Childers, Brian

Brian Childers is an accomplished pianist, composer and clinician. His choral, instrumental, and handbell works have been performed frequently in churches across the nation and abroad. He has been a featured performer and clinician at numerous music conferences and workshops across the state of North Carolina.

Brian received his bachelor of music degree in piano performance from Appalachian State University in 1993, and the master of divinity degree in church music from the M. Christopher White School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University in May of 2003. An ordained minister, he serves as minister of music at First Baptist Church in Mount Holly, North Carolina. Brian directs 5 vocal choirs, 5 handbell choirs, and the church orchestra. Among Brian’s favorite groups is Drastic Measures, an advanced children’s handbell group that rehearses three times each week. This group of 8 children perform regularly throughout the community and across the state.

Brian’s compositions and arrangements are published by AGEHR, Alfred, Emerson, GIA, High Meadow Music, Hope, Jeffers, Ringing Word, National Music Publishers, STEP, and Treble Clef Music Press, Wiltshire Music.

Brian is married to Jennifer and has two children, Hannah and Spencer. Brian is an avid runner and enjoys racing and composing in his free time.