Music

Music Ministry

Director of Music
Mrs. Lauren Castellano

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Organist/Pianist: Mrs. Susan Lower

Accompanist: Miss Emma Maguire
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The Adult Choir: The choir is made up of adults who desire to minister through music in the worship service and for special occasions. No special training is required. Choir Practice is on Sunday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 PM.

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Mrs. Castellano’s Biography

Lauren Castellano was born in Long Island, New York, in 1990. She spent her childhood years learning Judaism and music, and enjoyed her summers at the Usdan Center for the Performing Arts where she studied piano, choir, and various other artistic ventures. Lauren also attended the Manhattan School of Music Division for piano and theory studies for 3 years.

A 2008 graduate of Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School, New York, Lauren attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey for Music Education. She became a Christian 2009 and worshiped with Calvary Chapel New Brunswick during her undergraduate career. She graduated in 2012 with a Bachelors in Music Education with Piano and Choral concentrations.

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Lauren taught as an elementary school music teacher at two schools in New Jersey, and earned her Master’s Degree in Music Education at Boston University in 2014. She and her husband Dennis Castellano wed in March of 2015. She served on the worship team or as the worship leader for several New Jersey Calvary Chapels, as well as Budd Lake Chapel in Morris County, New Jersey.

Lauren and Dennis moved to Cheraw, South Carolina, in the summer of 2016 and Lauren became the worship leader for open-air chapel Sunday Services held at the Little Pee Dee State Park, where Dennis gave the Word to campers and visitors. Lauren joined two community choirs and enjoyed singing with the altos, giving sectionals, and assisting the directors. Lauren also taught Chorus at Chesterfield and Cheraw High Schools.

Lauren and Dennis migrated to Honea Path, South Carolina in 2017. Their son, Tristan Castellano was born July 29, 2018. Lauren is the Middle School Choral Director for Anderson County School District Two, serving Honea Path and Belton Middle Schools. She is also a member of the Greater Anderson Musical Art Consortium Chorale.

In her spare time, Lauren enjoys playing music with her husband at local venues throughout Anderson County, crocheting, and anything crafty. Dennis enjoys woodworking, cooking, and studying the Word, and is both a Pastor and a Chaplain. Lauren and Dennis love singing karaoke and traveling to see friends in the Tri-State area.