St. Barnabas is an active, growing community that provides nurture, support, & guidance to enable all its members to deepen their faith and to carry out Christ's work in the world.

J. Michael Roush

Director of Music

J. Michael Roush was appointed Director of Music in 1979 and formed our current music into the vibrant and diverse program that we enjoy today.  He leads the adult choir to bring finely crafted music to our worship which enhances the understanding of Holy Scripture. In addition, he uses his skills as a concert organist, playing the Richards, Fowkes organ.  For over twenty years he was the Artistic Director of the not-for-profit corporation, Fairfield-Westerester Concerts, Inc. that presented concerts at St. Barnabas, sponsored recordings, commissioned new works and introduced young performers to our church.

Under Michael's leadership the series Bach@415 was introduced and the Music Guild established.  This new series bringings artists and groups from across the nation to join the St. Barnabas Choir in major works that are performed outside of worship.

Music Director