Story + Resume

AmandaMaeImages-6694I am a Pastor, Worship Leader, Musician, and Creative. My wife Vanessa is a co-leader and partner in ministry, and our hearts beat for the church. We have two boys, Jack and Finn. The love of Jesus and his gospel has changed me. My ministry life is an overflow from that relationship.

 

EXPERIENCE

Worship Pastor, Eastmont Church; Bend, OR — 2015-Present

Worked with a Pastoral team to replant a church that had walked through years of transition. Developed ministry strategies for a new direction. Established a unified worship culture, and built a strong worship and tech team. Oversaw all aspects of the weekend worship gatherings, first impressions teams, and church communications.

Worship Leader, Harvest Bible Chapel; Chicago, IL — 2014-2015

Led worship at multiple campuses at Harvest Bible Chapel, and toured regularly with Vertical Church Band in churches, conferences, and festivals across the US.  Recorded Electric Guitar on VCB’s live 2015 release, Church Songs, which debuted at #1 on Billboard and iTunes Christian Charts and #21 Overall.

Worship Pastor, Eastmont Church; Bend, OR — 2012-2014

Oversaw all aspects of the worship ministry, including music, service planning, graphic design, tech, and volunteer training.  Facilitated both traditional and contemporary service styles, while working to develop a unifying philosophy of worship for a transitioning congregation.

Worship Arts Associate, Big Valley Grace Church; Modesto, CA — 2005-2012

Led in weekend worship services, young adult ministry, and a vibrant Celebrate Recovery ministry.  Oversaw the music production studio and actively mentored/trained new worship leaders. Produced several worship albums through BVG Worship.

EDUCATION

Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA — B.S. in Biblical Studies, 2005, Cum Laude

SKILLS

Multi-Instrumentalist, accomplished in guitar, drums, vocals, piano, bass guitar, and others. Songwriter, Arranger, Producer, and Creative Planner. Proficient in Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Photoshop, and Planning Center Online. Strong theological understanding, priority, and commitment to the pastoral aspects of ministry. High level of leadership, team building, and organizational skills. Experienced music instructor and educator.

REFERENCES

Contact information available upon request.

Tyler Miller, Assoc. Pastor, Story City Church; Burbank, CA

Dan Sumpter, Creative Director, Harvest Bible Chapel; Chicago, IL

Rick Countryman, Senior Pastor, Big Valley Grace Church; Modesto, CA

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