The desire of our Worship Hosts is to usher you into an encounter with Jesus.
At 17 years old I was already a “Radio Nerd.” And when Christ became personal to me I became a radio nerd who loved Jesus. The funny thing is, on the outside I probably didn’t seem much different to those who knew me. I was raised in church and was “a good kid,” but things changed internally as I listened to artists like Amy Grant, Keith Green, Phil Keaggy and Larry Norman. The songs were bold (“Why Don’t You Look into Jesus” anyone?) and convicting (“Asleep in the Light”) and I wanted others to hear the music and connect with God the way I had. Radio was the perfect fit.
In 1997 God saw fit to merge my love of radio and Christian music with my growing love of missions. Since then I have spent many hours on the radio raising money and awareness for Christ-centered causes. Hosting on Worship 24/7 is pure joy. We facilitate an experience with God through the music we play, and we are part of a community that loves God and serves people. (Matthew 22:37-39).
I am married with five daughters ages 24 – 12. It’s a busy household filled with school, sports, and lots of music.
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.
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.
(Bio coming soon)
Honestly, I am an on-air radio rookie, but I sure love to worship Jesus! Worship is a deeply personal part of my life but worship does not uniquely belong to me alone. Together we make up a global choir that Jesus loves to listen to.
The best form of worship is a changed life. One of my favorite verses from Psalms demonstrates this idea.
Psalm 40:1-3 NIV
I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in him.
With this Psalm in mind, I want people to see the outcome of our lives (individually and collectively) and look to Jesus and worship. Imagine that! More and more people added to the global worship choir because of the way we live. Now that is worship This is what Worship24/7 is all about.
Along with my wife Christina and our four children we live just south of Portland OR. I pastor a historic, growing church that loves to serve our neighbors with no strings attached and fearlessly preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
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 this 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.
Philippians 1:6 English Standard Version (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 along side 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.
(Bio coming soon!)