Dr. Richard Prior named new Minister of Traditional Worship

The Staff Parish Relations Committee is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Richard Prior as the new Minister of Traditional Worship. Richard has been our interim Minister of Traditional Worship for the past few months. He officially accepted the position and will transition to the full-time position at the end of February.

With a career history embracing leadership in choral and orchestral music, academia, and business, Dr. Prior is uniquely qualified to lead our traditional worship ministry while creating new opportunities for growth and collaboration within the arts community of LaGrange and West Georgia.

“The power of the synergy between text and music, and music’s often-transformative role as a fundamental part of the worship experience, can touch the single heart or congregation of thousands,” stated Dr. Prior. “To serve as part of that ministry once again, and in essence return to where the journey began, will be a profound privilege.”

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Prior to the LaGrange First Methodist team!