Worship changed my life.
Missions ruined me for the ordinary.
I am a worship leader, songwriter, author, producer and seminar instructor in Nashville, TN. I offer live workshops, consulting/coaching/mentoring and on-line courses for worship ministries. I also teach on the mission field, primarily eastern Europe.
I’ve produced several worship CD’s. I’ve published a devotional book Resurrection Power: 50 Days That Rocked The World and a little primer, Worship Actions and Attitudes: Understanding 10 Hebrew Words For Praise and Worship I also have a free discipleship course for worship ministry volunteers, Why We Worship.
Most recently I served as Music Minister at Franklin First Methodist Church (TN); before that I was Director of Worship & Music at the First Methodist Church in Hendersonville, TN. Prior to that, much of my spiritual formation and calling to worship developed at Belmont Church on Music Row where we were members for 27 years, the last four I served on full-time staff as Pastor of Worship & Arts. I’ve been involved in worship ministry for over 25 years, investing much of that time coaching and mentoring youth. I’ve taught on the mission field for about 20 consecutive years internationally, particularly in eastern Europe, Romania and Ukraine. I have a Masters Degree from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies, where I am currently working on my Doctorate.
My goal is to encourage wholehearted worship – in any context – through theological teaching, leadership training, and producing music and written resources to equip a lifestyle of worship.
Growing up and throughout most of my life, I never imagined I would be in full time ministry. It’s been the “second chapter” in my vocational life.
My back story is that I spent over 25 years working in the music industry as a producer, studio owner and audio engineer. My production company created music for brands like Walmart, Pizza Hut, Nike, and many more. Back in the day I produced hundreds of recording sessions with talent including Steven Curtis Chapman, DC Talk, The Fairfield Four, Tricia Yearwood, Ashley Cleveland, Bruce Carroll, Delbert McClinton, and Tom T. Hall. Our music earned top industry awards for leading advertising agencies all over America.
Thank you for visiting my web site. There are tons of free resources here – music, articles and devotionals. You can reach me through email social or media, that contact information is below. The Lord bless you!