Christian McIvor, Minister of Music & Worship


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Christian McIvor is the Minister of Music & Worship at College Park, where he leads worship in contemporary and blended services and directs all choirs while also serving in many other areas of ministry.  He leads the College Park Creation Justice Team and serves on the steering committee for the Creation Justice Community of the Alliance of Baptists.   An accomplished singer/songwriter, he is an artist for the Convergence Music Project and he enjoys regularly writing congregational songs for worship.  He has led worship and written theme songs for Baptist gatherings and events across the country.  Christian also continues to lead an active trumpet performance career.  He is a member of Market Street Brass and the Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra, and he often performs with other bands, orchestras, chamber ensembles, and as a soloist throughout the Southeast.

Christian was previously the Director of Bands at Southwest Guilford High School in High Point, where his marching, concert, jazz, and chamber ensembles consistently received the highest ratings at competitions and regional/state adjudication events.  Other past teaching positions include Guilford College, High Point University, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and The North Carolina Leadership Academy.  Christian holds a B.A. in music from the State University of New York at Potsdam, a teaching certificate (K-12 Music) from Western Connecticut State University, and M.M. and D.M.A. degrees in Trumpet Performance (with a cognate in Jazz Studies) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  He is currently a candidate for the Master of Divinity degree at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity, which he anticipates earning in the spring of 2020.

In his free time, Christian likes to spend time with his beautiful wife Chrissy and their daughters Juliette and River, their dogs Basie and Sonny, and their cat Elwood.  He is a diehard Boston sports fan and enjoys the outdoors, running, biking, hiking, interfaith studies, mysticism, and reading – especially Calvin and Hobbes.

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