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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/Organist


Katie Ott

Children's Choir/Harpist


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.

Christ the King Community Children's Choir

The Children’s Choir is a biblically based musical group for Pre-K through 5th graders who join together to sing and make a joyful noise! We meet on a weekly basis for parachute games, Bible stories and choral anthems. Music is powerful! It simulates brain development, teaches discipline, boosts and uplifts our mood….but when you add the Word of God, you get dynamite! This is an outreach program for Christ the King Episcopal Church to serve community members and church members alike to come in the name of Christ to lift their sweet voices up to Our Almighty God! All are welcome!

Children’s Choir: Registration & Info

Harpist, Katie Ott’s “playing was always stylish and deftly articulated” (music critic, Lawrence Budman). She began her harp studies at the age of seven with Harriet Moore of DePauw University and spent three summers in residence at Interlochen Music Camp while continuing her studies with Anne Benjamin. Today she holds a Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance from the University of West Florida. As an active performer, her playing has been described as having “a shimmering ethereal quality that demonstrates why she is so much in demand by orchestras along the Gulf Coast” (Mobile Register). Katie is currently Principal Harpist with the Mobile Symphony Orchestra/Opera, Pensacola Symphony Orchestra/Opera, the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and the Panama City Symphony Orchestra. She plays regularly with many chamber, ballet and choral groups throughout the southeast region. As a soloist, she has performed major works including Sacred and Profane Dances by Debussy, Concerto for Flute and Harp by Mozart, Introduction and Allegro by Ravel, A Ceremony of Carol’s by Britten and Angel’s Harp written by her dad, composer David Ott. Katie also has a passion for teaching music to children and youth, with her main focus in harp lessons and Children’s Choir. She has a deep love of teaching the fascinating stories of the Old Testament to children with the strong hope and desire that these stories will forever shape their faith in God. She is currently a member of the American Harp Society and lives in Santa Rosa Beach, FL with her husband, their 4 young children, goldendoodle dog and rescue cat.

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