Get to Know Peter Abood
For His purposes, God blessed Peter with a deep love for music that was evident even as a small child.
This love for music, combined with a scientific curiosity that was fostered by his dad, made him determined to study and understand music. This was the motivation that drove him to learn to use the piano as a tool for expression.
By age 15, he played in a band with high school friends and developed his ability to arrange and compose. In 1972, he attended Jacksonville University and received his Bachelor of Music in Composition and Theory.
This was followed by a time of further study at Boston’s Berklee School of Music and later the University of South Florida. During the years after graduation, Peter began working as a free-lance musician.
It was at this time that God began to place a call upon him, and in 1979, he dedicated his life to Jesus. Destined to serve Him with the musical gifts with which God had blessed him, Peter soon found himself in the role of Worship Director at Tampa Bay Community Church.
By 1986, God blessed him with his beautiful wife, Debi. They have three children: Meaghan, Bryce and Max and and 2 grandchildren, Jacob and Aliza.
Prior to Central, Peter served the Lord in four other Worship Ministries and in 1993, he was called to move to Wichita and serve at Central Christian Church. In 1996, He had received his Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from Friends University.
Peter loves all of the people on the Worship Arts team and considers it an honor to serve the Lord with them in this awesome ministry!