Organist & Director of Music Ministries
Jordan Smith is Organist & Director of Music at St. Stephen Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, Texas. At St. Stephen, Jordan plans and coordinates music for three weekly services, directs the Sanctuary Choir, handbell ensemble, and the RSCM-based Chorister program. He also serves as artistic director of the Concerts at St. Stephen series. Prior to his appointment at St. Stephen, Jordan served as Director of Music & Organist at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Allen, Texas for seven years.
As a solo recitalist and collaborator, Jordan has performed in venues such as the Meyerson Symphony Center (Dallas) with the acclaimed Dallas Winds, St. Patrick’s Cathedral (New York), and various cathedrals in the United Kingdom, including Gloucester, Chichester, St. Albans, and Bristol. In 2019, Jordan performed at the Organ Historical Society National Convention.
Jordan has served in many capacities within the greater Dallas musical community. He was Sub-Dean of the Dallas Chapter of the American Guild of Organists for two years. As a board member of the Greater Dallas Handbell Association, Jordan was a workshop clinician and coordinator. He was also active in the Dallas Symphony Chorus for five years.
Jordan holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, and a Master of Sacred Music degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He has studied organ with Melody Steed, Stefan Engels, Christopher Anderson, Scott Dettra, George Baker, and Christophe Mantoux.
In his spare time, Jordan enjoys teaching piano and organ, checking out new restaurants, traveling, and long walks with his dog, Toby.