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Skills

Audio/Visual Design, Repair and Operation
Computer Skills
Fluent in Both Mac and PC.
Teaching
Vocal
Main Instrument.
Guitar
Competently Utilize this Skill While Leading Worship. I am continuing to Develop This Skill. 
Leading Worship
Effectively Plan, Coordinate and Lead All Aspects of Worship Services.

Work experience

Oct 2007Present

Production Specialist Audio/Visual/Computer Freelance

Gary Ray

I have been working various freelance opportunities within the A/V industry with MJM Creative, PSAV, and Nava & Associates.

Sep 2003Present

Music Minister

Oak Hills Community Church

• Oversee the Entire Music Ministry of Oak Hills Community Church. • Energetically Lead All Corporate Worship Services at Oak Hills. • Plan and Coordinate All Aspects of Each Worship Service. • Faithfully Create PowerPoint slides for each service. • Oversee Band and Vocalists Encouraging and Training as Needed. • Oversee Volunteer Audio Engineers Providing Training as Needed. • Add New Members To and Train Worship Team. • Maintain and Repair Sound System (Saved Approximately $5,000.00 In The Last Three Years).

• Design and Maintain Church Website

Jul 1998Apr 2003

Assistant Director of Audio Media

Fellowship Bible Church North

• Utilized Remote and Local Recording Methods To Work With Voice Talent To Record Audio For 15 Minute Daily Radio Program. • Efficiently Edited Interview Audio For Radio Programs Using Pro Tools Digital Editing Suite. • Mixed, produced and Mastered Radio Programs For Broadcast. • Operated Audio/Visual Systems During Live Events Such As Worship Services, Concerts, Weddings and Funerals In A Conscientious Manner. • Cheerfully Trained Approximately 30 Volunteers To Use Audio/Visual Equipment Properly. • Maintained 6 Audio/Visual Systems Saving Approximately $5000.00 Over Five Years Versus Hiring An Audio/Visual Company To Perform The Work. • Redesigned and Installed 4 Audio/Visual Systems Improving The Quality Of The Systems While Saving The Church Approximately $30,000.00. • Competently Installed And Operated Portable Sound Systems for Numerous Specialty Events.

Education

Certifications

Jul 2011Present

Ordination

Oak Hills Community Church

Biographical and Theological

Welcome Video

Mission Trips and Involvement

2011 Teaching Sunday Morning Bible Study Class

2008 Joint Mission Trip with Bear Creek Bible Church to Renosa, Mexico.

Growth Champion and Support Leader for Minichurch (Small Group)

2002 Facilitation of Discovery Bible Study

2000, 2001 Thanksgiving Mexico Mission, Building houses and Sharing the Gospel.

1990 – 1993 Spring Break Missions, Concert Ministry.

Summer Missions, Myrtle Beach, SC, Bible club, Street witnessing and Creative arts ministry.

Summer Missions, Orlando, FL, Bible Club, street witnessing and Creative arts ministry.

Taught several small group Bible studies throughout the years.

Summary

I desire to worship God with my whole life by allowing him to transform me into the likeness of Jesus. I love to lead people in authentic worship of God. Both my Music and Christian Education degrees come in handy as, I strive to create a multi-generational worship experience that encourages people of all ages to worship the Lord our God "in spirit and in truth" (John 4:24). I use creative forms such as music, video and dramatic presentation to create these theologically accurate, and culturally relevant worship services. I enjoy working with a team of people to accomplish that which I could not accomplish on my own so that “the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” (Ephesians 4:16).

Objective

Worship and  Music Pastor

Interest

Reading, Skiing, Beach Volleyball, Hiking and Scuba. However, My Favorite Recreational Activity is Water Skiing.

Call

Through events in my life, and study of Scripture, God has impassioned me to lead people in worship of Him. The result of which is a life that is transformed by their encounter with the King of the Universe. 

Childhood

Born the second of two children on February 20, 1963, I grew up in a small town atmosphere. And though my home was non-Christian, I was taught to live a good life and to respect others. 

Conversion

In the spring of my seventh-grade year, a friend invited me to attend church with him. Over the next few months I learned that I was a sinner and I needed a savior. One evening a youth group from another church presented a series of skits and plays about the end times. The culmination of what I had been learning hit me at the end of this service; and, I placed my faith in Jesus as my personal Savior.

Family

March 11, 2000, I had the privilege of marrying my lovely bride, Kelly. She was born an only child August 23, 1963. She accepted Christ as a teenager but strayed from the faith during her college years. She returned to God after a long sojourn. She is a very organized woman who loves to create systems to help people achieve their goals. We enjoy ministering together through mentoring, helping others and sharing our faith. Kelly is currently employed by TATA Consulting. God graciously allowed us to adopt two wonderful children from Russia, Alex and Maria, and both have accepted Christ.

Seminars Attended

2011 – Leadworship Workshop

 Bent Tree Bible Fellowship

 Carrollton, TX 75007

2007 – National Worship Leader ConferenceRiverbend Church, North Austin, TX 76129

2006 – Grace Evangelical Society National Conference

 Dallas, TX

2002 – Churches Training Leaders Conference

 Center for Church Based Training,

 Richardson, TX 75080