Worship Arts Ministry

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Dr. Stephen Martin

Christ Memorial is excited to welcome Steve Martin, the new Director of Worship Arts!


Prior to joining CMC, Steve was an Assistant Professor of Voice at the University of Central Arkansas.  He actively performed as an operatic tenor throughout Italy, China, and the United States with companies such as The Santa Fe Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival Opera, Sarasota Opera, Minnesota Opera, Opera in the Rock, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Motor City Brass Band, Flint Symphony Orchestra, Saginaw Symphony, and others. Steve was the Music Director at Okemos Community Church in Okemos, Michigan, from 2015-2018 and was Music Director at Oakland Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Clarkston, Michigan from 2013-2015. He holds a Doctorate in Voice Performance, Masters Degrees in Voice Performance and Music Theory Pedagogy, and a Bachelors Degree in Voice Performance from Michigan State University. 

Worship Arts Ministry Opportunities for Sanctuary Service

Worship at Christ Memorial is a formative journey engaging with God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as a community, resulting in transformed lives, transforming our world in Jesus’ name.

For more information on our services and how to get involved, please take a look at the links below.

Sanctuary Choir

For over 50 years, the Sanctuary Choir of Christ Memorial Church has shared the love of Christ to thousands of people here in West Michigan and abroad. Whether leading in weekly Sunday morning worship or ministering through one of their many concerts, this 100-voice ensemble works diligently to present a clear message of Christ’s amazing love to all.


Weekly Wednesday evening rehearsals are fun, focused, and worshipful. Being a part of this group is like coming home to family and is open to all, high school age and up.

Please contact Steve Martin at stevem@christmemorial.org for more information.

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Westminster Bells
Flute Ensemble

Worship Team Opportunities for DWELL - Chapel Service

"And in Him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit." Ephesians 2:22

 meets in the Christ Memorial Church Chapel (Entrances D, E and F), at 9:30am Sunday mornings.  Come as you are and dwell in the presence of the One who knows you and loves you! You are welcome to sit with us in the rows, at tables, or we even have a special section for kids and families!

The dwell worship team is a modern band that uses newer music that is thoughtful, heartfelt, reflective, and celebratory to engage, inspire, and invite others to participate in worship.

Please contact Jeremy Hoekstra at jeremyh@christmemorial.org for more information.


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Sacred Dance

Worship Arts Ministry - Sacred Dance

Sacred Dance is a wonderful way to use your talents with the Worship Arts Ministry.  We enjoy this form of worship at special services throughout the year,

Easter Service, and Christmas Eve (All services, 2:00 / 3:30 / 5:30 and 7:00 pm)

Please contact Mary DeBlaay at marydb@christmemorial.org for more information.