Favorite Scriptures: (Pastors typically do not have “one” favorite Scripture. Instead, “new” favorites might arise from our study time.)
John 3:17 (NKJV) - For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
Exodus 14:11 (NKJV) - Then they said to Moses, “Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you so dealt with us, to bring us up out of Egypt?
1 Kings 22:18 (NKJV) - And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “Did I not tell you he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?”
The last two are so funny because they capture the essence of being human!
Favorite Book: Religious Fiction - The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Fiction - Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Religious - Almost Catholic by Jon Sweeney
Favorite Food: Hamburgers!!
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor/Topping: Butter Pecan
Something Weird, Strange, or Unusual: During a trip to England, I happened across the filming of the third Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, at Durham Cathedral.
Traditional Worship Leader
Favorite Book: The Bible
Favorite Food: Peas and Cornbread (don't laugh)
Favorite Ice Cream: Homemade Peach
Something weird, strange or unusual: My favorite television shows are British crime dramas. I like Reggaeton, too.
Director of Childrens Ministries
Favorite Scripture: A New Command I give you. Love one another. As I have loved you, so you much love one another. John 13:34
Favorite Book: The Shack. By: William P. Young
Favorite Food: anything Italian
Favorite Ice cream: cake batter ice cream with chocolate chips and peanut butter chips
Something weird: I don’t like jelly on my peanut butter sandwiches and the sandwich must be cut in four squares
Favorite Scripture - 2 Corinthians 5:17 - “If anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. The old things have gone away, and look, new things have arrived!
Favorite Book: The Return of the Prodigal Son - Henri Nouwen
Favorite Food: Anything Italian
Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Weird, Strange, or Unusual: I have recorded and released an album of songs I wrote. Now available on Spotify and iTunes!
Favorite Scripture: I Corinthians 13:1-8
Favorite Book: Many, many as I love to read, but a few are Wuthering Heights, Any of the Harry Potter series, and Gone With the Wind
Favorite Food: Steak and Crab
Favorite Ice Cream: Haagen Dazs-Vanilla Bean and butterscotch topping
Something unusual: Tried out and was called to be on Jeopardy!, BUT we had a vacation to Hawaii planned and I could not make the taping of the show, and they don’t offer you a second chance.
Favorite scripture: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
Favorite Book: Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
Favorite Food: Whatever I don't have to cook! (But really....Cheesecake)
Favorite Ice Cream and Topping: Vanilla with Caramel Topping
Something Weird, Strange or Unusual: I like to walk on the left side.
Favorite Scripture - I could never have one. I’m going with Philippians 4:13 and Psalm 100.
Favorite Book - I love to read to this is very hard. But I’m going to say The Harry Potter series and Pride and Prejudice.
Favorite Food - Manicotti
Favorite Ice Cream flavor/topping - Haagen Dazs Chocolate Chocolate Chip with no toppings
Something weird, strange or unusual - I had to ask my family about this one. Of course, they came up with quite a few suggestions, but it kept coming back to having the tumor in my heart. How strange, unusual and rare is that.
CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP LEADER
Favorite Scripture - "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:14
This is such a great reminder that everyone is created exactly the way they were meant to be and to stay true to ourself.
Favorite Book - I'm a Harry Potter nerd. I love fantasy teen drama novels as well... I am such a child.
Favorite Food - If I had to choose just one it would be a rare steak (preferably still mooing). However, I have a weakness for ANYTHING with cheese. So, Mac and Cheese is right up there at the top of my list.
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor / Topping - Plain 'ol Chocolate ice cream is my absolute favorite. I do enjoy a fresh banana and chocolate malt milk shake, though.
Something weird, strange, or unusual - I have an extra vertebra.
Director of Children's Choirs
Favorite Scripture: "When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?" Psalm 8:3-4 (NIV)
Favorite Book: Usually the last one I've read, which in this case is Something Wonderful, a biography of Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein
Favorite Food: Fried or roasted okra
Favorite Ice Cream: Vanilla with homemade granola topping
Something weird, strange or unusual: I enjoy visiting cemeteries and digging up ancestors