Summer Worship Schedule: Sundays at 9:30A

Adam Kurihara

Director of Music and Worship
adam@tccwayland.org
(508) 358-7717 x307

My story:

I grew up in sunny California where I loved all things music and played in a blues band in high school. Though I was terrible at sports, music came naturally, and I enjoyed playing drums and piano on Sundays at my home church. I attended youth group and discovered the irresistible call God had on my life when I was a teenager. I was a shy kid, but as a musician was forced to come out of my comfort zone to play and ultimately lead worship. In college I studied music and grew in my love of the Bible through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. I also discovered a profound richness in choral music and liturgical worship traditions and attended several different churches (Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Lutheran) throughout my time in college. In 2010 I moved to Boston to study sacred music at BU’s School of Theology, where I met my wife Rachel. We were married in 2014 and now live in Jamaica Plain with our dog Lucy. We miss California, and to cope, we make tacos for anyone who comes over for dinner.

My journey to TCC:

I came to TCC in 2011 and have fallen in love with the community. There is a richness and vibrancy in the diversity of ages, church backgrounds, and expressions of worship that is rare to find. I feel so fortunate to work at a church with an awesome choir, worship team, children’s choir, and so many enthusiastic musicians who love sharing their gifts for the glory of God and the good of the church. Rachel and I have always felt so warmly welcomed here and there is a genuine community centered around Christ. I hope that as we continue on the journey as disciples of Jesus, we would nurture even deeper Christ-like community and share many meals together!

A meaningful verse to me:

Psalm 139. God knows me intimately, my actions, my path, and even my inner-most thoughts and feelings. When struggling with anxiety and panic attacks, feeling of being in complete darkness, I found great comfort knowing that, “even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.” When I feel inadequate or unfit to serve in Christ’s church, “Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”