For me, 2005 was the year when worship music went from an enjoyable Sunday morning experience to an actual life-changing turning point. Several years before then I found myself a single dad with two young daughters to raise. In those years, as I spent many hours in prayer, God became very real in my pain as I poured out my grief and the overwhelming weight of the responsibility of raising children alone. But on one particular Sunday at church, as we were singing, instead of coming to God in my pain and with my questions, I came to God in absolute gratitude. As we sang “Enough” by Chris Tomlin I found my arms lifting up in thankfulness simply for who God is and not what He was doing for me. And in those 20 minutes of worship my life changed. God was good. God was faithful. God was enough. I left church that Sunday with a new heart for God and an understanding of what God does in hearts when we worship Him.
Today I get to spend my mornings with people from all over the world and I get the honor of facilitating time with God in worship. Some are listening in their pain, some in grief, some in joy and some are coming with no real understanding of God at all. But I am convinced, as I was on that day in 2005, that God truly is worthy of worship in all circumstances … and that He is enough.
P.S. Two years after that moment, God truly restored my life. I met Barbara, at the time a single mom with a daughter, and after we got married our blended family of five became a blended family of seven when we adopted two sisters from Ethiopia.
When I was 17, I got my first job on the radio. It paid minimum wage, and I had to vacuum and empty the trash when I finished my air-shift each evening. But, I was bitten by the radio bug and that was the beginning of a decades-long career doing what I love for a living. Could it get any better than that? Well, actually, yes! Because, not long after I decided to follow Jesus, I was given the opportunity to use my skills and experience in radio to glorify Him on Christian radio. That God would choose to use me in this way is evidence of his incredible grace, and it amazes me every day. I am so grateful to now have the opportunity to link up with believers around the world on Worship 24/7 each day and connect with Jesus through worship.
I live in North Carolina with my husband, three mostly-grown kids, my mom, and our pets and grand-pets.
Like a lot of people, I grew up in church, was spiritually inclined, and wanted to be right with God. But I didn’t understand grace. I felt my past sins were forgiven but I could lose my salvation. I judged myself against others – some I was greater than, and others I looked down on because they weren’t as “good” as I was.
It was through the Word and music that God taught me I was a sinner and He was everything. It’s part of my passion now – for others to know there is peace and freedom when it’s not about us!
God brought me in to radio in a strange way. I love radio – but it’s just a tool to unite us under Jesus.
My family is crazy – I have 4 girls aged 13 to 27 and have been married to my wife for 20 years. I’ve been a part of a traveling youth ministry team, church planter, and in radio. For fun I love photography, reading, and public speaking.
I remember having a noticeable awareness of God when I was nine-years-old. I recall feeling a tug within I didn’t quite understand, but as I got older, I realized it was Him whispering for me to get closer. I did my best to do just that.
Since my upbringing was in a Christian home, and my formal education was primarily at a Christian school, some would say it was destined. However, the ideal environment isn’t the answer. It’s the environment of the heart that makes it all happen, which is something I still bring to Him often.
I’m very grateful for the various opportunities I’ve been able to step into: praise and worship leader, radio host, and fitness coach. Regardless of the platform, I find myself on, I always go back to my nine-year-old self and recall the pull, the whisper of the Creator wanting to get connected.
My desire is to help others become aware of our God, who is constantly looking for ways to get close and stay close.
Father of 3 lovely girls, grandfather of 2, 1 one the way. Many years in radio. Enjoy motorcycles, golf and making people laugh when I can. Most fortunate recipient of all for grace, mercy and love from our awesome God and the Lord Jesus Christ. Few of my favorite verses in the Bible, 1Timothy 1:15, "Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief." Get in line behind me Paul. Rom 5:1 "Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." Best job I have ever had in my life, being at Worship 24/7!
I asked Jesus Christ into my "heart" when I was a little girl, and I didn't understand what it meant to surrender my life to Him until I was in college. Since then it's been one surrender after another, being led by a very patient and loving God.
I am excited to worship with you each weekday! As we focus on God through the songs that we hear, He brings peace. In the Bible, in the book of Revelation chapter 4, verse 6, it says that before the throne of God there is a shiny sea that is as clear as crystal. There are no waves, no chaos, not even a ripple when we bow at His throne to worship. I love that we can worship in our hearts at any time day or night, whether we are getting the kids ready for school, on our way to work, doing the dishes, or unable to sleep. I'm thankful for Worship 24/7!
My husband, Adrian, and I have been married for 13 years, and we are in the running to and fro stage of life with our daughter, Isabella, and our son, Sammy, who are both in elementary school. We enjoy life with our big & loving Labradoodle, Winston.
Where God is, that’s where I want to be.
I had the privilege of growing up across the street from my church and walked myself there as soon as I was old enough. My family’s priorities were different than mine- you couldn’t keep me away.
God called me to experience Him in a bigger way during college, breaking out of the box I kept Him so neatly in. I was filled with wonder and began to sing for Him wherever I could. I still do!
Worship leading led me to a career in radio and I pinch myself often that this is what I get to do!
I enjoy life on a small homestead with my firefighting husband, three daughters, and our mini-Aussie named Macy Jingle.
Growing up in a faith-filled home, it wasn’t until my parents divorce when I was 9 that God’s unchanging, gentle presence became tangible and essential in my life. He became a steady anchor in my constantly changing world. Throughout my years as a teen and young adult, I wrestled with my faith, questioning God and the role of the Church in a modern world gripped by shame, fear, trauma and injustice. If I’m being honest, I still wrestle with those things. And yet, Christ continues to call me towards him and his people. I know it’s where I belong.
Today, I am passionate about putting faith into action, having hard conversations, encouraging the Church, and seeking shalom - the wholeness of all of creation - in my community, all in response to God’s faithful grace.
I live in Spokane, WA with my husband Nick. I’m always down for a good thrift store hunt, exploring new parts of our city with our dog Arlo or hosting friends for movie nights!
Philippians 1:6 ESV
"And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”
Jesus captured my heart from a young age. But, I guess you can say that my passion for worship started when I saw Marty McFly slide across the stage on his back, playing Johnny B. Goode with a vintage Gibson ES345. God used that scene to ignite an interest in music that He would continue to develop into a deep passion for worship.
I grew up in the Willamette Valley and have been privileged to be in music ministry for over 15 years. Currently, I serve as Worship Director for Willamette Community Church in Albany, Oregon, and have 5 children (Caden, Trynt, Paxton, Kyndal, and Isaac) with my lovely wife, Tosha.
From leading national conferences to small groups, I’ve come to appreciate how worship is such a special and sacred time where we get to join with all of creation, heaven, and earth, to praise the Lord. It’s also something we will get to enjoy for eternity, in His presence! What a day that will be.
I am grateful to serve alongside these wonderful people at Worship 24/7 who are passionate about giving God all the glory He deserves! Until the whole world hears, may we be a people who worship 24/7.
My heart was captured by the love of Christ when I was a young child and I grew up in a family that modeled the life of Jesus in very real and authentic ways. As a teen, I committed my life to follow Jesus wherever he would lead.
My passion for leading worship started on a mission trip to South Africa in 1997. A day before I left the USA, for a period of two months, I made a curious decision to take a guitar that I had never played. While sitting outside the Zulu huts in South Africa figuring out chords and strum patterns, God began to birth something in my heart that was going to forever change me. It was there that God placed a desire to lead worship in my heart. Since that moment, my life and worship ministry has been marked by two things: a passionate love for Jesus, and a desire to Do Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly with my God. It is out of this heart for God, The Church, and The World that I teach, lead, and live.
My desire is that people would not just sing worship but their lives would be worship.