David Madeira

Dr. David Madeira has served as Director of Music since 2014. Raised in Wheaton, IL, David holds undergraduate and master's degrees in Theory and Composition from Belmont University in Nashville, and a doctorate in Worship Studies (DWS) from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies in Jacksonville, FL. David’s doctoral thesis  focused on the topic of congregational psalmody: its history, various forms, and usage in the contemporary church. His thesis culminated in the development of a new form of psalm chant for modern congregations, known as twelve-point chant. For more on David's compositions and work with congregational psalmody, visit his personal website: www.davidmadeira.com

As Director of Music, David plans and leads musical worship on Sunday mornings, directing the choir and playing various instruments with the band. He arranges music for our unique instrumentation, writes hymn tunes and psalm settings, and has composed numerous works for the choirs of St. B's.

Outside of work, David loves to hike, garden, drink coffee and craft beer, and has a particular weak spot for hot chicken. He and his wife, Elizabeth, and children Nathaniel, Evie, and Sonia, live in Franklin. Click here to reach David.