I am a youth pastor at an awesome church in Indiana. I have been very active in leading worship and mentoring youth throughout the years. Although I have been playing the guitar for nearly 15 years now, I have given most of that playing time to training youth to lead for their peers. I would say my style is "old" contemporary. I know that this is an oxymoron but I have been leading and teaching youth with the songs of the 90's and early 2000's. Although I spend a lot of time listening to music, i hven't taken the time to play the "modern" music out.
My ministry has mainly been to help struggling congregations continue to make the grueling transition away from hymns in a less obtrusive method. I may even hold myself back in doing so because of the sensitivity of the issue.
I am self taught and have a love for rockin' out with the youth I mentor. It is cool to watch these kids lead their peers in song.
I am a Chris Tomlin fan. His music was the first music I introduced to youth as the Passion movement took root in the Late 90's.
Other influences are Jeff Deyo, Delirious?, Jeremy Camp...
Favorite Bible Verses / Passages:
The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.