Music Director

Gary Johnson

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   Gary Johnson studied piano in Frankfort with Edith Hayes Carter, then organ for one year with Melvin Dickinson. Later, he studied organ for one year with Schuyler Robinson. 

     Before coming to First Presbyterian Church, Gary served as chapel organist while in the Navy at Great Lakes Training Center in Chicago, then later at the Protestant Chapel, Dam Neck, Virginia, then the Catholic Chapel, Guam.

     After the Navy, Gary served the congregation of Crestwood Baptist Church for 10 years.  He served there as organist, youth choir accompanist and instrumental choir director.  Gary then moved to First Christian Church where he served for 13 years as organist. 

     Gary came to First Presbyterian Church in May 1999 as organist and choir director.  Later, he assumed the duties of directing the handbell choir. 

     Gary is a 1995 graduate of Kentucky State University, Magna Cum Laude, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and mathematics.   

  September 2021  
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