Ralph Johnson

Director of Worship & Music

I believe that in the songs, anthems and hymns of worship, the Holy Spirit “intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words” (Romans 8:26).

My role as Director of Music at Good Shepherd is to try to create opportunities for the Spirit to sing God’s Word directly into our hearts, and to help all of our people—choirs, soloists, instrumentalists, and the folks in the pews—to respond to the gifts of God with heartfelt songs of prayer, thanksgiving, and praise. The songs we offer will be many and diverse, for your heart-music may well differ from that of the person sitting next to you; but in our sharing of songs, we have the chance to also share the journey of faith with each other in ways that are rich, broad, and, yes, “too deep for words.”