Music & Worship




Mr. Tom Barrett, Director of Music and Worship Arts

Mr. Dustan Chevalier, Associate Director of Instrumental Music

Mr. Graydon Tomlinson, Associate Director of Modern Worship

Mrs. Angela Barrett, Music & Worship Arts Coordinator and Resonate Youth Worship Director
Dr. Susan Messer, 
Bell Choir and Covenant Choir Director

Mrs. Loretta Stephens, Cherub and Carol Choir Director 

Mr. Grady Burdette, Technical Arts Director

Mrs. Sarah Wannamaker, Organist


You can be a part of our Vision by helping lead WORSHIP, as we CULTIVATE a family within a family, making an IMPACT through music, and striving to FORTIFY our church through the giving of our time and talent.


Sanctuary Choir
Singers high school age and up, may join the choir in leading worship on Sunday mornings. No experience required, only a love to sing! All are welcomed. The ability to read music is not necessary, and we will work with your schedule to help you be a part of this vibrant, fun, and important ministry. Choir meets on Wednesday evenings, 6:00–7:30pm, in the Choir Room.

Celebration Orchestra
We have open enrollment for instrumentalists (high school level or higher) interested in being a part of the FPCG Celebration Orchestra. Orchestra meets on Wednesdays, 7:30–9:00pm, in the Sanctuary.
Cathedral Ringers
Our adult handbell choir rehearses on Wednesdays at 7:30–9:00pm in Room 402. The Cathedral Ringers participate in worship several times during the year. Prospective members should be able to read music and some handbell experience is a plus.

Resonate! (6th-12th Grades)
Our middle and high school choir is made up of students who love to sing. The choir rehearsals are on Sundays at 4:30pm in the Choir Room.

Cherub Choir
K4 and K5 students, directed by Loretta Stephens. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays, 6:45-7:15pm in Room 213.
Carol Choir
K6, 1st grade, and 2nd grade students, directed by Loretta Stephens. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays, 6:15-6:45pm in Room 213.
Covenant Choir
3rd to 5th grade students, directed by Susan Messer. Rehearsals are on Sundays, 4:30-5:45pm in the Room 318.

With choirs for everyone age 4 and older, we’ve got you covered! It’s easy to join. Just give us a call to let us know you’re coming, and we’ll get you all set up. If you’re not sure, give us a “test drive.” Most people are surprised at how easy it is. Are you hiding your candle? Call Tom Barrett at 672-7034 and get involved.


Our church has been blessed with buildings and facilities second to none, and the Ministry of Music is no exception. The addition of our new Chapel in 1999 means that our various performing groups now have many more opportunities to share their gifts with the church and the community. The following is a partial listing of some of our musical instruments and equipment:
In the Sanctuary: Casavant Organ, 1987 (3 manuals, 67 ranks); Schimmel Piano, 1992 (7-foot concert grand).
In the Chapel: Allen Digital Organ, 1996 (2 manuals); Steinway Piano, 1999 (9-foot concert grand).
In the Choir Room: Young Chang Piano, 1988 (7-foot concert grand); Roland HP-330 Digital Piano, 1997; Roland D-50 Synthesizer, 1988; Wenger Musician® posture chairs.
Other Instruments: Malmark Handbells (5 octaves), Whitechapel Handbells (3 octaves), Malmark ChoirChime® Instruments (3 octaves), Sonor Primary Line® Orff Instruments.

For information about Music & Worship Arts at First Pres, contact Tom Barrett, 672.7034 or