“Welcome” is a big word for us. It is central to our understanding of what it means to follow Jesus. Our worship life at St.Athanasius is rich, and feeds our souls in order to strengthen our ministry. It takes place each Sunday in three languages: English, Spanish and Korean. We love to share our stories because it helps break down barriers that arise between people. We are Episcopal, progressive, both/and thinkers and learners, welcoming of all, and socially conscious. We’re a community striving to be authentically faithful and spiritually grounded as we engage with our neighbors in seeking justice, healing and compassion. We work with interfaith and neighborhood communities in transforming hunger and in sacred resistance as we seek mutual transformation in the world.
Last Sunday your organist search committee called Evan Griffith to be our permanent organist. We were all wowed by his playing in the service. Evan has been making music since age five. Evan studied music at the Horace Mann School and the Manhattan School of Music before graduating in music and psychology from Dartmouth College. He served as organist at three congregations in New York before moving to LA. He also served as conductor and artistic director of the Dartmouth Chamber Orchestra. He has won many awards for his musicianship. Evan’s musical career goes beyond performance, however. He is the President and CEO of Fire Tower Entertainment. Evan comes from a background of working A&R at Sony Epic Records, Gramophone Media, and independently scouting, developing and producing talent. He proudly manages today’s most visible emerging artists including WESLEY, Andrew Foy, MacKenzie Bourg, Sophie Ann, and many others. From hit creation in the studio, to analyzing classical vocal writing at the organ bench, Evan brings multifaceted musicianship to any artist collaboration. His entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen have also led him to develop a range of musical acts and organizations, and cultivate lasting relationships with today’s top writers, producers, artists, and music companies. He proudly heads Fire Tower Entertainment LLC, which he founded in 2017.
We are excited to announce Evan Griffith as the organist at St. Athanasius Episcopal Church. We hope that we will be able to grow the music program here to include many in the congregation and the larger community under Evan’s leadership.