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David Jones

Director of Music & Worship - Immanuel Bible Church

Objective

We were created by an Awesome and Powerful God and we are called to worship Him for His greatness.!

My calling as a worship leader is to teach that worship is not just an hour on Sunday mornings but a lifestyle.  God's showed His love for us by sending His Son Jesus to die for our sins therefore we worship Him as an act of obedience and gratefulness for our salvation.  I consider it the greatest honor to lead God's people in worship each week and to demonstrate what true worship is.  

Work experience

20142018

Director of Music & Worship

Immanuel Bible Church - Springfield Va

(Church size 2000+, 3 Blended Services)

- Head of the Music & Worship ministry

- Manage 5 full-time and 6 part-time employees including the AV ministry. 

- Lead and nurture 140 voice choir & 45 member orchestra

- Supervise the leadership of the Ushers, Levites, Worship Council, Youth Choir, Children's Choir, Fine Arts Camp, and Handbell Choirs. 

- Developed and ran a program with 4 major events a year totaling 16-18 concerts a year. This includes a full scale Easter Pageant.

- Plan and lead worship services for each Sunday service.

- Produce and record CD projects

- Organize and manage a $140k annual budget

20092014

Minister of Music

First Baptist Church Gaffney

(Church size 500+ on Sundays. 8:30 Traditional & 11:00 Contemporary)

 - Plan and lead worship for both styles

- Lead 40+ choir, and 8-12 musicians

- Plan & Lead annual concerts and musical events.

- Managed the AV ministry and its employees

- Children's music and annual musicals

20072009

Minister for Worship Arts

Mount Vernon Baptist Church

(Church size 1200 + on Sundays. 2 Contemporary and 1 Traditional service )

·     Adult Choir: 40 to 50 voices on Sunday.70+ for holiday concerts

·Senior Adult Choir: 25+ voices from various churches.

·Contemporary Worship Team –

·Handbells-

·Orchestra-20 - 30 members 

Managed Events -“Richmond Homecoming,” Fine Arts Camp, Concert Series 

·Managed the multi-media team, a budget of over $50,000

Apr 2003Jun 2004

Interim Music Director

Laurel Grove Baptist Church

Instruments

Piano, Keyboard, Electric Bass, Guitar, Ukelele, Mandolin, Cello, String Bass,

SATB Recorder’s, Drums, Hand Bells, Hand Chimes, Orff Instruments, Organ

Technical Knowledge

PC, MAC, iPad etc. 

Praisecharts.com, PlanningCenterOnline.com

ProPresenter 5, Indesign, Power Point, Finale

PreSonus audio boards and the iPad and iPhone integrations, Roland digital boards, Aviom, Analog Boards

Cover Letter

To Whom It May Concern:

    It is my pleasure to write to you in reference to the music ministry position that you have available. I have been serving the church in a music role since I was 15 and went into full-time ministry while still a junior in college. I believe that worship should be at the very heart of everything we do but it is up to us as spiritual leaders to teach the fundamentals of worship to the body of Christ and to lead by example.

    The study and creation of worship is a passion of mine and I strive to find new and creative ways to present the Gospel.  My undergraduate degree focused not only on music and religion but the theatre arts as well.  I am visual learner and I believe that the more people see God before them, in our lives and through our ministry, the better they understand it.  I am very keen on set design, staging, screen motions and lighting so that all elements on Sunday morning work together to focus on the message.

    My MA in Worship Studies: Leadership from Liberty University has developed my love of long-term worship planning and continues to challenge me to make each worship experience memorable to the worshiper.

    My time in ministry has and will forever be a time of growth and learning.  I have had moments where I have failed God and times when I have been overjoyed at what God was doing through me.  Thankfully His mercy and grace are always present and He continues to stretch and use me to do great things for His glory.

     I pray that through this brief look at my life and history God will reveal to both of us his plan for my future and the future of your music ministry.   You are welcome to contact any and all of my references if you deem necessary without any notification to me.    

May God equip your committee and their search,

David Jones

References

Tommy Comer

Tommy and I work closely at First Baptist and are passionate about our work here.  He joined the staff about three years before I did.

Joel Sellers

Joel has been serving First Baptist for close to 20 years.  He is a fantastic pastor and I have enjoyed serving under him. 

David Mink

David was a key member in the music program at Mt Vernon.  He sang with the adult choir, vocal band, worsthip team and played handbells.

Volunteer Work & Hobbies

*Smithsonian Exhibit- American Roots Music - I sat on a city board for over a year to help plan and execute the Smithsonian coming to Gaffney.  This was their first stop in SC and we planned two months worth of concerts, artist, and music events.  I hosted and directed a couple of events through First Baptist and Limestone College.

Virginia Baptist Male Chorale  http://www.vbmb.org/courageouschurches/MC-response.htm

AGEHR  -  American Guilde of English Handbell Ringers  http://www.agehr.org/

JRR- James River Ringers  http://www.jamesriverringers.org/

The Danville Life Saving Crew  http://www.dlsc.org/

Video and Audio clips

Spiritual Gifts

We have different gifts, according to the grace given us.  If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith.  If it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership. let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy. let him do it cheerfully.    Romans 12:6-8

Everyone has a spiritual gift or two.  Recognizing that gift allows a person to serve God to the best of their ability.  I know there are areas in my ministry where I lack because I am just not gifted with certain talents but if I focus on my strengths I can serve Him much better.

My primary motivational gift is that of organization and leadership.  My desk and office may not seem organized to the passerby but that is typically because I have multiple projects going on at once.  I like to plan out worship and events weeks and months in advance so that when the time comes I can put aside my human fears and let the Holy Spirit take over.

It is always a joy to help church members discover where they can best be used to serve God and the church.

Myers Briggs Results

My test results put me with about 9% of the rest of the world as an ESTJ.  (Extrovert, Sensing, Thinking, Judging)

It places me in the category of Administrator who is very aware of what is going on around them and handles responsibility well.

Education

20102013

Master of Arts in Worship Studies

Liberty University

A focus in Leadership, Strategic Planning, and Conflict Resolution

Jun 2001Dec 2005

Bachelor of Arts

Averett University

Double Major in Music & Theatre, Minor in Religion

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Certifications

2001Present

Open Water Diver

PADI
2002Present

Rescue Diver

Naui
Aug 2005Present

Kindermusik Teaching Licsense

Kindermusik Inc.
Jun 2012Present

Commercial Drivers License

Class C
Apr 1999May 2005

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

VA Dept of EMS