John Caddell

Worship Director & Ministry Assistant

 
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Greetings, friends!

I’m John Caddell, the new Worship Director and Ministry Assistant for Christ Community Church. It’s a great honor to be a part of this community, and I am thankful for the warm welcome I have received.

I was born in Augusta, Georgia, but have lived in four different states since then. My father’s work led us from Georgia to Illinois to Florida and finally to South Carolina. After completing high school in Mt. Pleasant, SC, I moved to Columbia to study music at the University of South Carolina. I just recently graduated with a degree in music theory and am now studying at the Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies. At IWS, I get to study biblical theology, interpretation, history of the Church and cultures of Christian worship from around the world. Though it’s located in Jacksonville, I mostly take my classes online.

I am a true music nerd. I listen to many types of music, play multiple instruments and even compose my own music. When I’m not working on music for the church, I’m probably at home playing one of my instruments or working on a new song. I also love to cook and I enjoy a good nonfiction book. 

Though I am follower of Jesus and love the Church, it hasn’t always been this way. I didn’t start following Jesus until I was 17. My friends at the time went to “Teen Bible Study;” a small group of students that met every Wednesday night in the middle school library to talk about Jesus. They invited me to come one night and despite my lack of interest, I went. That night, I heard the gospel for the first time in a lesson about 1 John 4:7-10. It says,

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
— 1 John 4:7-10

This passage speaks clearly to the unique and beautiful reality of the gospel: out of God’s love for his people, he sent his Son to make himself known and reconcile us to himself through Jesus’s death and resurrection. This truth began to transform my life, and in time I repented of my sin and received the free gift of salvation by entrusting my life to the Lord Jesus. Out of his grace toward me has flowed an imperfect life of discipleship to Jesus, a life which I wouldn’t trade for anything.

I believe that God desires all of us to contemplate and participate in his mission to draw near and redeem his chosen people. As a part of Christ Community Church, I hope to be a part of the way this church does that. I look forward to the road ahead, and I pray that God will use us for excellent purposes!

“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
— Ephesians 3:20-21

- John Caddell

John’s Role

As Worship Director - John meets with Pastor Kent weekly to Plan, Organize, Facilitate and Execute the elements of our weekly worship service. This includes the Music, Scripture Readings, Creeds and Confessions. Everything we do on Sunday morning is done with purpose to communicate the Truth of the Gospel to our people every week.

As Ministry Assistant - John will also meet with Pastor Kent and others regularly to pray, discuss and plan things as they relate to church ministry: members, guests, outreach, events, discipleship, teaching, etc.

Please pray for John, his ministry and the ongoing ministry of Christ Community Church. For people to Know Jesus Christ and Serve the Community by Being the Church.