I am pleased to announce that Chris Cleveland will start on August 4 as the new Director of Contemporary Music
for our 9:15 am Sanctuary service. This will be in addition to continuing his role as our 11:00 Venue music leader. He will become a full-time Asbury employee on August 1. Chris was born and raised in Tulsa and grew up with generations of musicians in his family. “Music is in my blood,” he says. He has been performing on stage since he was 3, singing and touring with his brother. Chris turned professional musician 10 years ago and was one of the founding members of the band, Stars Go Dim. He and his band members have taken Stars Go Dim to a national and global recognition with multiple number one hits in many countries along with charting on pop and Christian radio stations in the U.S. Chris has always had a heart for church music and is looking forward to being full-time at Asbury where he will be working with the Director of Traditional Music to bring a cohesive style to the traditional, contemporary and modern services.
I am also pleased to announce that Sean Groombridge will start on August 11 as our new Director of Traditional Music
; he was previously with the Crystal Cathedral in California. Sean started playing the piano and pipe organ at the age of 6. He and his wife are excited to come to Asbury. During their visit, they were impressed with the warmth and friendliness of the people they were able to meet at Asbury. They know they are coming into a strong, well-established music program that is committed to excellence and growth.
We are blessed to have such wonderful and talented musicians join Asbury.