Jazz, R&B, folk, gospel, global genres, pipe organ, piano improv, conducting choirs…you’ll hear and see Kevin Parks leading any of these in church worship, often blending multiple styles within one service. Kevin is an innovative Worship Animator whose passion is to engage what is sacred and spiritual through a well-selected text and tune; encouraging everyone to “make a joyful noise” regardless of perceived ability or experience.  Kevin’s priority is to model collaborative, collegial approaches to liturgical planning and worship leadership.  Music ministry has taken him across the country to serve in United Church, Anglican, Presbyterian and Salvation Army congregations. He is a sought-after music leader and clinician for conferences and events; a resource to musician colleagues, church committees and clergy to develop their best practices related to employment of church musicians, integration/teambuilding for music ministry in staff teams and governance structures, as well as copyright/intellectual property rights in the church.  Beyond St. Andrew’s, Kevin is the University Musician at Atlantic School of Theology.

joyfulnoise@eastlink.ca
Kevin Parks

Minister of Music