ABOUT OUR PASTOR
In September, 2021 Compton called the Rev. Stephen Westbrook as our Intentional Interim Pastor. Steve is a graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana and received his Master of Divinity degree from Eden Theological Seminary.
Steve began his ministry at Compton on Monday, November 1, 2021. As our Intentional Interim, he will support Compton’s on-going ministries of inclusivity and justice and will help us discern our call as a community of faith as we prepare to call a new settled pastor.
Steve writes: “One of my favorite quotes is: ‘The church doesn’t have a mission in the world; God’s mission in the world has a church.’…The church can have no greater impact than to consistently and steadfastly ‘show up’ wherever there is suffering in the world and all of creation, in order to join with the Holy Spirit, already there, and embody, for those suffering, the hope and peace of God’s everlasting love.”
ABOUT OUR MUSIC DIRECTOR
Our Music Director is David French. David grew up with involvement in church music in nearby Herculaneum, Missouri. His passion is piano and he also plays organ. David has studied music at Jefferson College and Missouri Baptist University, has provided accompaniment for the music program at Forest Park Community College, and has served in church choral leadership. David has fun with our choir in both choral direction and leadership of congregational song.