|Brian Redman - Music & Worship Pastor|
How Long at Newark Nazarene?
Since January, 1994. Began full-time in June, 2000.
I am married to an extremely talented musician, Carolyn, who offers her voice and heart on the praise team and has recently completed her Doctorate in Music at OSU. We have been married for 18 years. We have two daughters, Madeline & Charlotte.
B.A. from Mount Vernon Nazarene College in Music and Communication, 1990
M.A. from The Ohio State University in Music, 1994
Before taking on a full-time position at The Naz, Brian was Professor of Music at Circleville Bible College for five years and also taught at Denison University as an adjunct vocal instructor. He has performed various roles with Opera Columbus, Columbus Light Opera and The Cantari Singers. Brian has also conducted works such as Vivaldis Gloria and Handels Messiah.
Why Newark Naz?
Being born and raised in Newark and the Nazarene church have given me quite a unique perspective. Ive experienced our church's life by growing up in it. Until recently, the church was steeped in tradition, doing very little to reach people outside, but the past two years have brought about a different style and vision at The Naz. Today we are focused on people who are lost and need Jesus. We use methods and styles that are relevant to today's culture in order to speak a language that people understand. Our church is a very loving and caring place to be. There is freedom and life. Its a place to serve and not to be served. That's the kind of church I want to be a part of. This is what I signed up for!
Vision for Ministry
Connecting people to God through music is my driving passion. Each week our team creates an atmosphere in worship that is alive, sincere and relevant. There is no place in the world where I love to be more than leading people into Gods presence and experiencing His incredible love.
Im not what you would call a big fan of reading (my wife and friends are laughing). I'm more of a movie/T.V. media kind of guy, but the books listed below are some great books that I have read this past year and have really inspired me personally.
God.Com James Alexander Langteaux
The Heart of the Artist Rory Noland
The Path Laurie Beth Jones
Enter the Worship Circle Ben Pasley
Classical, 80s (sorry), rock, praise & worship, black gospel and R&B. My tastes are rather eclectic anything done really well.
Laughing, making people laugh, music and movies that move you, friends, new stuff, James Taylor, summer, The Message, pugs, old people that act young, Louies pizza.
Whats Not Cool
Negativity, A.I. (the movie sorry Stephen), being late to practice, judgementalism, baked potatoes, 6:30 a.m., King James Version, slow drivers.
Its all about You, Jesusits not about me (from the song, Jesus, Lover of My Soul)
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17)
You'll end up in a van down by the river (Chris Farley)
Most Proud Of
My wife, Carolyn, for her extreme loyalty and love, and her incredible musical talent. My daughters, Madeline & Charlotte, and their love of life and laughter. The Praise Team & Choir, for their willingness to be broken and used in leading worship. My Dad & Mom, for their love and wisdom and a spirit that welcomes change.
Remember Me For
Being a man after Gods own heart. Living and loving like Jesus. Being broken and honest before God and others.