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Darin joined the staff of Watauga First as Director of Music and Worship in 2014. He has served as Director of Music and Worship, Hand-Bell Director, Children's Choir Director, Praise Team Leader, Soloist, Cantor, Musical Director, Special Events Leader and a plethora of other various positions in church both musically and non since the late 80's when in High School as a Soloist at the oldest Catholic Church in Fort Worth.
He has served in Methodist, Baptist, Catholic, and Presbyterian (both PCUSA and Cumberland) Churches throughout the Metroplex.
Darin had performed vocally and conducted throughout Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, California, Florida, Colorado, and New York.
He received his Associates of Arts from Tarrant County College as well as his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas in Arlington. He is currently pursuing the possibilities of a Law Degree. In his spare time, he spends time with his pre-teen son Jacob, works on his 80 Year old house in the Historic West Meadowbrook Area of Fort Worth, and the restoration of his 1973 Buick Riviera.
He invites you to become a part of the Music Ministry of Watauga First. We will be saving you a seat!
Pianist "Tristan" Gang Tian has performed nationwide and worldwide as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. Mr. Tian has been studying the piano since he was 6 years old. At the age of 14, he won the top prize of the Second Young Pianist International Piano Competition in Seoul, South Korea. Before he came to the United States, he went to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China. In 2015, Tian won the TCU Concerto Competition. Mr. Tian has earned his Bachelor of Music degree at TCU with full scholarship and studied piano performance major under the guidance of Dr. Tamas Ungar. Tian is a member of Music Teacher National Association and American Liszt Society.
He brings a joyous sound to our 8:30 and 10:00 worship services.
Provides music each week in worship. For anyone who loves to sing! Rehearsal is August - June, each Thursday night. Anyone is welcome to come and join our group. We do special programs at Easter and Christmas and invite singers to join us for those special events.
For anyone who loves to ring hand bells, new members are welcome. Rehearsal is August - May, each Thursday night. The bell choir performs periodically in worship.
New members are always welcome!
See Darin Hoppe or Pastor Sheila.
6:30 pm Thursday
7:30 pm Thursday