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 of faith for our time and for generations to come.