kevinparks-31aug2016018-100x120Jazz, R&B, gospel, pipe organ, spirituals, folk, piano improv, traditional church choral settings, global genres…you’ll hear any of these at St. Andrew’s–often more than one in the same service. My music interests are diverse…my teenage sons even have me enjoying, and talking about,hip-hop and rap. My passion is to engage people and bring life to the Gospel through a well-selected text and tune; to encourage everyone to “make a joyful noise” regardless of perceived ability or experience. My Music Ministry has taken me across the country to serve with United Church, Anglican, Presbyterian, Salvation Army congregations. I enjoy collaborating on the music for regional Conferences and being a resource to colleagues, church committees and clergy to develope their music ministry or find solutions to the issues that sometimes arise. Beyond St. Andrew’s I am University Musician at Atlantic School of Theology, and co-music director at St. Luke’s Community Players. In my down time I am a hockey and theatre Dad, with my musician partner and three teenage children.
Kevin Parks

Minister of Music