Spotswood Creative

Spotswood creative is a ministry devoted to glorifying the Lord through creativity and worship.

What is Spotswood Creative?

We believe that worship is the only appropriate response to God’s love and grace for His children. Worship is a holy action, centered in Christ and expressed biblically in a multitude of ways. God cares more about the intention of our worship as opposed to the form of our worship, be it song, dance, visual art, poetry, and beyond. This is Spotswood Creative: a ministry devoted to glorifying the Lord through creativity and worship.

Our Worship Philosophy

At Spotswood, our worship services are to be an expression of His desire for the Church and what He has revealed to us to be the future of believers. We strive for everything we do to meet these standards: that God would be glorified and to edify the body. We pray that our worship would be welcoming to those who do not believe, as well as a testimony of our faith, hope, and love. 

Through Spirit-led services, we hope to have a greater concept of who God is once we are finished worshiping together. Our leaders thoughtfully plan each service according to scripture and hope for life change as people carry out the act of mutual giving and receiving.

Agapao Clothing

Agapao is a non profit clothing line created by Aaron Gowaty in collaboration with Spotswood Creative.

The goal of this clothing is to worship Jesus and to show people that singing is not the only form of worship.

Not only will these clothes spark great Gospel conversations and proclaim the truth of God’s Word, but 100% of the proceeds from Agapao Clothing are being donated to the Brisben Center – a great local ministry that effectively cares for the needs of the homeless in our area.

Listen to our Keep it 100 Podcast

podcast

A podcast from Spotswood Creative designed to keep it real and honest about worship practices in the 21st century. We want to help you work through issues like:

  • Choosing worship songs
  • Leading as a volunteer
  • Worship stereotypes
  • Worship conflicts
  • Figuring out if theology is right in the song you just love…or if you should just put it away.

Leadership

Pastor Josh Morton

Josh Morton began his time in ministry as an orchestra director at Taylors First Baptist Church in South Carolina, while also serving as a public school music educator for Greenville County Schools. At the end of his tenure at Taylors, Josh met his beautiful wife Hannah while working together in their community theater. Josh counts it an honor to lead worship with his wife each Sunday. Josh then served as Worship Minister for nearly 4 years at Greer First Baptist Church.  

In 2020, Josh, along with his wife, Hannah, and their two dogs (Pete and Maizey) moved to Fredericksburg, Virginia were he currently serves as the Worship and Fine Arts Pastor of Spotswood Baptist Church. 

Josh is passionate – as stated in the Spotswood Creative mission – about helping mend hearts, renewing minds, and leading people to worship God. He also has a passion for worship education – raising up, educating, and sending out worship leaders into the world. Josh received his B.A. from North Greenville University in South Carolina in 2008. In December of 2020, Josh Graduated from Liberty University with a M.A. in Music and Worship.

Bailey Tyler

Bailey joined the Spotswood Creative team in December of 2020 as the Worship Leader Associate. She is a South Carolina native with a BFA in Musical Theatre and Minor in Worship Leadership from Anderson University, but has grown up under the pastoral leadership of her father who has served as a Worship Pastor since 1995. Her focus is Contemporary Worship growth and leadership, as well as working closely with the Middle and High School worship bands. “I am so grateful for the chance to serve at Spotswood and continue to worship with our creative family!”

Tyler Monroe

Tyler Monroe began serving at Spotswood in April of 2021 as the Director of Worship Technology. He is responsible for all things technology and production for our Sunday services, as well as for implementing audio, lighting, and video for our other platforms. Tyler received his B.A. in Music Technology from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and is currently working toward a Master of Arts in Religion through Liberty University. Tyler and his wife, Rachel, have been married since 2016. They have a daughter (Agnes “Aggie”) and a Corgi named Reece.

Marilla Haas

In October of my sophomore year at Mary Washington College, I was asked to be the Adult Choir director at a newly formed church:  Spotswood Baptist. Throughout the years I have served in the music ministry with the adult choir, the orchestra, the graded children’s choirs, handbells, and as organist, pianist, & keyboardist.

Jennifer Lewis

Jennifer Lewis is a PA native and Grove City College alum. Jennifer and her husband joined Spotswood and the orchestra ministry in 2004. She is the band director at Chancellor Middle School, mom to two awesome boys, and British TV nerd. “Orchestra at SBC is a place for instrumental musicians to use the talent God gifted us to worship Him!”

Valerie Cook

Valerie came to Spotswood 1994 and began serving shortly after as a substitute pianist and became the full-time pianist in 2000. “I have been blessed to serve Jesus, and lead others to worship Him for the past 21 years.”

Tanner Honig

Tanner has been attending Spotswood for about five years and working at Spotswood for the past three. He is currently studying political science at Northern Virginia Community College. In his free time, Tanner enjoys playing piano and guitar, reading, and playing with his golden doodle.

Michael Cooper

Michael and his family have been Spotswood members for 8 years. He is currently a junior in High School, and after volunteering on the high school tech team for almost 2 years, was hired as a tech intern for the church. His main focus is to work closely with the high school and middle school tech teams.

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