Jazz, R&B, gospel, pipe organ, spirituals, folk, piano improv, traditional church choral settings, global genres…you’ll hear Kevin Parks playing any of these at St. Andrew’s–often blending multiple styles in the same service. Kevin’s music interests are diverse…his three teenagers even have him enjoying, and talking about, hip-hop and rap.  Kevin’s  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.  Music ministry has taken him across the country to serve in United Church, Anglican, Presbyterian and Salvation Army congregations, and as a leader in regional conferences and events.   Kevin is a resource to musician colleagues, church committees and clergy to develop their music ministry or offer best practices related to employment of church musicians, collegial relationships between clergy, musicians and lay leadership, as well as copyright and intellectual property rights in the church.  Beyond St. Andrew’s, Kevin is the  University Musician at Atlantic School of Theology, and co-music director at St. Luke’s Community Players.
Kevin Parks

Minister of Music