Minister of Music, Micah Pick

Personal

Micah Pick joined the staff of Forest in 2009.  Micah was raised in Wisconsin but now calls Virginia home.  He is a graduate of Liberty University where he earned a degree in concert piano.  Micah is an avid reader (case in point: he has read The Chronicles of Narnia like 15 bajillion times.)

Family

Micah and his beautiful wife (and high school sweetheart) Katrina were married in June, 2011.

Experience

As early as high school, Micah was a member of the Chamber Choir Ensemble and audition-only Wind Ensemble. But for Micah music and singing have always been ultimately about praising the Lord. He sang in his local church choir and there received experience leading a choir, an orchestra, organizing praise bands, and leading congregational worship. While he has been at Liberty, Micah has had the privilege of serving on the campus wide leadership team both as a dorm Prayer Leader and Spiritual Life Director.

Philosophy of Worship

I have a desire to see church music elevated above something that is commercially and emotionally driven by bringing order, excellence, and reverence to a church’s worship of God.

Music is not synonymous with worship but is one very important way for the church to express its praise corporately. With that in mind, I have a desire to see the church’s music ministry be the very best for the One who is the very best.

As great and as consuming as my love for music is, it is surpassed by my love for God. Because of the cross of Christ and what He has done for us, it is only fitting and appropriate for our response to be one of total surrender, obedience, and worship to Him. Worship is not just music, it’s our response to God’s grace.

Favorite Singers/Artists

  • Andrew Peterson
  • Andy Osenga
  • Andy Gullahorn
  • The Booth Brothers
  • Caedmon’s Call
  • The Cathedral Quartet
  • Chris Rice
  • Rich Mullins
  • Jars of Clay
  • Jeremy Casella
  • Over the Rhine
  • Waterdeep

Favorite Books

  • Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis
  • The Divine Embrace by Robert Webber
  • Cries of the Heart by Ravi Zacharias
  • Manalive by G.K. Chesterton
  • Crime & Punishment by Fydor Dostoevsky