JD Wilkinson

Worship Director

My Story

I was blessed to grow up in a Christian home here in Massachusetts - but my passion for Gospel ministry didn’t start until I was 15 years old. One Sunday morning in 2004, I sang in church for the first time with my dad’s worship team - it was Chris Tomlin’s “How Great Is Our God” - and I was blown away seeing God move in that room. My eyes were opened to His majesty and power. My Youth Pastor sensed the Lord’s call on my life and made it a point to take me under his wing, teaching me and uncovering opportunities for ministry. From there the Lord has taken me on an incredible journey!

After high school, I spent 4 years in Lynchburg, VA studying Worship & Songwriting at Liberty University. While at Liberty, I travelled with an incredible group of worship leaders and got to see God move in wondrous ways at churches, schools and camps all over the country. After college, the Lord led me to Nashville where I spent 7 years writing and recording music. I absolutely loved my time in Nashville - but after 11 years down South, I felt the Lord calling me home to New England to be an ambassador for the Gospel. I am thrilled to join the Grace Church team as we proclaim Good News to the Metro West area!

God has blessed me with an incredible wife, Ashley, and our son, Julian. I’m a diehard Boston sports fan and haven’t missed a Patriots game since the mid-90s. I love to travel and this past year, I checked off one of my bucket list items: visiting all 50 states. I love nature and hiking - so far I’ve checked off 30 of 63 national parks. Next up: the final 33 national parks and all 193 countries!

My Hope for Grace

I believe with all my heart that you and I were created to worship the Almighty God - both now and forevermore. I pray that Grace would be a church that is united in the joy of the Gospel and exalts Christ in both Spirit and in Truth. He alone is worthy of all our praise!