Casey McCarthy, Interim Minister of Music and Worship
Email: casey@ubcfortworth.org
 
Casey McCarthy is our Interim Minister of Music and Worship.  He grew up in Yakima, Washington.  Casey graduated from Central Washington University with a BA in Music degree in 2000. After serving a church as Worship Leader in Wenatchee, WA for almost 8 years, he and his family moved to Fort Worth, Texas for him to pursue a Master of Music in Church Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Casey obtained his MM degree in 2013 and is now pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Church Music and Voice Performance from the same institution. Casey and his wife, Cathy, have four children.
 
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?
It would include sleeping in, having quite a few cups of coffee while relaxing with my family. In the afternoon I might play a game like Risk or Settlers of Catan with the older boys, while the littles nap. Dinner would include barbecue with good friends and conversation into the night.
 
What is your favorite Bible verse?
My favorite is Romans 12:2 because it always convicts and encourages me to live my life the way God would have me live.
 
What was your first car?
It was a baby blue 1973 Volkswagen Beetle. I had it for three weeks and then the engine caught on fire and it burned to the ground.

What have you recently read and would recommend to others?
By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture by Dr. Scott Aniol is a thought provoking read that I would highly recommend to anyone interested in how our culture affects our worship and given the culture we find ourselves in today, how we should structure our worship.