© 2015 BY RIVER CITY CHURCH, A UNITED METHODIST CONGREGATION

301 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104

Justin Todd, Pastor

 I love Jesus. He consumes my life, my desires, my passions, my wants, all of my obsessions, and everything that I live for. In the end all I endeavor or undertake is to bring me closer to this man so that I may be with Him forever.

Shadreck Kagoro, Associate Pastor

Lynda Wynn Aitken - Praise Team Leader

Lynda is from Dothan, Alabama, born and raised in a pastor’s home. Her father Dr. G.L. Wynn was a powerful preacher of the Gospel for over 45 years. Lynda accepted the Lord as her personal savior December 3, 1974 at Ewell Bible Baptist Church. Lynda has studied piano since age 9 winning many awards and music festivals. She began playing for church at age 12. She went on to major in Music with Piano Proficiency at Tennessee Temple University.

Since then Lynda has been a church accompanist for over 30 years serving at several churches in the Dothan and Montgomery area. She has also taught award winning elementary and high school choirs, as well as directed numerous plays for her high school theater class which resulted in her students winning many local and state competitions.

Lynda has taught piano for over 35 years and is currently teaching at Trinity Presbyterian School where she also accompanies chapel services and all lower school events. Lynda has several students playing for local groups such as “One Voice” and “Rock Solid”. Also many of her students are playing for their church youth groups. Lynda has former students serving in Music Ministries throughout the United States.

Lynda and husband Patrick (drummer & percussionist) have been serving together in the Music Ministry for over 25 years. It is their desire to be effectively used by God and to serve and praise Him with song. Lynda’s favorite Bible verse is Psalm 28:7 “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise Him.”

Lynda’s email address is trinitypiano@gmail.com.

Patrick Aitken - Missions and Outreach Director

Patrick was born and raised in Montgomery. His father and 2 older brothers were drummers. At age 8 Patrick received his first pair of drum sticks and followed in the footsteps of his siblings. He was section leader of the drumline for 4 out of 6 years of band during his jr. high and high school years. His youngest son Zack who is also an accomplished musician and was section leader of his high school drumline and played drums for his church youth group. Patrick has taught and mentored several young drummers who have gone onto to serve in the music ministry later on.

Patrick accepted Jesus as his savior in 1972. He has been serving the Lord in the music ministry for about 30 years playing drums in several churches in the area. Patrick is married to his best friend Lynda and they have served together as church musicians for over 25 years. They have 4 children and 1 grandson. When asked who was the greatest influence in his drumming style, Patrick always says his oldest brother Mike. “He was possibly the best drummer this area has ever known. He taught me that a good drummer accentuates, he never dominates. That less is more, it’s all about the layers and flavors.”

Besides music Patrick enjoys photography, reading, camping, hiking, canoeing and ancestry research.

 

 

Patrick's personal mission verse for Outreach Ministry: Proverbs 31:8-9 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.

 

Favorite Song: “Redeemed” by Big Daddy Weave.

 

Favorite saying: The ground is level at the foot of the Cross.

 

Val Chambers, Office Manager