The Rev. Dr. Rick Branch is the Minister of Music at First United Methodist Church. He is an ordained Deacon and is professionally certified as a Minister of Music. He received a B.A. in Piano Performance from the University of Central Florida and a M.A. in Church Music and Christian Education from the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, VA. He has done post-graduate work at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. In 2016, Rick completed a Doctorate of Sacred Music from the Graduate Theological Foundation. Rick joined the staff at First Church in 1994 and oversaw our massive organ expansion in 2001. Under Rickâ€™s leadership our ten choirs provide an opportunity for everyone to lift up their voice to the Lord!
Rick is married to Heidi and they have two children.