Adan Fernandez is the music director of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Claremont, California, and a music instructor at Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana, California.
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It is common to come into a church and hear music. Singing, on the other hand, is another issue.
I have worked at several kinds of churches, including Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist, and non-denominational. I’ve been a choir director, worship leader, and organist. I’ve noticed a common thread about singing running through every church: Each has a pastoral musician whom they trust.