The Music Pastor
Rev. Michael Saunders, anointed psalmist, comes to us from Philadelphia Pennsylvania with more than 20 years of music ministry experience. He attended the Settlement School of Music in Philadelphia, PA. He is an ordained elder with the Church of God in Christ International. He also attended Southern New England Bible College in Milford, CT. He is currently attending the Northwest Florida State College studying Classical Music.
His mentors include Bishop John C. White, Pastor Clint Brown and Professor Daren Miller
He currently serves as full-time Pastor of Music at Destin Assembly in Destin, FL. Founder of the Emerald Coast Music Conference. He is currently the Co-Music Director with Gregory Vickery of Carmel Assembly for the West Florida District Assemblies of God.
About the Music Ministry
Our Vision Statement
Our vision is to see lives changed in the presence of God. To encourage our congregation to seek a deeper level of worship and reach the highest heights of praise.
Our philosophy is “If the pattern of our praise and worship to God is right, the glory will fall”. All of us are inspired by music. It affects every area of our lives. If we can build a phenomenal Music and Media Ministry, dedicated to bringing people into contact with a very real and awesome God, then we have the potential of changing not only our city, but our nation and world as well.
Our goal is to effectively minister unto the Lord and to the spiritual needs of our congregation, community and throughout the world through anointed singing, musical accompaniment, media and to provide an outlet for individuals to exercise their and abilities through this areas. Also providing a means of Christian fellowship and activities.
MINISTRY – NOT ENTERTAINMENT. To minister effectively in a dynamic ministering choir, worship team, band and media requires much PRAYER, PRACTICE, and a great amount of FAITHFULNESS.
The Music and Media Ministry at Destin Assembly offers a variety of opportunities for church members and regular attenders interested in using their experience and talents to serve the Lord.