphony. Mr. Firth has provided percussion equipment to The Salvation Army's music programs around the country since 1991. Bernie has performed and traveled extensively with many groups both professionally and as a Salvationist, and can be heard on more than 60 recordings.
Bernie is the Assistant Territorial Music Secretary and Director of Music Publications, Production and Marketing for The Salvation Army USA Southern Territory. He has engineered and co-produced several recordings including Phil Laeger's All I Held Onto, Marty Mikle's Running in Circles, transMission's Send the Fire!, I Know a Fount, Be a Hero, Unfailing Love, & The World For God, and The Singing Company's Red Book Sessions.