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Our ministry encompasses a wide range of talent: vocalists, choir members and orchestra members (strings, brass, keyboards and percussionists). And, while our team is made up of a number of individual gifted musicians, we collaborate on one mission: to worship God and serve others.

 
Marcus Gresham
Executive Worship Pastor

Marcus wants everyone to have what God has given to him — a true, New Testament relationship in Jesus Christ. He enjoys living a Spirit-filled life and blessing others with the goodness of God in his life. Marcus holds a Bachelor of Music from The Ohio State University and a Master’s of Biblical Studies from Charis Bible College Colorado. His favorite sport’s football teams are The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Pittsburgh Steelers. With over 30 years of ministry experience, he enjoys serving people in a diverse and relational ministry style. Throughout his ministry, Marcus has served full-time in churches ranging from 1,500 to 3,300 members as a Worship Pastor and an Associate Minister of Music. Marcus loves the power of communication through musical excellence and is committed to discovering one’s greatest potential and being a catalyst toward their personal and professional goals. Offering creative communication of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music, ministry, and training is his passion. Marcus has also served as Adjunct Faculty and instructor in the School of Worship/Worship Arts Development at Charis Bible College Colorado. For decades, he has enjoyed becoming a seasoned published songwriter, recording artist, and music educator. Marcus is founder and owner of the GRESH™ brand and MSG! Message Music. Marcus has also traveled in concert ministry and missions to overseas initiatives including Moscow and Berlin. He currently is a sought-after consultant and speaker, as well as a mentor offering specific Training & Development. Many of Marcus Gresham’s resources can be realized at PraiseCharts™, where he is an artist in the PraiseCharts™ catalogue.



Brad Lebakken – Worship Pastor

Worship Pastor, Brad Lebakken has been serving at Christ Church for 11 years. While his ministry responsibilities are varied, the majority of his time is spent leading worship during the Sunday morning services. With an MA in music from Duquesne University, Brad has written songs featured on the ABC Show, Mercy and the ABC Family show, Jane by Design. He is also the lead singer of the nationally-known recording artist, Red Letter Hymnal. Brad lives in the Pittsburgh area with his wife, Vicki and son, Ezekiel. 

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