Rodney BarbourDirector of Worship Arts & Music
Rodney Barbour has served at Crestview as Director of Worship and Arts since 2006. He directs the 40 voice Chancel Choir, the Crestview Ringers, the Worship Band, the Crestview Brass and works with all music volunteers involved in children’s music and small ensembles. Rodney is an accomplished keyboard musician accompanying choir, soloists and playing for services when opportunities present themselves. Rodney works with Pastor Shawn Barkley to “write” Crestview’s worship services (readings, prayers, hymn/music choices, order) and also provides a weekly blog to help the congregation engage with worship elements and come prepared to worship. Rodney’s background includes degrees in Music Education and Trombone (Marshall University), Organ Performance (Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music), and additional study at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Rodney enjoys photography and occasionally his “art” appears on the screens during worship to illustrate a point. Rodney is married to Cheri (Smith) Barbour (they are childhood sweethearts!) and they love to play golf together (Cheri is good!). If you need to know anything about hot dogs or ice cream (or the best restaurants in Cincinnati or West Virginia), then contact Rodney!