Stewart McIlrath has just been appointed Worship Director in St George’s London, starting 1 Jan 2013. Stewart grew up in Ballymena Baptist, and having graduated from the University of Ulster with a degree in Music, he spent a year doing a few different jobs during which time he produced his first album of his own compositions called ‘Stories of Life’ (The Other Side).
In September 2011 he was selected for a full time course with Worship Central in London, where he spent a year studying various aspects of worship, including the theological and practical aspects of music ministry. It was as part of this practical work that Stewart took up a placement with St George’s Church (Holborne, Central London) which had originally been a church plant from Holy Trinity Brompton.
At end of the Worship Central course in September 2012 St George’s offered Stewart a 1 year internship as worship assistant. He quickly settled into life there, and as well as working part-time in the church kept himself busy with two part time jobs, one as an administrator in a local community association and another in a retail outlet in Covent Garden.
In October 2012 the Worship Director at St George’s decided to move to another church and Stewart was encouraged to apply for the position. After a formal selection process he was offered the position, and will officially start as Worship Director on 1st January 2013.
If you’d like to find out more about Stewart you can follow him on Twitter @stewartmcilrath, or visit his channel on Youtube.