St. John's Staff
Meet our team!
Director of Music Ministries
My name is Andrew Carter and I am a graduate of UCSC, where I majored in Vocal Performance. While I have 30 years of experience as a church musician I also have performed throughout the world as a classical tenor.
I began my musical journey at the age of four with violin lessons. From there I have studied piano, guitar, oboe, bass and voice. While ultimately focusing on voice, I never gave up my love of instruments, and to this day I play the guitar, the bass, and the piano regularly. I have played the organ in my work as a music director in several churches, and I look forward to refining and enhancing my organ skills on the new instrument at St. John’s.
For the past three years, I have served as Director of Music Ministries to Foothill Presbyterian Church in East San Jose. In this position I have had the pleasure of leading multiple ensembles including: a traditional church choir, an acapella quartet, hand bells, a praise band and a ukulele ensemble. In time, I hope to have the opportunity to implement much of that experience into the worship at St. John’s.
Because I have experience in both classical and contemporary worship styles, I view myself as a bridge between the two styles. I have long felt that one style accentuates the other.
I look forward to the opportunity to get to know all of you, as well as share a wide variety of musical praise which I hope will only enhance our communal worship.