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Music Ministry

Music at Christ the King Episcopal Church exists to glorify God and is integral to our worship and liturgy – worship being the core of our congregational life. It encourages the congregation’s song in corporate prayer and praise. Through its unique power, music goes beyond words, enabling all present to encounter the mystery of God in Christ Jesus.

You are invited to participate by singing whole-heartedly in worship, by singing in our choir or attending our Classical Concert Series, and by working “behind the scenes” to support our worship leaders.

We strive to create a loving, caring, Christian community—a Holy Place to Be—as we explore what it means to be a child of God and use our gifts for Him in the leading of worship.


David Ott

Director of Music Ministries


Scott Gilmore


8:00 a.m. Rite I Music (Sunday Morning Music)

The music at our 8:00am, Holy Eucharist, Rite I service on Sunday mornings is quiet and contemplative. Scott Gilmore plays a vast array of classic Christian hymns on a classical guitar. Whether it is through the prelude music prior to the worship service, a piece that follows the sermon, or a piece during communion, Scott Gilmore's gentle, faithful, spirit combined with his acumen on the guitar make for a deeply holy, worshipful experience.

Scott Gilmore is a Classical Guitarist who has been contributing to the music ministry at Christ The King since 2014. He also teaches Guitar , Ukulele and Piano at Studio 237 here in Santa Rosa Beach.

In July 2006 Scott took the position of Head Tennis Professional at Watercolor Resort. That same month Scott started performing his guitar music in public for the first time ....he was nearly 50 years old.

Encouraged by the response , Scott began playing regularly throughout the Emerald Coast.

In 2010, after a wedding officiated by Pastor Dave Hope (Kansas Bassist), The Lord invited Scott to perform at Immanuel Anglican Church, then three years later here at Christ The King.

"I am Humbled, Honored and so very Grateful to share the Lord's Music in our wondrous Church in the Wildwoods!" If the idea of a more Contemplative Service with Soothing Classical Guitar appeals to you, please come Worship with us at Christ the King at 8 o'clock on Sundays.

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