First Baptist Church, Huntsville, AL
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Associate Minister of Music and Organist

 Email Sherry Upshaw Christy, Associate Minister of Music and Organist

“The most important part of my ministry is relationships - with God and with others. My goal is to inspire others to worship God through music.” – Sherry Upshaw

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Sherry received the Bachelor of Music Education from Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Oklahoma graduating Cum Laude. She was awarded the Master of Church Music in Organ Performance from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, where she studied with Dr. Albert L. Travis. Sherry did postgraduate study at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, with Dr. Russell Saunders. She has played concerts across the United States, in Europe and Brazil.

Before moving to Huntsville in July 2012, Sherry was Organist/Music Associate at First Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana, for almost 30 years. Prior to that time, she served at First Baptist Church, Amarillo, Texas as Organist/ Music Assistant.

Sherry has a great love for ministry and wonderful musical abilities. In addition to playing the organ for worship services, funerals, weddings and special events, Sherry accompanies the Sanctuary Choir, Student Choir and FBC Orchestra. She also coordinates the handbell choirs at FBC. In addition to her love of music, Sherry enjoys reading, traveling, singing in the Huntsville Community Chorus, and spending time with family and friends.