Sacred music has always been a very important part of my life as I have spent over 20 years as a professional musician worshiping the Lord through song.
I always say that “I have given my life to Jesus many times” since 8 years old because I have wandered away many times in my teens and twenties before coming back to Christ in earnest many years later.
My first encounter with the Holy Spirit in a liturgical format was at a church in Boston where beautiful melodies of Gregorian chant were sung accompanied by candles, incense and mystery. And then again later during the same time period, I had the experience of singing Mendelssohn's oratorio Elijah while attending a music conservatory.
Singing wonderful works like that are the musician's way of learning Scripture! Consequently, the story of Elijah is my favorite in the Bible and has encouraged me much throughout my life.
Through a long journey of twists and turns I made an eventual return back to my childhood town of Vero Beach and currently have been serving here at Christ Church since 2010. It has been a privilege to work under great leadership and to worship the Living God.