Director of Worship Arts

Joseph Mayes

Joseph Mayes, Director of Worship Arts

Joseph began his work at Burnt Store in June 2017. With a lifelong love of both music and the church, Joseph earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Averett University, in Danville, Virginia, and a Master of Arts in Church Music from Southeastern Seminary, in Wake Forest, North Carolina. A native of Virginia, Joseph has served churches in Virginia, Georgia, and Florida. His past work includes serving large United Methodist Churches, one outside of Atlanta and the other on the Georgia coast. After moving to Florida, Joseph became Minister of Music at Community Presbyterian in Englewood, where his wife is the Pastor.

Joseph was ordained in the Baptist Church in 1988.  He is a member of the American Choral Director's Association, the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, the Chorister's Guild, the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts, and the Polyphony Fellowship of Pastoral Musicians.  Joseph is also a concert soloist and has performed sacred and classical music, including oratorios, in churches, colleges, and communities throughout the eastern United States, Indiana, Michigan, and California.

Outside the church, Joseph has been involved in a variety of activities, including community theatre and founding and directing the 50-member Etowah Valley chorale. He enjoys all kinds of music (from classical to rock), as well as spending time in outdoor activities, biking and hiking, and especially anything on the water and in the Florida sunshine. He and Dawn share their home with two dogs and a cat.

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Office Hours
Mon - Thurs 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM  /  Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Services
Traditional: 8:15 AM & 11:00 AM, Contemporary: 9:40 AM