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Wednesday, May 17
 

8:00am

Doors Open/ Check-In for your Registration Materials
Wednesday May 17, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Centreville Baptist Church 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

9:00am

Morning Worship & Keynote Speakers (doors open 8:00am)
  • Rick Muchow and NWLC Worship Band (Stefanie Kelly, Pedro Viana, Greg Grainger, Gary Grainger)
  • Dr. C. Dennis Williams
  • Dr. Lester Ruth

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Gary Grainger

BASS PLAYER /PARTNER, GRAINGER
These days you're most apt to find Gary working on his soon to be released third album “Grainger Phase III" with his brother Greg. "Grainger Phase I and Phase II" were very well received by the public winning 3 Wamma awards, 1997,1998 and 2000... Read More →
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Greg Grainger

Greg Grainger is surprisingly fresh in his artistry and musical perspective.  Upon hearing him, it is easy to see why Whitney Houston signed him for her 1988 world tour, why Britain’s Rhythm Magazine called his work “solid and tasteful” dubbing him a “rhythm master” and why he is the drummer for... Read More →
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Stefanie Kelly

NWLC Conference Band
Stefanie Kelly started singing in church when she was just two years old, and although she ran off the stage crying that first Sunday, she picked up her boots (or rather tears) and has been at it ever since. As a musician, Stefanie's style is an eclectic mix of Pop, Jazz and R&B. Classically trained in voice and piano with a rich history of jazz studies, her original music chronicles the life story of a believer who still struggles, but ultimately finds hope in the Lord. Stefanie's lyrics journal her joys, heartaches, simple pleasures, real doubts, but real faith in Christ alone. A graduate, Valedictorian, of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Stefanie has continued her life-long career of composing, recording, teaching, touring, and musical direction. Most recently she has served as Worship Arts Pastor at the Rock Church with Pastor Miles McPherson, and also at College Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor Carlton Harris, both in San Diego. She is a contributing writer and clinician for Worship Leader Magazine as well as an Instructor with Worship Team Training, LLC. Stefanie also oversees her non-profit organization, Smiling Heart Ministries, a 501-C3, which donates music of hope to the hurting (smilingheartministries.org). Stefanie has released 4 original vocal recordings and 2 solo piano instrumental recordings, available on ITunes. In 2015, Stefanie began work on her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a life-long passion, which she hopes to someday use in conjunction with her music experiences and love for people. Some of... Read More →
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Rick Muchow

Conference Pastor, Formerly of Saddleback/ Worship Leader/ Coach
Rick Muchow's passion is encouraging and equipping Pastors, Worship Leaders and their teams. He was the founding Worship Pastor for Saddleback Church and served with Pastor Rick Warren for 25 years. Rick has coached more than 150,000 pastors and church leaders from 60 denominations from over 100 countries. Rick just released his 14th worship album called "Songs in the Key of the Congregation." His book “The Worship Answer Book” is available digitally. Contact Rick at... Read More →
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Dr. Lester Ruth

Worship History Professor, Duke Divinity School & The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies
Dr. Lester Ruth is the Research Professor of Christian Worship at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. He is trained as a worship historian, bringing to that task the concerns of a pastor, a role he has served in several churches in Texas.
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Pedro Viana

Worship Leader / Musician
Pedro Viana is a young worship leader who is passionate about leading people into God's presence using his ability to play the guitar and sing. | He went to Hope International University where he attended their Worship Program lead by christian music producer, Tom Brooks, and was... Read More →
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Dr. C. Dennis Williams

Senior Pastor, Smith Chapel A.M.E. Church
C. Dennis Williams is the Senior Pastor of Smith Chapel A.M.E. Church in Dallas, Texas. He has been a Pastor for 32 years and preaching 41 years. He holds a B.S. Degree from Paul Quinn College Dallas, Texas, a M.A. from Bethany Theological Seminary Dothan, Alabama, and Doctor of... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 9:00am - 11:45am
Sanctuary 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

11:45am

Lunch
Wednesday May 17, 2017 11:45am - 1:00pm
Centreville Baptist Church 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

1:00pm

Electric Guitar I: Nuts & Bolts
The Nuts & Bolts required to play contemporary Christian Electric guitar. 7 note Major and Minor scales, Major & Minor Pentatonic Scales, Triads and other common chord forms. Tasty fills. All the tools to create a solid foundation for todays electric guitar player.

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Erick Hailstone

Yamaha Corporation of America
Yamaha Clinician for 12 years. Studied Guitar, Arranging & Composition at Berklee College of Music. Worship Leader/Music Director at Mountain Park Church in Lake Oswego, Or. Touring musician for a really long time.

Sponsors
avatar for Yamaha Worship Resources

Yamaha Worship Resources

Booth #18
Celebrating its 125th birthday, Yamaha Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instruments and a world leader in cutting edge audio technology for live and recorded sound. Founded in 1887, the company has provided over a century of commitment to its customers a... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Room B6 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

1:00pm

Vocal Intro (Technique and Style)
Whether you've been formally trained or not, every singer can grow and develop! Whether you are a worship leader, choir singer, worship team member or soloist, this session will give you the foundational building blocks to reach your full vocal potential! We will also focus on the stylistic keys to unlocking an authentic sound for any style of music, and gaining a common language that will help you mold a compelling sound for any group, large or small.

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Vonda Dyer

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Vonda is a singer, worship leader, teacher and writer.  She has taught private voice since 1989, and her students have included Word recording artists BarlowGirl.  Vonda has taught vocal seminars in churches and at conferences all over the world, including many years at the Willow Creek Arts... Read More →
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Scott Dyer

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Scott is the Pastor of Worship and Arts at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship, in the northern suburbs of Dallas, TX, where he has served since February of 2004.  Prior to coming to Bent Tree, Scott spent 14 years on the staff of Willow Creek Community Church and the Willow Creek... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Choir Rehearsal Room 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

1:00pm

Volunteers
  • Using the Team You Have (Small Church)
    - Nikki Lerner
  • Who Mentors you? Who are you mentoring?
    - Stan Endicott
    Who mentors you?  Who are you mentoring?   Does mentoring have to do with age?  Is mentoring a weekly, scheduled process?   How long does mentoring last?  Should I try to find a mentor?   Maybe you have been mentoring someone without even realizing it.  It’s important to get clarity on what mentoring is and what it isn’t.  This class experience will help you understand mentoring.
  • Moving Your Team from Musicians to Ministers
    - Dwayne Moore

Worship Leaders & Teachers
avatar for Stan Endicott

Stan Endicott

Slingshot Group
Nationally recognized, deeply respected and beloved Worship Pastor | Mentor and Coach to hundreds of young leaders. A music producer and church consultant for many years. | | Founder of Slingshot Group:  Slingshot serves churches in staffing and coaching. Earlier this year Slingshot launched the Nonprofit Division in Nashville, Tennessee. Slingshot has 50 staff members and has served over 500 churches... Read More →
avatar for Nikki Lerner

Nikki Lerner

Nikki Lerner is a cultural coach and translator and a gifted musician whose primary instrument is voice.  Bridging divides between people of different cultures through music and conversation is Nikki’s passion.  Nikki has produced three recording projects, Nikki Lerner, Longings, ... Read More →
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Dwayne Moore

Founder and President, Next Level Worship International, Inc
Dwayne Moore is the founder and president of Next Level Worship International, Inc. (www.NextLevelWorship.com), a ministry committed to providing quality worship discipleship resources to believers and churches. These resources are written and developed by Dwayne and his team. He... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Room B3 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

1:00pm

The Art of Public Prayer
  • Biblical Variety: "Lessons from Gethsemane"
    - Dr. C. Dennis Williams
    As diverse as the Bible is, it is replete with a variety of a praying matrix, and motif's  each one is different, but profound, there are prayers through song,  audible prayers, inaudible prayers, short prayers, and long prayers, however; each one of these prayers has a central  structure, and methodology, they all incorporate  Adoration, Confession, Communion, Thanksgiving, and  Supplication, all of these components are identified in Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane.  
  • Teaching Public Prayer to a Congregation
    - Brannon Hancock
    Scripture encourages us to "pray without ceasing." Such lives of constant prayer flow out of corporate worship, which might be understood as one continuous prayer  - dialogue with the Father, led by the Son, in the power of the Holy Spirit. Our task as worship leaders, therefore, is to teach this understanding of worship to our congregations, and to facilitate the act of public prayer. We will explore this topic together and share theological reflections, contextual considerations and practical advice.

Moderators
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Dr. Chuck Fromm

CEO, Publisher, Worship Leader
Dr. Chuck Fromm is the publisher and founder of Worship Leader magazine, Song DISCovery, and the National Worship Leader Conferences (NWLC). As President and pastor of Maranatha! Music for 22 years, he developed the series: Praise, Kids Praise, Psalms Alive!, and The Words of Worship, among many other projects. His leadership there was rewarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award from GMA in... Read More →

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Dr. Brannon Hancock

Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Worship, Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University
Brannon is a pastor, scholar, worship leader and multi-instrumentalist serving as Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Worship at Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University, and worship pastor at First Church of the Nazarene in Marion, Indiana. He is an ordained mini... Read More →
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Dr. C. Dennis Williams

Senior Pastor, Smith Chapel A.M.E. Church
C. Dennis Williams is the Senior Pastor of Smith Chapel A.M.E. Church in Dallas, Texas. He has been a Pastor for 32 years and preaching 41 years. He holds a B.S. Degree from Paul Quinn College Dallas, Texas, a M.A. from Bethany Theological Seminary Dothan, Alabama, and Doctor of... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Room B4 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

1:00pm

Songwriting with Brothers McClurg and Anthony Skinner & Song Discovery Listening Panel
Moderators
avatar for Alex MacDougall

Alex MacDougall

Worship Leader Media
Alex MacDougall is an American record producer, drummer/percussionist, educator, and music business executive. He is a past member of several Christian music groups including The Way, the Richie Furay Band, Daniel Amos, the Randy Stonehill Band, and the Larry Norman Band. Alex to... Read More →

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Brothers McClurg and Anthony Skinner

Brothers McClurg’s legacy of music and ministry spans three generations and has a rich heritage of serving the local church. What started out as two bands fronted by brothers Anthony and Chris Hoisington, has turned into a group of Christian brothers who share a desire to see lives changed through worship. The band name pays homage to Anthony and... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Room B5 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

1:00pm

Live Sound 1

Understanding the sound system. Let’s go through the system to understand what tools are available to help you sound better.

 


Worship Leaders & Teachers
Sponsors
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Yamaha Worship Resources

Booth #18
Celebrating its 125th birthday, Yamaha Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instruments and a world leader in cutting edge audio technology for live and recorded sound. Founded in 1887, the company has provided over a century of commitment to its customers a... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Room B2 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

1:00pm

The Legend of Joe: A Church Media Tech Superhero

Joe is a rock star volunteer who is helping his church website reach and engage more people than ever before, but it’s not because of what Joe knows. It’s about who Joe knows. Whether it’s updating the church website, pushing notifications to everyone with the church mobile app, gathering and presenting the worship service graphics, or implementing online giving, no job is too tough for Joe! Come hear Joe's story, see the tools that he works with, and be the superhero that your church needs… and deserves!


Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Zach Merritt

Sharefaith
Zach has been with Sharefaith for 6 years, with experience in Customer Service and Product Training. In the time that Zach has worked at Sharefaith, he has helped thousands of churches build and maintain their church websites and other communication platforms through one-on-one t... Read More →

Sponsors
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Sharefaith

Booth #3
Sharefaith is a creative solutions company run by passionate individuals with a common goal to empower the Church and to inspire others. Having served nearly 100,000 churches globally over the last decade, Sharefaith has become the go-to source for churches of all sizes who want all their media solutions in one place at a budget they can afford. Sharefaith is known as the largest church media company online, providing professional church websites and hosting, apps, sermon graphics, video, print, worship projection, and a Sunday school curriculum. Follow on... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Room B1 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

1:00pm

Worship Production (Lighting & New Technologies in Worship)
  • Lighting
    - Doug Gould (Worship MD)
    In my part I will hearken back to days of Show & Tell”! Anybody remember that? I reveal new and exciting technologies for audio with game-changing mixing consoles, microphones, in-ear monitors, streaming and more. 
  • New Technologies in Worship
    - Joshua Kell (Horizon AVL)
    This class will cover the latest technologies for worship. We will learn about LED walls, IMAG, broadcast systems and LED lighting, including Digital audio networks, digital consoles, digital wireless and steerable line arrays. With so many technological choices and changes, our worship services can be overshadowed by technology. We will discuss these changes and explore the advancements of these technologies while discovering how to utilize such in order to support and enhance our worship services.

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Doug Gould

WorshipMD
to train and equip worship and technical teams in the selection and operation of audio and music technology as it applies to our worship services. Over the last eight years I have been a presenter at hundreds of worship conferences all over North America and beyond, including I... Read More →
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Joshua Kell

CEO, Workshop Speaker (Horizon AVL)
As the CEO of Horizon Audio Video, Joshua Kell, designs church sound systems, video broadcast studios, and projection video displays. At Horizon Technical Institute (www.horizon-av.com), Joshua developed courses in Sound Basics and Sound Essentials and serves as the instructor for the Advanced Sound and Video Certification Course. Joshua is a Digital Media Certified Engineer (DMCE) and a Crestron Authorized Independent Programmer also holding an InfoComm International Certification (CTS, CTS-I and CTS-D). Some of... Read More →

Sponsors
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Horizon AVL

Booth #2
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Worship MD

Booth #12
If music and worship are a part of your life, WorshipMD is here for you. WorshipMD will be your one-stop resource for information and education on making the music in your worship experience sound better. WorshipMD founder, Doug Gould, is recognized as one of the foremost authorities on worship sound and music technology and has spent a lifetime reaching out to worship leaders, musicians and techs across the United States and abroad. Doug continues to travel extensively to help worship teams improve their skills and relationships through seminars, workshops and conferences... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Student Central (Chapel) 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

2:45pm

Coffee Break
Wednesday May 17, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Centreville Baptist Church 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

3:15pm

Acoustic Guitar I
Study of the “CAGED” system for modern chord voicing. Learning to play in 5 basic keys, Learning to transpose, The use of the CAPO, arranging with common tone open strings, wit pedal tone bass notes

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Erick Hailstone

Yamaha Corporation of America
Yamaha Clinician for 12 years. Studied Guitar, Arranging & Composition at Berklee College of Music. Worship Leader/Music Director at Mountain Park Church in Lake Oswego, Or. Touring musician for a really long time.

Sponsors
avatar for Yamaha Worship Resources

Yamaha Worship Resources

Booth #18
Celebrating its 125th birthday, Yamaha Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instruments and a world leader in cutting edge audio technology for live and recorded sound. Founded in 1887, the company has provided over a century of commitment to its customers a... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Room B6 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

3:15pm

Choir Rehearsal - Open to Conference Attendees to Participate
Choirs in America are on the rise.  This is true in high schools, colleges, community choirs etc.  However, it’s not true in churches.   Learn why this is happening and learn how to turn this choir thing into great ministry opportunities for your church.

Worship Leaders & Teachers
avatar for Stan Endicott

Stan Endicott

Slingshot Group
Nationally recognized, deeply respected and beloved Worship Pastor | Mentor and Coach to hundreds of young leaders. A music producer and church consultant for many years. | | Founder of Slingshot Group:  Slingshot serves churches in staffing and coaching. Earlier this year Slingshot launched the Nonprofit Division in Nashville, Tennessee. Slingshot has 50 staff members and has served over 500 churches... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Student Central (Chapel) 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

3:15pm

Modern Keyboards In Worship - Part 1
In this class, we will examine basic music theory and its relationship to modern worship music and will demonstrate examples of chord scales and modern keyboard voicing. Other topics we will discuss include 1) the symbiotic relationships between keyboards & guitars and how that informs note choices and your positional range; and 2) the 'Nashville Number System’ and how thinking in numbers can revolutionize your playing and arranging skills!

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Chris Springer

Yamaha Corporation of America
For over 25 years, Chris has been at the top of his field in the Music Industry, most recently serving as Sr. Director of A&R/Artist Development for Integrity Music, Inc. With more than 15 RIAA certified Gold & Platinum records, 4 Grammy winning projects, and multiple Dove Award... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Yamaha Worship Resources

Yamaha Worship Resources

Booth #18
Celebrating its 125th birthday, Yamaha Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instruments and a world leader in cutting edge audio technology for live and recorded sound. Founded in 1887, the company has provided over a century of commitment to its customers a... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Choir Rehearsal Room 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

3:15pm

Rehearsals/Teams
Team Vs. Group:  How do you get a diverse group of volunteers who don’t speak the same musical language or have the same preferences to become a team? It takes the planning, strategy, skills and confidence that you will learn in this fun and practical session. Steven + Shawn will share from their decades of church service and extensive travels to churches of all shapes and sizes what they have learned about how to run an effective rehearsal, how to bring unity by dealing with conflict/attitudes, how to be the leader you were created for, and much more.

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Nikki Lerner

Nikki Lerner is a cultural coach and translator and a gifted musician whose primary instrument is voice.  Bridging divides between people of different cultures through music and conversation is Nikki’s passion.  Nikki has produced three recording projects, Nikki Lerner, Longings, ... Read More →
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Steve and Shawn Reed

Workshop Speakers, Steve + Shawn
Worship leaders/writers/minister/authors/trainers/parents/comedians/future DIY show host wannabe's that are passionate about equipping the local church to consistently experience the presence of the Lord. Selected as one of Worship Leader Magazine's "Best of" for training Steve... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Room B3 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

3:15pm

Sponsor Driven Class: The Importance of Christian Friendships
This workshop will focus on what the Bible says about Christian friendships, and how these friendships can get us through good times and bad. Using biblical principles, the workshop will examine how topics such as patience, judging others, humility, hope, and forgiveness can be discussed in Bible study groups. Your feedback will be incorporated into the study.

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Beth Gable Hicks

Booth #5, Beth Gable Hicks
Beth Gable Hicks, author of “The Importance of Christian Friendships” and “Finding Freedom in God’s Promises,” is a member of The Falls Church Anglican in Falls Church, Virginia and serves on the Altar Guild and Pastoral Care teams. A native Kentuckian, she was a political appoi... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Room B2 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

3:15pm

Bible and Music
  • Are You Attending God's Institute for Music in Worship?
    - Dr. Vernon Whaley
    God's plan for a dynamic relationship with Him is perpetuated & developed in our ministries as we teach our praise teams and musicians how to worship.  The Bible already outlines this plan of action through the Mosaic, Davidic, and Pauline Schools of Worship.  Listen as Dr. Vernon Whaley, Dean of the Liberty University School of Music explains shows how the origin, organization, operation, and opportunities of these three schools of worship serve as a Biblical model for discipling our own praise teams and musicians. 
  • Story-Telling Music: The Gospel Sung
    - Dr. Jim Hart
    What is the gospel? Why is it important to worship? What is the foundational purpose of music in worship? Worship music, in fact the entirety of Christian worship and liturgy, should be rooted in scripture, specifically the Gospel, serving a formational value that far exceeds the issues of stylistic taste that may thin out the subversive good news of Jesus the Christ. Led by Jim Hart, President of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies, we will explore the role of music in serving the scriptural content of Christian worship.
  • Shaping our Speech and Song in Worship by the New Testament
    - Dr. Lester Ruth
    When contemporary Christians speak and sing in worship why don’t they sound more like the Bible? Specifically, when modern Christians speak and sing in worship why don’t they sound more like the Christians of the New Testament? If an apostle of the 1st century showed up at your church next Sunday, would they want to say “amen” to the content of your service? Lester Ruth, a worship historian at Duke Divinity School, will discuss some ways in which a close reading of the New Testament can enrich how we speak and sing in the worship of God.


Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Dr. Jim Hart

President, The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies
James R. Hart serves as the President of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies (IWS). During his tenure at IWS he has held positions as Dean of Students, Dean of Administration and Provost. In June of 2007 he was inaugurated as the second president of IWS.  Dr. Hart has been involved in worship leadership and music ministry for over 35 years, and has taught in the areas of worship, theology and music in various colleges and seminaries, including Asbury Theological Seminary, Christ for the Nations Institute, and Oral Roberts University. He holds a Bachelor of Music from Oral Roberts University in Sacred Music, a Masters of Music from the University of Tulsa, and the Doctor of Worship Studies from the Institute for Worship... Read More →
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Dr. Lester Ruth

Worship History Professor, Duke Divinity School & The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies
Dr. Lester Ruth is the Research Professor of Christian Worship at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. He is trained as a worship historian, bringing to that task the concerns of a pastor, a role he has served in several churches in Texas.
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Dr. Vernon Whaley

Dean, Liberty University School of Music
Dr. Vernon M. Whaley is Professor of Music and Worship and Founding Dean of Liberty University’s School of Music. Having distinguished himself as a teacher of worship studies for better than thirty-five years, under his leadership, the School of Music is the 7th largest music pro... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Room B4 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

3:15pm

Music Production
  • Producing the Prayers of Your Church
    - Brothers McClurg and Anthony Skinner
  • Crowdfunding Your Dream
    - Rich Kirkpatrick and Emilie Joelle

    What is a micro-patron? Learn how to build your tribe and from scratch and launch your music or book project to the world. Rich Kirkpatrick and Emilie Joelle of A Beautiful Liturgy have been a part of six successful self-funding endeavors. This talk will cover how to use the crowdfunding tools such as Kickstarter, social media, and tips with printing CDs, vinyl LPs, and even paperback books. If you are doing a church worship project, learn how to deal with intellectual property issues as well as funding ethics in this class. When you have an idea, it doesn't count until it ships!

Moderators
avatar for Alex MacDougall

Alex MacDougall

Worship Leader Media
Alex MacDougall is an American record producer, drummer/percussionist, educator, and music business executive. He is a past member of several Christian music groups including The Way, the Richie Furay Band, Daniel Amos, the Randy Stonehill Band, and the Larry Norman Band. Alex to... Read More →

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Emilie Joelle

Emilie Joelle is a singer-songwriter and graphic artist. She is co-founder and co-writer at A Beautiful Liturgy Music (ASCAP) with her father. They also formed the new worship band A Beautiful Liturgy in 2016 where she is lead vocalist. Her solo artist and writing credits include music releases in general market genres, though she has led worship since age 11. From crowdfunding, to graphic arts for creative clients, and social media Emilie has gained significant professional experience. A Beautiful Liturgy... Read More →
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Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer - Worship Leader, RKblog.com - A Beautiful Liturgy
Writer, Speaker, and Musician Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition in Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016... Read More →
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Brothers McClurg and Anthony Skinner

Brothers McClurg’s legacy of music and ministry spans three generations and has a rich heritage of serving the local church. What started out as two bands fronted by brothers Anthony and Chris Hoisington, has turned into a group of Christian brothers who share a desire to see lives changed through worship. The band name pays homage to Anthony and... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Room B5 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

3:15pm

Microphone Techniques for Acoustic Pianos in a Live Setting

Many times the worship team will opt for a digital piano over an acoustic for many reasons:

  • It’s not in tune.
  • The church doesn’t own the right kind or quantity of microphones.
  • I can’t isolate the piano from the drums, guitars and floor monitors.

I know, as a piano player , if a Steinway grand or good sounding upright were available, I might prefer it to the digital and the “fake” piano sound I always end up with and an action that feels nothing like a piano.

We’re going to demonstrate techniques that work in a live setting that will shed some light on how to make this work for you., if you dare!


Worship Leaders & Teachers
avatar for Doug Gould

Doug Gould

WorshipMD
to train and equip worship and technical teams in the selection and operation of audio and music technology as it applies to our worship services. Over the last eight years I have been a presenter at hundreds of worship conferences all over North America and beyond, including I... Read More →
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Peter Wagner

Manager of Worship Markets, Steinway & Sons


Wednesday May 17, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Exhibitor Hall (Steinway Booth) 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

3:15pm

Visual Production
  • Creating Visual Media for Worship 
    - Jason Rumbough
    Often, we fail to realize the impact that media has on our worship services until it’s too late. Bad lighting, poor video quality, and awkward visual transitions can cause a well-planned service to come apart at the seams. In this highly practical track, we will discuss ways you and your church can overcome the visual obstacles through the use of creative visual media. Whether you are a volunteer tech director, a pastor, or a worship leader, you will not want to miss this track!
  • The Art of Mixing Production Video
    - Bobby Taylor
    In this class, we will look at the basics of producing a quality video production.  Whether you are streaming video to the internet or sending a video feed to your local cable TV system, you should understand the basics of quality production.  We will look heavily at what it takes to play the role of a Video Director.  We will decipher the lingo and terminology of this area of ministry.  From a camera operator’s standpoint, it will be important for us to review such things as cutting, dissolving, panning, push, pulls and much more.  If you are new to a multi camera production or you desire to make your existing production better, this class is for you!

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Jason Rumbough

Contemporary Music Professor and Connections Pastor, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary/Apex Baptist Church
Jason Rumbough serves as the Connections Pastor at Apex Baptist Church and instructor of contemporary music and technology at Southeastern. Jason excels at building tech teams and inspiring them with a theological vision for ministry. He also does freelance video work for B&H pub... Read More →
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Bobby Taylor

Vice President, All Pro Sound
Bobby Taylor has over 22 years of experience as a leader in the audio, video, and lighting industry. He specializes in finding innovative solutions for houses of worship, sporting venues, performing arts centers and government facilities nationwide. His success in the industry is... Read More →

Sponsors
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Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Booth #6
Our mission at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is to equip students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission in whatever ministry they choose. Students in our music and worship ministry degree programs receive theologically robust educations that are missionally focused and ministry centered. At Southeastern every classroom is a Great Commission classroom where our students apply the mission of God to everything they do. Wherever... Read More →
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All Pro Sound

For over 35 years, All Pro Sound has helped thousands of churches stay on budget while creating integrated systems that enhance visual and auditory communication.As a design-build firm, All Pro Sound will stay involved with your project from conception to completion. Service after the sale is what sets this company apart from other AV integrators. Their relationship-based approach to customer service is built on attention to detail and accessibility before, during,and after the installation. Whether... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Room B1 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

5:00pm

Dinner (on your own)
Wednesday May 17, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Centreville Baptist Church 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

7:00pm

Night of Worship (doors open 6:30)
  • Rick Muchow and NWLC Worship Band (Stefanie Kelly, Pedro Viana, Greg Grainger, Gary Grainger)
  • Song Discovery: Steve & Shawn Reed, A Beautiful Liturgy, Hector Gabriel, Rick Lee James
  • "Enter the Labyrinth" A prayer and scripture concert - Paul Baloche and David Baloche

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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David Baloche

david baloche is a 21st century psalmist. he lives in new york city. the site-specific work aspires to bring the audience on a journey, to inspire new listening: ears that sift the dirt and discover the gold, the music in the everyday. every stairwell, every alleyway, every parking garage, every cathedral and abandoned... Read More →
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Paul Baloche

Paul Baloche has written hundreds of worship songs. "Open the Eyes of My Heart," "Above All," "Hosanna", "Your Name," and many others have become church favorites throughout the world. As a songwriter and teacher, Paul travels the world teaching and leading others in worship. Aft... Read More →
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Gary Grainger

BASS PLAYER /PARTNER, GRAINGER
These days you're most apt to find Gary working on his soon to be released third album “Grainger Phase III" with his brother Greg. "Grainger Phase I and Phase II" were very well received by the public winning 3 Wamma awards, 1997,1998 and 2000... Read More →
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Greg Grainger

Greg Grainger is surprisingly fresh in his artistry and musical perspective.  Upon hearing him, it is easy to see why Whitney Houston signed him for her 1988 world tour, why Britain’s Rhythm Magazine called his work “solid and tasteful” dubbing him a “rhythm master” and why he is the drummer for... Read More →
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Rick Lee James

Owner, Songwriter, Author, Podcast Host (Voices In My Head), Worship Leader, Voices In My Head Productions LLC
Biography | Rick Lee James is a worship leader, a singer and songwriter, preacher, author, and Podcast host with over 15 years of experience in ministry. As host of the Voices In My Head Podcast Rick has worked with Jason Gray, Andrew Peterson, Sara Groves, Paul Baloche, All So... Read More →
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Stefanie Kelly

NWLC Conference Band
Stefanie Kelly started singing in church when she was just two years old, and although she ran off the stage crying that first Sunday, she picked up her boots (or rather tears) and has been at it ever since. As a musician, Stefanie's style is an eclectic mix of Pop, Jazz and R&B. Classically trained in voice and piano with a rich history of jazz studies, her original music chronicles the life story of a believer who still struggles, but ultimately finds hope in the Lord. Stefanie's lyrics journal her joys, heartaches, simple pleasures, real doubts, but real faith in Christ alone. A graduate, Valedictorian, of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Stefanie has continued her life-long career of composing, recording, teaching, touring, and musical direction. Most recently she has served as Worship Arts Pastor at the Rock Church with Pastor Miles McPherson, and also at College Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor Carlton Harris, both in San Diego. She is a contributing writer and clinician for Worship Leader Magazine as well as an Instructor with Worship Team Training, LLC. Stefanie also oversees her non-profit organization, Smiling Heart Ministries, a 501-C3, which donates music of hope to the hurting (smilingheartministries.org). Stefanie has released 4 original vocal recordings and 2 solo piano instrumental recordings, available on ITunes. In 2015, Stefanie began work on her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a life-long passion, which she hopes to someday use in conjunction with her music experiences and love for people. Some of... Read More →
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A Beautiful Liturgy

Emilie Joelle and Rich Kirkpatrick are a daughter-father worship team based out of Southern California. If you know liturgy, you will recognize it right away in their songs. If you do not, they will introduce you to something lyrically anchoring yet sung in a truly modern musical voice. Uniquely, their songs build a bridge both to generations and to liturgy. Liturgy means the work of the people. Emilie and Rich desire to make the work of the people in worship something beautiful through the songs they write and the way they lead in music ministry. Rare in modern worship is this inspiration from the... Read More →
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Rick Muchow

Conference Pastor, Formerly of Saddleback/ Worship Leader/ Coach
Rick Muchow's passion is encouraging and equipping Pastors, Worship Leaders and their teams. He was the founding Worship Pastor for Saddleback Church and served with Pastor Rick Warren for 25 years. Rick has coached more than 150,000 pastors and church leaders from 60 denominations from over 100 countries. Rick just released his 14th worship album called "Songs in the Key of the Congregation." His book “The Worship Answer Book” is available digitally. Contact Rick at... Read More →
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Steve and Shawn Reed

Workshop Speakers, Steve + Shawn
Worship leaders/writers/minister/authors/trainers/parents/comedians/future DIY show host wannabe's that are passionate about equipping the local church to consistently experience the presence of the Lord. Selected as one of Worship Leader Magazine's "Best of" for training Steve... Read More →
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Pedro Viana

Worship Leader / Musician
Pedro Viana is a young worship leader who is passionate about leading people into God's presence using his ability to play the guitar and sing. | He went to Hope International University where he attended their Worship Program lead by christian music producer, Tom Brooks, and was... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sanctuary 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120
 
Thursday, May 18
 

8:30am

Doors Open
Thursday May 18, 2017 8:30am - 9:00pm
Centreville Baptist Church 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

9:00am

Morning Worship, Keynote Speakers, & Communion (doors open 8:00am)
  • Rick Muchow and NWLC Worship Band (Stefanie Kelly, Pedro Viana, Greg Grainger, Gary Grainger)
  • Dr. Cheryl Wilson-Bridges
  • Dr. Vernon Whaley
  • Stan Endicott and the Conference Choir

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Stan Endicott

Slingshot Group
Nationally recognized, deeply respected and beloved Worship Pastor | Mentor and Coach to hundreds of young leaders. A music producer and church consultant for many years. | | Founder of Slingshot Group:  Slingshot serves churches in staffing and coaching. Earlier this year Slingshot launched the Nonprofit Division in Nashville, Tennessee. Slingshot has 50 staff members and has served over 500 churches... Read More →
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Gary Grainger

BASS PLAYER /PARTNER, GRAINGER
These days you're most apt to find Gary working on his soon to be released third album “Grainger Phase III" with his brother Greg. "Grainger Phase I and Phase II" were very well received by the public winning 3 Wamma awards, 1997,1998 and 2000... Read More →
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Greg Grainger

Greg Grainger is surprisingly fresh in his artistry and musical perspective.  Upon hearing him, it is easy to see why Whitney Houston signed him for her 1988 world tour, why Britain’s Rhythm Magazine called his work “solid and tasteful” dubbing him a “rhythm master” and why he is the drummer for... Read More →
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Stefanie Kelly

NWLC Conference Band
Stefanie Kelly started singing in church when she was just two years old, and although she ran off the stage crying that first Sunday, she picked up her boots (or rather tears) and has been at it ever since. As a musician, Stefanie's style is an eclectic mix of Pop, Jazz and R&B. Classically trained in voice and piano with a rich history of jazz studies, her original music chronicles the life story of a believer who still struggles, but ultimately finds hope in the Lord. Stefanie's lyrics journal her joys, heartaches, simple pleasures, real doubts, but real faith in Christ alone. A graduate, Valedictorian, of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Stefanie has continued her life-long career of composing, recording, teaching, touring, and musical direction. Most recently she has served as Worship Arts Pastor at the Rock Church with Pastor Miles McPherson, and also at College Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor Carlton Harris, both in San Diego. She is a contributing writer and clinician for Worship Leader Magazine as well as an Instructor with Worship Team Training, LLC. Stefanie also oversees her non-profit organization, Smiling Heart Ministries, a 501-C3, which donates music of hope to the hurting (smilingheartministries.org). Stefanie has released 4 original vocal recordings and 2 solo piano instrumental recordings, available on ITunes. In 2015, Stefanie began work on her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a life-long passion, which she hopes to someday use in conjunction with her music experiences and love for people. Some of... Read More →
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Rick Muchow

Conference Pastor, Formerly of Saddleback/ Worship Leader/ Coach
Rick Muchow's passion is encouraging and equipping Pastors, Worship Leaders and their teams. He was the founding Worship Pastor for Saddleback Church and served with Pastor Rick Warren for 25 years. Rick has coached more than 150,000 pastors and church leaders from 60 denominations from over 100 countries. Rick just released his 14th worship album called "Songs in the Key of the Congregation." His book “The Worship Answer Book” is available digitally. Contact Rick at... Read More →
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Pedro Viana

Worship Leader / Musician
Pedro Viana is a young worship leader who is passionate about leading people into God's presence using his ability to play the guitar and sing. | He went to Hope International University where he attended their Worship Program lead by christian music producer, Tom Brooks, and was... Read More →
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Dr. Vernon Whaley

Dean, Liberty University School of Music
Dr. Vernon M. Whaley is Professor of Music and Worship and Founding Dean of Liberty University’s School of Music. Having distinguished himself as a teacher of worship studies for better than thirty-five years, under his leadership, the School of Music is the 7th largest music pro... Read More →
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Dr. Cheryl Wilson-Bridges

Pastor for Worship, Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church
Dr. Cheryl Wilson-Bridges is the pastor for worship at the Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church in Takoma Park, Maryland, and an adjunct professor of Christian worship and church music at Washington Adventist University. A talented presenter, accomplished group singer, and worship leader, she is is also the author of Levite Praise... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 9:00am - 11:45am
Sanctuary 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

11:45am

Lunch
Thursday May 18, 2017 11:45am - 1:00pm
Centreville Baptist Church 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

1:00pm

Electric Guitar II: Extension of the Basics
An extension of the basics, with a focus on the graphic nature of the guitar neck. New ways of navigating on pairs of strings, how to transpose phrases and chords graphically. Exploration of the CAGED system. The use of triads, fourths, hammers on’s and slide with chords

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Erick Hailstone

Yamaha Corporation of America
Yamaha Clinician for 12 years. Studied Guitar, Arranging & Composition at Berklee College of Music. Worship Leader/Music Director at Mountain Park Church in Lake Oswego, Or. Touring musician for a really long time.

Sponsors
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Yamaha Worship Resources

Booth #18
Celebrating its 125th birthday, Yamaha Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instruments and a world leader in cutting edge audio technology for live and recorded sound. Founded in 1887, the company has provided over a century of commitment to its customers a... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Room B6 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

1:00pm

Vocal Advanced (Advanced Technique, Coaching and Group Singing)
This track is designed for experienced singers or those who have taken Scott and Vonda's classes before. Experience a more intense vocal workout and tips for working through illness or fatigue. Come prepared to sing a song for the group and you may have the opportunity to receive one-on-one feedback and coaching from the Dyers. The session will close with a focus on singing together as groups, and crafting a great vocal sound out of any ensemble, whether large or small.

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Vonda Dyer

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Vonda is a singer, worship leader, teacher and writer.  She has taught private voice since 1989, and her students have included Word recording artists BarlowGirl.  Vonda has taught vocal seminars in churches and at conferences all over the world, including many years at the Willow Creek Arts... Read More →
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Scott Dyer

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Scott is the Pastor of Worship and Arts at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship, in the northern suburbs of Dallas, TX, where he has served since February of 2004.  Prior to coming to Bent Tree, Scott spent 14 years on the staff of Willow Creek Community Church and the Willow Creek... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Choir Rehearsal Room 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

1:00pm

Song Selection
The Right Song: Learn how to select the right song at the right moment by knowing the different purposes a song can have in a service, what makes one song more congregational over another, and practical skills to help you select the best music for your specific congregation. Great for songwriters, leaders, and team members; this session is full of examples and is guaranteed to get your church singing.

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Steve and Shawn Reed

Workshop Speakers, Steve + Shawn
Worship leaders/writers/minister/authors/trainers/parents/comedians/future DIY show host wannabe's that are passionate about equipping the local church to consistently experience the presence of the Lord. Selected as one of Worship Leader Magazine's "Best of" for training Steve... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Room B2 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

1:00pm

Stage Presence & Participation
  • What to Say
    - Rich Kirkpatrick
    While we as worship leaders spend a lot of energy on our music skills, what we say matters, too. Should I just speak freely at the moment as the Spirit leads or should I write out my prayers? How do I stay true to who I am while communicating to the church what I know God wants to say to them? In this presentation, you will learn that authenticity counts! But, you will also learn that being authentic indeed requires some practiced communication skills.  Whether it is leading a song transition, sharing a prayer or giving announcements growing in communication will significantly improve your effectiveness. 
  • SING CHURCH SING
    - Stan Endicott
    Is Your Congregation actually singing during worship?  Are they suppose to?   What are the reasons they don’t sing?   What can you do to insure that they do sing?  There are practical things that inspire congregational singing.   There are obvious things that keep them from singing.  Let’s learn what we can do to “Sing to The Lord”.  

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Stan Endicott

Slingshot Group
Nationally recognized, deeply respected and beloved Worship Pastor | Mentor and Coach to hundreds of young leaders. A music producer and church consultant for many years. | | Founder of Slingshot Group:  Slingshot serves churches in staffing and coaching. Earlier this year Slingshot launched the Nonprofit Division in Nashville, Tennessee. Slingshot has 50 staff members and has served over 500 churches... Read More →
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Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer - Worship Leader, RKblog.com - A Beautiful Liturgy
Writer, Speaker, and Musician Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition in Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Room B3 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

1:00pm

Worship History
  • The Road to the Future Runs through the Past: How Worship Communicates the Biblical Narrative (the Great Tradition)
    - Dr. Jim Hart 
    Robert Webber wrote, “Worship does God’s story.” What does that mean, and why does that  matter? If it does matter, how has God’s story formed the worship of God’s people over the past two thousand years? More to it, how has that worship formed God’s people into Christ-followers being “poured out for the life of the world”? Jim Hart, President of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies will lead a discussion on this topic as we journey the “road to the future that runs through the past.”

Moderators
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Dr. Chuck Fromm

CEO, Publisher, Worship Leader
Dr. Chuck Fromm is the publisher and founder of Worship Leader magazine, Song DISCovery, and the National Worship Leader Conferences (NWLC). As President and pastor of Maranatha! Music for 22 years, he developed the series: Praise, Kids Praise, Psalms Alive!, and The Words of Worship, among many other projects. His leadership there was rewarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award from GMA in... Read More →
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Alex MacDougall

Worship Leader Media
Alex MacDougall is an American record producer, drummer/percussionist, educator, and music business executive. He is a past member of several Christian music groups including The Way, the Richie Furay Band, Daniel Amos, the Randy Stonehill Band, and the Larry Norman Band. Alex to... Read More →

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Dr. Jim Hart

President, The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies
James R. Hart serves as the President of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies (IWS). During his tenure at IWS he has held positions as Dean of Students, Dean of Administration and Provost. In June of 2007 he was inaugurated as the second president of IWS.  Dr. Hart has been involved in worship leadership and music ministry for over 35 years, and has taught in the areas of worship, theology and music in various colleges and seminaries, including Asbury Theological Seminary, Christ for the Nations Institute, and Oral Roberts University. He holds a Bachelor of Music from Oral Roberts University in Sacred Music, a Masters of Music from the University of Tulsa, and the Doctor of Worship Studies from the Institute for Worship... Read More →
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Dr. Lester Ruth

Worship History Professor, Duke Divinity School & The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies
Dr. Lester Ruth is the Research Professor of Christian Worship at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. He is trained as a worship historian, bringing to that task the concerns of a pastor, a role he has served in several churches in Texas.


Thursday May 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Room B4 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

1:00pm

Worship History 2
  • Do the Innovations from the Great Awakenings Impact Your Worship?
    - Dr. Vernon Whaley
    Down through the centuries, God has drawn people back to himself through great, culturally relevant revivals known as Great Awakenings.  Dr. Vernon M. Whaley, Dean of the Liberty University School of Music, traces God's premise, plan, and purposes in at least 8 life-changing, world encompassing revivals; from the Pentecost to the most recent 1990 Great Worship Awakening. Listen as he explains how God uses strategic personalities to produce innovative changes that still impact our worship practices today.

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Dr. Vernon Whaley

Dean, Liberty University School of Music
Dr. Vernon M. Whaley is Professor of Music and Worship and Founding Dean of Liberty University’s School of Music. Having distinguished himself as a teacher of worship studies for better than thirty-five years, under his leadership, the School of Music is the 7th largest music pro... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Room B7

1:00pm

"Enter the Labyrinth" A teaching on praying the scriptures
Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Paul Baloche

Paul Baloche has written hundreds of worship songs. "Open the Eyes of My Heart," "Above All," "Hosanna", "Your Name," and many others have become church favorites throughout the world. As a songwriter and teacher, Paul travels the world teaching and leading others in worship. Aft... Read More →
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David Baloche

david baloche is a 21st century psalmist. he lives in new york city. the site-specific work aspires to bring the audience on a journey, to inspire new listening: ears that sift the dirt and discover the gold, the music in the everyday. every stairwell, every alleyway, every parking garage, every cathedral and abandoned... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Student Central (Chapel) 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

1:00pm

Sound Mix
  • Combating Audio Feedback
    - Bobby Taylor (All Pro Sound)
    If you have experienced the embarrassment of a feedback situation, you are not alone.  It’s that dreadful feeling of not being in control that will ruin a great day.  In this course, we will discuss what causes audio feedback and how to better be prepared for the potential issues it brings.  We will get a better understanding of microphone patterns and speaker coverage patterns.  We will look at how to avoid feedback by mechanical and electronic methods. If you are experiencing feedback or want to understand it better, this course is for you!
  • It Takes Two for a Great Mix: Worship Team and Tech Team.
    Doug Gould (Worship MD)
    Many times the sound operators are blamed for the bad mix but is the responsibility theirs entirely?
    No, the band has just as much to do with producing a good sound as the running sound on the other end of the sanctuary.
    This class will lay out suggestions for both sides in helping them to achieve the best mix possible. 

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Doug Gould

WorshipMD
to train and equip worship and technical teams in the selection and operation of audio and music technology as it applies to our worship services. Over the last eight years I have been a presenter at hundreds of worship conferences all over North America and beyond, including I... Read More →
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Bobby Taylor

Vice President, All Pro Sound
Bobby Taylor has over 22 years of experience as a leader in the audio, video, and lighting industry. He specializes in finding innovative solutions for houses of worship, sporting venues, performing arts centers and government facilities nationwide. His success in the industry is... Read More →

Sponsors
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Worship MD

Booth #12
If music and worship are a part of your life, WorshipMD is here for you. WorshipMD will be your one-stop resource for information and education on making the music in your worship experience sound better. WorshipMD founder, Doug Gould, is recognized as one of the foremost authorities on worship sound and music technology and has spent a lifetime reaching out to worship leaders, musicians and techs across the United States and abroad. Doug continues to travel extensively to help worship teams improve their skills and relationships through seminars, workshops and conferences... Read More →
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All Pro Sound

For over 35 years, All Pro Sound has helped thousands of churches stay on budget while creating integrated systems that enhance visual and auditory communication.As a design-build firm, All Pro Sound will stay involved with your project from conception to completion. Service after the sale is what sets this company apart from other AV integrators. Their relationship-based approach to customer service is built on attention to detail and accessibility before, during,and after the installation. Whether... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Room B1 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

2:45pm

Coffee Break
Thursday May 18, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Centreville Baptist Church 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

3:15pm

Acoustic Guitar II
The CAGED System has been you used for years to organize the guitar neck for scales. Here we will use it as a method to expand the users concepts yo “infinity and beyond”. We will learn how to transpose songs into the keys “C, A, G, E, and D”. In doing so, we will discover many arranging techniques for the acoustic guitar.

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Erick Hailstone

Yamaha Corporation of America
Yamaha Clinician for 12 years. Studied Guitar, Arranging & Composition at Berklee College of Music. Worship Leader/Music Director at Mountain Park Church in Lake Oswego, Or. Touring musician for a really long time.

Sponsors
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Yamaha Worship Resources

Booth #18
Celebrating its 125th birthday, Yamaha Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instruments and a world leader in cutting edge audio technology for live and recorded sound. Founded in 1887, the company has provided over a century of commitment to its customers a... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Room B6 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

3:15pm

Modern Keyboards In Worship - Part 2
Following on the previous class, we will develop the concepts from Modern Keyboard Techniques in Part 1 and will explore more advanced theory and arranging. We will look at technology that impacts our role as worship keyboardists, and discuss how various keyboard sounds can be used to create different textures (i.e. Electric Pianos, Pads, B3 Organs, Etc.) as well as techniques for playing these sounds. 

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Chris Springer

Yamaha Corporation of America
For over 25 years, Chris has been at the top of his field in the Music Industry, most recently serving as Sr. Director of A&R/Artist Development for Integrity Music, Inc. With more than 15 RIAA certified Gold & Platinum records, 4 Grammy winning projects, and multiple Dove Award... Read More →

Sponsors
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Yamaha Worship Resources

Booth #18
Celebrating its 125th birthday, Yamaha Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instruments and a world leader in cutting edge audio technology for live and recorded sound. Founded in 1887, the company has provided over a century of commitment to its customers a... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Choir Rehearsal Room 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

3:15pm

More Effective Leadership
  • 10 Things Every Worship Leader Should Know
    - Cheryl Wilson Bridges
    Often as worship leaders we are well versed on every lyric, note, and chord chart. Yet worship requires much more than music mastery. In this session, "10 Things Every Worship Leader Should Know", we will explore ten essential areas that will enhance your ability to deepen worship engagement with your team and congregation. 
  • Expanding Ministry Effectiveness through Strengthening Key Relationships
    - Joseph Bolin (Cal Baptist University)
    Practical ways you can increase your effectiveness as a worship leader by understanding the dynamics of "relationship with your congregation." I think it will serve as a nice compliment to both of your presentations. 
  • 5 Goals When We Lead Worship
    - Dwayne Moore
    Many worship teams stand on platforms and lead each week, but few know why they are leading and what they should strive to accomplish. In this session we we'll uncover 5 biblically-based goals that every worship team should aim for when leading others in worship.


Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Joseph Bolin

Dean of the Shelby and Ferne Collinsworth School of Music, California Baptist University
Dr. Joseph Bolin is dean of the Shelby and Ferne Collinsworth School of Music at California Baptist University. Bolin brings more than 20 years of experience as educator, worship pastor, conductor and performer. He most recently was the pastor of worship and arts at Bannockburn Church in Austin, Texas, where he oversaw all music and media programming/staff. He was also a lecturer in conducting and associate director of choral activities at the University of Texas at Austin's Sarah and Ernest Butler School of... Read More →
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Dwayne Moore

Founder and President, Next Level Worship International, Inc
Dwayne Moore is the founder and president of Next Level Worship International, Inc. (www.NextLevelWorship.com), a ministry committed to providing quality worship discipleship resources to believers and churches. These resources are written and developed by Dwayne and his team. He... Read More →
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Dr. Cheryl Wilson-Bridges

Pastor for Worship, Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church
Dr. Cheryl Wilson-Bridges is the pastor for worship at the Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church in Takoma Park, Maryland, and an adjunct professor of Christian worship and church music at Washington Adventist University. A talented presenter, accomplished group singer, and worship leader, she is is also the author of Levite Praise... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday May 18, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Room B3 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

3:15pm

Renewing Your Prayer
  • Biblical Principles for Avoiding Burnout
    - Joshua Waggener and Jason Rumbough
    Experiencing burnout in ministry is common. Even the Psalmist cried out “How long, O LORD?” in the face of sorrow, pain, and antagonism. Come explore how we can structure our lives and ministries to avoid burnout. Discover how times of personal worship can restore our communion and give meaning to our activities.
  • Leading Worship through Life's Struggles
    - David Calvert
    Life inevitably includes seasons of suffering. We will consider the biblical perspective on struggles and suffering and then learn to apply the gospel’s response to suffering to worship leadership in our context, whether the suffering is in the congregation, in a pastoral relationship, or in our own lives.
  • How Leading Worship and Family Life Can Co-Exist
    - Joshua Waggener
    Most worship leaders proclaim scripture and lead in corporate prayer along with their musical praise. Many also aspire to read the Bible, pray, and share songs with their own family. But these days almost everyone finds it difficult to make time for this character-shaping activity of eternal value. Come discover how times of family worship can happen in your home on a weekly or even daily basis, as well as on special occasions and holidays.


 


Worship Leaders & Teachers
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David Calvert

Worship Leader / Creative Arts Director, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary / Grace Community Church
David Calvert is Creative Arts Director and worship leader at Grace Community Church in Angier, NC and Ph.D. student in Theology & Worship at Southeastern. David has led worship at Campbell University and Campbell University Divinity School (Buies Creek, NC), and worked closely with the pastoral staff at Grace Community over the past 10 years to develop a worship ministry that thrives in their unique context... Read More →
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Joshua Waggener

Assistant Professor of Music & Christian Worship, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Joshua Waggener serves as Assistant Professor of Music and Christian Worship at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, where he teaches courses in music history, theology, and worship studies. He also directs music ensembles and coordinates degree programs... Read More →

Sponsors
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Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Booth #6
Our mission at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is to equip students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission in whatever ministry they choose. Students in our music and worship ministry degree programs receive theologically robust educations that are missionally focused and ministry centered. At Southeastern every classroom is a Great Commission classroom where our students apply the mission of God to everything they do. Wherever... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Room B4 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

3:15pm

Songwriting with Jesse Reeves & Song Discovery Listening Panel
Moderators
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Alex MacDougall

Worship Leader Media
Alex MacDougall is an American record producer, drummer/percussionist, educator, and music business executive. He is a past member of several Christian music groups including The Way, the Richie Furay Band, Daniel Amos, the Randy Stonehill Band, and the Larry Norman Band. Alex to... Read More →

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Brian Ortize

Growing up as a pastor's son, Brian's earliest memories are in the church. At the age of fifteen years old, he discovered his gift for music and began leading worship at youth group. By his early twenties, Brian had toured the United States several times and had also travelled to many parts of the world playing music. It was during these years that Brian also co-founded the christian worship band... Read More →
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Jesse Reeves

Father, musician, songwriter, church planter, and pastor. He and his wife, Janet, have four children. As a musician, Jesse spent 17 years leading worship, touring and playing bass guitar in the Chris Tomlin Band. As a songwriter, he has co-written several songs that are sung in the church around the world today including... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Student Central (Chapel) 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

3:15pm

Live Sound 2

Learn the best practices to make sure you’re getting the best performance. We’ll share tips and tricks that will really help!


Worship Leaders & Teachers
Sponsors
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Yamaha Worship Resources

Booth #18
Celebrating its 125th birthday, Yamaha Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instruments and a world leader in cutting edge audio technology for live and recorded sound. Founded in 1887, the company has provided over a century of commitment to its customers a... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Room B2 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

3:15pm

Mic/Monitors
  • Technical Survival Guide for Worship Leaders
    - Bobby Taylor (All Pro Sound)
    Have you ever thought about how bad it would be if your technology did not function correctly and you were the only one around to correct it? That is a fear many worship leaders have.  With the complexity of cables, connectors and equipment, it can be a daunting task to understand it all.  In this course, we will explain basic principles of how things connect. We will also look at some basic test you can perform if you have an issue. 
  • Microphones and Monitors
    - Doug Gould (Worship MD)
    Do you know the difference between various types of microphones? What works best in different settings and applications? Do you know the differences in monitors and how to mix the various types? That’s what we’ll be discussing. 

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Doug Gould

WorshipMD
to train and equip worship and technical teams in the selection and operation of audio and music technology as it applies to our worship services. Over the last eight years I have been a presenter at hundreds of worship conferences all over North America and beyond, including I... Read More →
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Bobby Taylor

Vice President, All Pro Sound
Bobby Taylor has over 22 years of experience as a leader in the audio, video, and lighting industry. He specializes in finding innovative solutions for houses of worship, sporting venues, performing arts centers and government facilities nationwide. His success in the industry is... Read More →

Sponsors
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Worship MD

Booth #12
If music and worship are a part of your life, WorshipMD is here for you. WorshipMD will be your one-stop resource for information and education on making the music in your worship experience sound better. WorshipMD founder, Doug Gould, is recognized as one of the foremost authorities on worship sound and music technology and has spent a lifetime reaching out to worship leaders, musicians and techs across the United States and abroad. Doug continues to travel extensively to help worship teams improve their skills and relationships through seminars, workshops and conferences... Read More →
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All Pro Sound

For over 35 years, All Pro Sound has helped thousands of churches stay on budget while creating integrated systems that enhance visual and auditory communication.As a design-build firm, All Pro Sound will stay involved with your project from conception to completion. Service after the sale is what sets this company apart from other AV integrators. Their relationship-based approach to customer service is built on attention to detail and accessibility before, during,and after the installation. Whether... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Room B1 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

5:00pm

Dinner (on your own)
Thursday May 18, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Centreville Baptist Church 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120

7:00pm

Night of Worship & Keynote (doors open 6:30pm)
  • Brothers McClurg and Anthony Skinner
  • Brian Ortize
  • Jesse Reeves

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Stefanie Kelly

NWLC Conference Band
Stefanie Kelly started singing in church when she was just two years old, and although she ran off the stage crying that first Sunday, she picked up her boots (or rather tears) and has been at it ever since. As a musician, Stefanie's style is an eclectic mix of Pop, Jazz and R&B. Classically trained in voice and piano with a rich history of jazz studies, her original music chronicles the life story of a believer who still struggles, but ultimately finds hope in the Lord. Stefanie's lyrics journal her joys, heartaches, simple pleasures, real doubts, but real faith in Christ alone. A graduate, Valedictorian, of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Stefanie has continued her life-long career of composing, recording, teaching, touring, and musical direction. Most recently she has served as Worship Arts Pastor at the Rock Church with Pastor Miles McPherson, and also at College Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor Carlton Harris, both in San Diego. She is a contributing writer and clinician for Worship Leader Magazine as well as an Instructor with Worship Team Training, LLC. Stefanie also oversees her non-profit organization, Smiling Heart Ministries, a 501-C3, which donates music of hope to the hurting (smilingheartministries.org). Stefanie has released 4 original vocal recordings and 2 solo piano instrumental recordings, available on ITunes. In 2015, Stefanie began work on her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a life-long passion, which she hopes to someday use in conjunction with her music experiences and love for people. Some of... Read More →
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Rick Muchow

Conference Pastor, Formerly of Saddleback/ Worship Leader/ Coach
Rick Muchow's passion is encouraging and equipping Pastors, Worship Leaders and their teams. He was the founding Worship Pastor for Saddleback Church and served with Pastor Rick Warren for 25 years. Rick has coached more than 150,000 pastors and church leaders from 60 denominations from over 100 countries. Rick just released his 14th worship album called "Songs in the Key of the Congregation." His book “The Worship Answer Book” is available digitally. Contact Rick at... Read More →
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Brian Ortize

Growing up as a pastor's son, Brian's earliest memories are in the church. At the age of fifteen years old, he discovered his gift for music and began leading worship at youth group. By his early twenties, Brian had toured the United States several times and had also travelled to many parts of the world playing music. It was during these years that Brian also co-founded the christian worship band... Read More →
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Jesse Reeves

Father, musician, songwriter, church planter, and pastor. He and his wife, Janet, have four children. As a musician, Jesse spent 17 years leading worship, touring and playing bass guitar in the Chris Tomlin Band. As a songwriter, he has co-written several songs that are sung in the church around the world today including... Read More →
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Brothers McClurg and Anthony Skinner

Brothers McClurg’s legacy of music and ministry spans three generations and has a rich heritage of serving the local church. What started out as two bands fronted by brothers Anthony and Chris Hoisington, has turned into a group of Christian brothers who share a desire to see lives changed through worship. The band name pays homage to Anthony and... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sanctuary 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120