This organ results from an inspired collaboration between
Houghton Church and Houghton College, seizing an opportunity to meet their complimentary needs. We are extremely proud to
have been chosen to build in these exceptional circumstances. We organbuilders can hardly hope for a greater satisfaction
than to see our instrument serve both for the praise of God and for the instruction of young organists. Clearly
we had to design the organ to serve a wide and varied repertoire, cutting across many historical periods and national styles.
While the roots of this organ are ancient, it represents a synthesis that belongs, without apology, to the here and now.
Many people helped bring this project to fruition, but we are especially grateful to Pastor Wes Oden and to Dr. Judy
Congdon, professor of organ at Houghton College. We also salute and thank the many members of the Houghton congregation,
likewise the organ students, who worked with us on site to complete the instrument. Their dedication to the
organ's sacred purpose stands as a witness to the marriage of faith and art, for our time and for generations