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Cameron Sousa

Worship Director

Background and Family:
I was raised in Salem, NH. I grew up living with my parents and brother, as well as my aunt and my grandparents. My family first started attending Calvary in 2013/14, where I met Pastor Chris. He recruited me to be a worship intern during the summer of 2015, which started me on the path of music ministry. I also met a beautiful, godly girl named Cecilia. She and I dated until December 2019, when we were married by Pastor Talley.

Cecilia and I went to Charleston Southern University in South Carolina. While we were there, I formulated a plan for my life with the ambitious goal of becoming a music composer, performer, and professor. However, as I was looking for a teaching job post-graduation to begin pursuing these goals, I was approached by the CBC pastoral staff about the possibility of taking on an interim worship director role at Calvary. At first, I wasn’t sure if God was calling me to vocational ministry for the long run, but since I’ve been here God has made it very clear to me and Cecilia that this is where He wants us to serve in a more permanent capacity. We are very excited for the opportunities He continues to put before us and serve Him with gladness!
My Passion:
My top priority and passion are to be an imitator of Christ and to make disciples. I consider this to be one passion because the former naturally leads to the latter. My second passion is to create art with God’s people which glorifies God by pointing others to Him, thereby leading His church in praising Him for the amazing God that He is; and, acting as a personal expression of adoration by the artist(s).

My Hobbies:
Playing music, writing music, writing poetry, listening to music, listening to podcasts/reading books (especially history, philosophy, or theology), football, frisbee, swimming.

My Favorite Worship Artists:
J.S. Bach, G.F. Handel, J.F. Haydn, CityAlight, Fred Hammond, Aaron Keyes, Keith and Kristyn Getty, Leeland, Andrew Peterson, Shane & Shane, Hillsong Worship.

Favorite Secular Music Artists:
Weezer, Cake, Tower of Power, Snarky Puppy, Vince Guaraldi Trio, Omar Thomas, Michael Bublé, Lin-Manuel Miranda, David Gillingham, John Williams, Samuel Barber, Richard Wagner, Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky, P. Tchaikovsky, W.A. Mozart

Favorite Podcasts:
Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History, What We Saw (Apollo 11/Cold War), Stuff You Should Know, Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe, CBC Sermons, The Village Church Podcast, The Paul Tripp Podcast, Fantasy Footballers, Fantasy Focus Football

Sports Teams:
🏈🏈New England Patriots🏈🏈!!!…… Also, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (a.k.a., the Tompa Bay Gronkaneers; only while Tom and Gronk are there 😜)