Welcome to the Music Ministry page! Christ Church has a long history of excellence in Music Ministry that dates back to 1903 with Rev. Samuel Leech who said, “Some action ought to be taken to improve our church music and provide a competent leader for the choir.” By 1904, the church’s first pipe organ was installed and Jennie Gilchrist was hired as the church organist. At that same time, George Thomas was hired as the first choir director. This initial step set us on the path of the Music Ministry we celebrate today.
What has helped the Music Ministry build an excellent program is the continuity of its leadership. Since 1933, there have only been four Directors of Music/Organist, and each of these four individuals, Charlie Greybill, Roy Knight, Peter DuBois and our current Minister of Music/Organist, Rev. David Donathan, have added their unique styles of leadership to add in the success of the ministry for over 90 years. We would love to have you join us and share your God-given gift of music in this place. For more information, please contact Rev. David Donathan at 304.342.0192, ext 210.