Charles McCartha


Charles McCartha (b. 1958) is Director of Music Ministries at the First United Methodist Church of Tallassee, Alabama where he has served since 1993. Charles has a passionate love for creating music God can use as a blessing to those who hear it. Throughout his music ministry, he has enjoyed composing and arranging a variety of styles of music.

Charles studied piano and organ with Dr. John W. Tamblyn and voice and vocal coaching techniques with Dr. Jeff Gilbreath, both of Auburn University. In addition, he has studied theory and composition with Dr. Jamie Henke of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, DCS. He is a member of The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts as well as The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and is a recipient of the ASCAP Plus award. His work has been published by Shawnee Press, Hope Publishing Co. and Abingdon Press. His anthem, “What Feast Will You Bring?” ( Shawnee Press) was performed at the 2011 General Assembly of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

Outside of music, Charles practices dentistry in his hometown of Tallassee where he and his wife, Ida, live with their two miniature Yorkies, Buddy and Pebbles. They have two grown daughters, Katherine and Lauren. His hobbies include kayaking and reading.