Chaplain Rob MacReynolds (Rob Mac 88) draws from his faith in God as a music director and worship leader with a heart for ministry and community development. His primary musical instruments are piano, organ, keyboards, and voice. Rob is the Director of Music at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ working in support of Campus Ministry and Mission Integration. He contributes to collaborative forms of student outreach within ministry channels through the utilization of multimedia and film scoring techniques. Rob also earned a Master of Divinity via Liberty University's Military Chaplaincy Program and completed Basic Fire Chaplaincy training as a member of the Federation of Fire Chaplains. He is an Emergency Services Chaplain with a primary profession of music. He is also a member of the National Network of American Baptist Chaplains, Pastoral Counselors and Specialized Ministers. Rob holds a Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in composition and arranging studying both piano and voice at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. He is an alumni of Allentown High School in New Jersey. Rob continues to treasure the experiences in stage and song that he has shared in across a range of academic and church settings as well as with the United States Air Force where he served as a civilian contractor in the position of Contemporary and Traditional Director of Music Ministries and Worship Leader at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst working directly with the Chaplaincy Corps. He enjoys worshipping and performing across contemporary and traditional music genres as well as with a number of styles that span pop, rock, gospel, jazz, and country. Blended musical approaches characterize the sense of harmony that he aims to achieve in the context of various worship and celebratory settings that call for versatility. Rob does a significant amount of work for churches in Hamilton Township, Trenton, Princeton, Monmouth County, and throughout New Jersey. He also directs a vibrant Worship 4 Youth program as well as a dedicated Contemporary Vocal Ensemble.
As a gifted musician, Rob has welcomed a number of opportunities that have come his way throughout the course of time. He was privileged to accompany jazz-great George Benson at an awards banquet performing Green Dolphin Street on an impromptu basis. He also played solo piano providing music for Six Flags’ special guests Stevie Wonder and Mariah Carey as they were shown special courtesies via corporate hospitality. Rob accompanied an outstanding young choral group at Joe Piscapo’s wedding at the Sacred Heart Cathedral. Beyond the wedding music scene he shared in a performance at an AT&T corporate concert in support of an exceptionally talented boy’s chorus. Rob was called to play for a special Howard Roberts arrangement of Duke Ellington's classic I'm Just a Lucky So and So. He has supported several other showcase selections at An Evening with Shaquille O’Neal. The event was geared toward raising support for the purchase of medevac vehicles. Rob played for seasoned tenor Jeff Keller from Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera at an art exhibition and fundraiser in in the heart of Central New Jersey. He has played freelance jazz engagements inclusive of special events sponsored by the Centra-State Medical Center at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and K. Hovnanian. In addition, he has been asked to play at a number of unique places including a realtor's event that took place at the home of former New York Mets and Boston Redsox infielder John Valentin. As a music director, performer, composer, and arranger Rob has been involved in remembrances in hindsight of 9.11. This included performing original patriotic music in Trenton, NJ at Saint Mary's Cathedral. Memorial masses were blessed in their own right by the music of pipe and drum corps from the Port Authority. Rob served as a cathedral organist with directorial responsibilities specific to his job expectations for over seven years prior to accepting the position at Georgian Court University.