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Andrew Taylor

Director of Worship & Service Production

About Me

I long to see authentic worship expressed wherever I lead. I believe worship is the closest interaction we can have with God and as a worship leader I do not believe it should be taken lightly. Worship has the power to heal, change and transform those who come and participate. James 4:4 says, "When we press into God, he presses back into us." When we come and approach Him, we actually get to interact with the God of Creation; it baffles me every time. I feel God has called me to lead people to interact with Him; I'm not called to be a performer, a cheerleader or the star but to direct people to him where He can partner with them in their circumstances and life.

I grew up in a Christian home as well as a musical one. My two older brothers are also involved in ministry and have help shape and form my heart for worship. I started leading worship when I was 16 for my high school group. My high school pastor who was also a worship leader, poured into me the honor and privilege it is to facilitate this intimate connection with God. He taught me such passion and hunger to see God move in the room. In 2002, I enrolled in a Discipleship Training School through Youth With A Mission. I lived in Brisbane Australia, as well as the Solomon Islands for nearly 6 months. This time out of high school and away from the detractions of life, built and formed my relationship with God and taught me how to hear his voice and sense his presence. I was fortunate enough to be able to lead almost daily in my school which grew my skills as a worship leader immensely. 

When I returned from Australia in 2003, I began to work at Water of Life Community Church. I began working as a Worship Leader under the Worship Director, helping pioneer contemporary worship at Water of Life Church. In 2005 I started Bible school and I also moved into an Assistant Worship Director role. There I began to help with the global worship vision of Water of Life. I began to help form teams, work with media and pioneer other creative services where people could meet God. Upon graduating in May of 2008 I moved into the position of Worship Director where I have overseen, organized and staffed over 1,500 worship services a year. I massively care for the people who serve in my department. I have developed close personal friendships with many of them and long to see each one of them grow in their walk with God and in their lives. I see them as people first not musicians and they are all more important to me then filling a spot on a weekend.

Also in 2008, I married my wife Alisa and I can't imagine living this life without her. She is a Marriage and Family Therapist who recently graduated with her masters from Azusa Pacific University.

I love worship and I love the church. I love the connection to God and the way He is faithful to respond despite our flaws and imperfections. I love that He is looking for my persistence over my perfection and that the ultimate goal in this life is to know Him. That alone is reason enough to worship.

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Experience & Skills

  • Oversee and lead worship for 7000 people a weekend
  • I have helped launch, grow, and sustain six video venues all with various styles of music.  At each venue I oversaw and developed the overall feel of the venue, including decor, musical style development, and atmosphere. 
    • The Edge - Modern, relevant rock worship 
    • Video Cafe - Acoustic coffee house feel
    • Soul Celebration - Gospel 
    • Water of Life at Summit - Offsite Campus
    • Water of Life at Upland - Offsite Campus 
    • Water of Life at Rancho - Offsite Campus
    • I oversee 9 staff Worship staff members and 7 Media staff members that oversee 150 plus volunteers that flow on a constant rotation through each venue.   
    • In 2007, I partnered with our Young Adult pastor to launch PURE (our 18-25 group). Since 2007 the group has grown to over 300 a week. Here I helped developed worship teams as well as sat in on weekly creative meetings, planing out series and creative worship and teach elements.
    • In 2009, I pioneered and launched a program within Water of Life called Proskuneo Project which provides music lessons at all levels given by musicians in the church as well as teachings and workshops geared at training our musicians on what worship is and why we do it.  
    • Since 2004, I have developed and overseen our Good Friday Service.  This service is designed to lead people to the throne room of God in a completely unique way.  We do this through silent worship, video testimony, readings, and other various elements.  Since I have taken it over it has grown from 300 to over 4,000 in attendance.  
    • In 2009, I reorganized my department looking at each staff members skill and building on that to create a more fluid department that capitalizes on each individuals talent.  
    • In 2009, I designed and launched a new audition system which insured that each person who auditioned was not missed or dropped but properly placed where we felt they were best fit.  
    • In 2010, I launched a Worship Leader Internship where we teach the heart and the practicalities of worship leading.  
    • I have participated and been involved in four capital captain programs at Water of Life resulting in more growth numerically and in regards to resources. 
    • I have initiated oversaw and organized bringing in such artists as: Phil Wickham, Matt Redman, Shane & Shane, Micha Tyler and Shawn McDonald, 
    • Over the last several years, I have worked with pastors at the church to develop several series on worship and teaching at many of them.  
    • I have traveled to Cambodia, Thailand, Mexico, and Israel leading worship for missions teams as well serving the people in the countries.  
    • I oversee and produce over 1,500 services each year striving and longing for the heart of God to be present in each one.
    • I lead over 500 services and events a year and I honestly never grow tired of it.  
    • In 2013 I completed my first solo album with 12 original worship songs entitled "Grey and Other Colors."
    • In 2014 I took over all of service production for the church and offsite campuses.  This included overseeing and directing our media staff and design of the services on a weekly basis.  I run and oversee weekly service planning meetings, host scripting meetings, and service production meetings on a weekly basis.  
    • In 2015 I help transition Water of Life from a 800 seat sanctuary to a 3000 seat sanctuary.  I help design, execute, and oversee all media and AVL into the new sanctuary. 
    • In 2016 I oversaw and launched worship track in our School of Ministry that accompanies our internship program.  The worship track is designed to not only partner in raising up worship leaders but promote a deeper understanding of worship in the church.  

    Work History

    Apr 2003Present

    Director Of Worship

    Water Of Life Community Church

    I started at Water of Life in 2003 after returning from Youth With A Mission.  I was hired on to open one of our video venues. In 2008 after graduating from Life Pacific I took over as Director of Worship.  In 2014 my role was expanded to Director of Worship and Service Production.  I currently oversee 8 Worship and 6 Media Staff and work with more than 150 volunteers.  I oversee the design and execution of weekend service.


    Sep 2005May 2008

    B.A. Biblical Studies

    Life Pacific Collage
    Sep 2002Mar 2003

    Discipleship Training School


    After graduating from high school in 2002 I felt I needed time and space away to build my walk with Christ and to develop my personal relationship with him.  I lived in Brisbane Australia, for 3 months and completed a lecture phase of the school.  This was a time where God could deeply root himself in my life and circumstances and I felt I began to know this God I was taught growing up.  The lecture phase was followed by an outreach  to the Solomon Islands for 2 months.  There we worked with the local churches and supported their ministries.  


    Robert Hopper

    Rob Hopper was the Executive Pastor at Water of Life.  Rob was a great leader and mentor as well as my direct report for 4 years.  Currently Rob works for RSI as a consultant to large churches around the U.S.

    P 909.743.9919

    Dan Sneed

    Dan Sneed has been a long time spiritual mentor to me and is an author and world renown speaker for Foursquare and YWAM.  

    P. 805.630.1524

    Dave Collins

    I worked under Dave Collins for 8 years at Water of Life Community Church.  Dave is currently the Associate Dean at the Wagner Leadership Institute.

    P. 909.578.2624