Brent Landis was born in Indianapolis and graduated from Howe High School and the University of Evansville. He studied piano and organ at Jordan College of Music at Butler University and later continued his organ studies with Rev. Robert Schilling at North United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. He first served as organist at Castleton UMC from 1963 – 1965. Over the last 54 years he has served as Castleton’s organist for a total of 38 years, returning most recently in 1986.