John Doty


John Doty joined the Redlands First United Methodist Church as organist in March 2020.  He is a 2008 graduate of Butler University (Indianapolis), where he earned a Bachelor’s of Music Education degree with Honors.  A native of Columbus, IN, John served the congregation of Sixth Street Christian Church (Middletown, IN) as Music Co-Minister and organist and Honey Creek United Methodist Church (Middletown, IN) as pianist, and taught music in public schools for ten years. 

A Southern California resident since Summer 2019, John serves as Assistant Manager at Bertrand’s Music and Lessons Coordinator for the Bertrand’s School of Music in San Bernardino and teaches piano and voice.  He is an active member of the National Association for Music Education and the American Choral Director’s Association. 

John enjoys sharing the love and comfort of Christ through music, spending time with friends and family, taking in God’s glory by hiking in the mountains, traveling, and visiting Disneyland as often as possible!  He lives in Highland with his two dog-children, Zeke and Zoey.