Organist Chad Martin is a native of Blackville, SC. He started playing the piano by ear around the age of four. He was pianist at Double Pond Baptist Church and provided music for various revivals, singsperations, benefits and gatherings throughout Barnwell County. Chad obtained his Bachelors of Organ Performance from Anderson University in 2009. While at Anderson, he sang in and was student accompanist for the Anderson University Choir and Anderson University Chamber Singers.
He was also the accompanist for Anderson’s traveling music ensemble, Radiance, and participated in the Anderson University Wind Symphony. During these four years, he was the organist at Boulevard Baptist Church, where he accompanied a youth choir of 50 teenagers known as The Celebration Singers. This group performed in Chicago, New York, and along the Eastern Coast. Chad received his Masters of Organ Performance from Winthrop University in 2012. Chad served as organist, music associate and handbell director at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church in Lexington, SC from 2009 – 2015.
While in Lexington, he was also the assistant accompanist of the Lexington County Choral Society and accompanied various students and professors from the University of South Carolina and Columbia College. Currently, Chad serves as organist and handbell director at First Presbyterian Church.