“And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;” – Colossians 1:9-10
The son of a pastor, Nathan George was born and raised in Murphysboro, Illinois. He attended Southern Illinois University where he majored in aviation and completed his seminary degree at Sangre De Cristo Seminary in Westcliffe, Colorado.
Following seminary and a pastoral internship, Nathan toured the United States as a musician and served the church as an elder and pastor. He was ordained by the Nashville Presbytery and served at Parish Presbyterian Church in Franklinville, Tennessee before joining the staff at Christ Covenant.
Nathan credits his love of music to the influence of growing up around the hymns of the church and his parents’ willingness to let him play his favorite Mozart clarinet concerto over and over and over. Not surprisingly, he worked as a technician and teacher in a local guitar shop in Carbondale until it was time to move to Colorado for seminary.
The George family, including wife Patsy and their six children: Jonathan, Elaine, Elliot, AnnaMargaret, Matthias, and Elsa, traveled together in their RV enjoying life together as they took advantage of a unique home school opportunity.
The blessing of growing up with a deep appreciation of the importance of Sunday worship and the exposure to many different churches as he ministered as a touring musician has given Nathan a heart for making every aspect of worship bring honor to God alone. He says, “I believe we are called to know Christ and be discipled primarily through the ordinary means of grace week by week. Therefore, our vision for worship should be one that practically and consistently draws us to Christ through all the elements of worship as a whole. I trust that the Lord will shape and fashion us after the likeness of Jesus Christ through the regular, weekly worship of the Triune God.”
Extending a welcome to everyone who might be interested in being a part of the worship team, Nathan adds, “It is a particular joy to serve alongside many wonderful musicians as we learn to accompany the voice of the congregation as she offers her service of worship to the King of kings.”