David Rigsby served as the staff organist at First Christian Church of North Hollywood from 2006-2008, and after serving as organist in another denomination since 2008, he is thrilled to be back at First Christian Church family. In 2018 David took over the job of Organist AND Music Director. David helps lead worship from the Rodgers organ console each week, accompanies soloists and the chancel choir in special music selections, and rehearses with the music director and chancel choir each Thursday evening, in addition to his work as organist for church weddings and memorial services.
David was born and raised in the downriver area of Detroit, Michigan and came to southern California at barely eighteen years of age for his bachelor’s degree in church music from Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas. Along the way, he has played organ and piano and directed music in many churches of many denominations. He was a church music director in Savannah, Georgia from 1992-1995, and then in Colorado from 1995-1997 and returned to California to work in public education as a choral music teacher, earning his California teacher credential and completing his coursework in the master’s program at California State University, Long Beach. He has held music teaching positions in schools in La Mirada, Long Beach, and currently in Anaheim at Loara High School, where he has worked as choir director since 2006.
On New Year’s Day of 2006, David came to First Christian to be the organ “sub” for that day. Six years later, he couldn’t be happier to be back at the console of FCCNH, assisting the congregation as they lift their voices together in song.