Sue M. Crocker, Associate Minister of Music and Organist
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.
It will not lead you astray.” – Rumi
In 2004 the pull of what I really love brought me here to First Baptist. I am honored to be a part of the long history of meaningful music which graces this church. Helping folk find their gifts through music and then using that music to lead others to a deeper worship experience on Sunday mornings is why I am here. What a joy it is to come to work and dance, sing, ring, march, and drum. How blessed I feel to be allowed to also pray, plan worship, write liturgy and even preach.
Spirituality is one of those things to which I am silently drawn. The writings of Richard Rohr, Henri Nouwen, Julian of Norwich, Thomas Keating and Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat are just a few of the works that inspire me.
Secretly yearning to be a perpetual student, I have studied music at Meredith College, both undergrad and graduate levels. And while raising teenage sons I pursued a Master of Arts in Teaching at UNC-CH
Since 1978 I have shared my life with Stan Crocker, writer, photographer, furniture builder, mechanic, poet and lover of nature. We have two grown sons, Lee and Joseph, daughter-in-law, Jacy and a delightful grandson, Liam. Most mornings, very early, you can find me walking in Joyner Park with Thelma and Louise, our Boston Terrors.