St. Columba's Episcopal Church Big Bear, Ca.
42324 North Shore Dr.
Big Bear City, Ca. 92314
909 866-7239

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St. Columba's Episcopal Church Big Bear
We are committed to worshiping God in the Anglican tradition, nurturing the spiritual health and fellowship or our membership and reaching out to the members of the wider community with the message.

St. Columba's Organist-John Tveit

John Tveit passed away November 1, 2018.

Our church is blessed to have the recordings of his music for the last 5 years.  John's feeling was that the choir is the heart of the congregation, so we will be continuing to sing with his gorgeous music each Sunday. 

Read below about John our beloved organist.

Have you ever wondered where our beautiful music comes from?

John Tveit is our choral director and organist. He originally completed his BA in Music at St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN and MA at University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana.  From there, he has served at St. Brigid’s in San Francisco, St. Bede’s in Menlo Park, the Cathedral Center of our Los Angeles Diocese, and at St. Cross in Hermosa Beach where he has been choral director and organist since 1998.


We were extremely blessed to have John come up to Big Bear each Tuesday to rehearse with our choir at 5:30pm. He then recorded all the hymns, service music, prelude, and postlude each Wednesday,that we enjoy on Sunday mornings.


John taught our choir not only the music, but also how to sing our traditional Anglican hymns with authentic English pronunciation.


Thank you John for your leadership and dedication. Our gratitude is eternal.