Pastors are saying:
It was a pleasure to work with Brad Smith for about four years, as he provided leadership and instrumental arrangements that enabled a variety of musicians to participate in our worship services. Brad was instrumental in enabling us to start and support a worship orchestra that has been quite valuable in the enrichment of our congregational singing. In addition to his obvious love for the Lord and for corporate worship, I appreciate Brad's efficiency and professionalism.
– Pastor Brad D. Evans, Sr. Pastor, Presbyterian Church of Coventry
I had the wonderful privilege of working with Brad Smith for a few years, passing on to him raw material for the weekly liturgy. I saw him not only do wonders with the music selections each week, but also watched him draw out, encourage, and equip musicians of all ages and abilities to play a part in our “making a joyful noise to the Lord.”
– Reverend David Dively, former Sr. Pastor, Community Presbyterian Church (Louisville, KY)
Brad Smith has been a great resource over the years at The Presbyterian Church of Manchester. He has advised us in the development of our music program and has worked directly with a number of our musicians. He has work within the framework of both our talents and our theology of worship. I heartily recommend him.
– Pastor C. R. (Chris) Wiley, Presbyterian Church of Manchester
I wish to highly commend Brad Smith’s service, which has been of personal benefit to me and to two churches. Brad comes with a wealth of experience and biblical understanding of worship (both musical and non-musical elements) and displays a sensitivity to different contexts. He was able to help us as a church develop the musical interests and gifts of a wide variety of members by making participation in the orchestra possible (from middle school pupils to professional musicians). Brad understood the modern limitations of time, and his arrangements and plans made things incredibly easy — rehearsals could be held once on the day, and things went smoothly. I found working with him a delight, and I thank God for his ministry.
– The Reverend Clifford Swartz, Church of England clergyman
I have known Brad Smith for thirty years and we served together on the staff of Christ Community Presbyterian Church in West Hartford, Connecticut for nine years. Brad came with me to plant CCPC and his expertise in putting together our worship services was a remarkable and very important aspect of our ministry. I often told Brad that he should find a way to make his expertise available to a much larger audience. He is now doing so. I strongly urge you to see what Brad can do to assist you in putting together God honoring worship services.
- Reverend Allen M. Baker, Director of The Alabama Church Planting Network
Conference organizers are saying:
It was our great blessing to have the services of Brad Smith as our Musical Director for the Connecticut Valley Conference on Reformed Theology (CVCRT). Brad organized a “pick-up” orchestra, which brought together musicians from many different churches to participate in musical offerings and provide hymn accompaniment for the conference. And what a fine enhancement it was! Brad took the time to meet with our committee on several occasions to be sure that he understood exactly what we were looking for in the music. His choices for music were very well informed, tasteful, and well thought-out. After the conference, we received many compliments on the outstanding musical elements that contributed to a very successful conference. It is amazing how music, in the hands of a skilled director can transform an event like that.
– Douglas E. Fox, CVCRT 2009 Committee Chairman