Brainerd UMC celebrates 50 years with pipe organ, 120 years as church

Brainerd UMC celebrates 50 years with pipe organ, 120 years as church

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 18, 2015) -- Jeff Scofield must drive 20 minutes each time he wants to practice on his favorite instrument — a pipe organ.

Located in the sanctuary of Brainerd United Methodist Church, the massive pipe organ has been Scofield's instrument of choice for the last 58 years. And, for the last 34 years, he has played the very same one as the organist at the church.

"It's mostly handmade and a beautiful instrument," he says, then compares the complexities of a pipe organ to those of a computer.

 

 

See complete story and video in Chattanooga Times Free Press.