Our teachers and facilitators have years of experience in the classroom as well as in professional worship leading, songwriting, audio recording, and more. You will have the opportunity to train under people who are currently involved in worship ministry and in the music industry in Nashville (no out-of-date, unhip folks).
Gregg has been leading worship for over 20 years. He has toured nationally and internationally as the frontman of the Christian band UnNamed Servant. He is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist and is proficient on a number of other instruments. Gregg works in ministry full time as the leader of Global Outreach Developments Int'l.
Former front man of The Swift, Britt Edwards has experience in the ins-and-outs of the Christian music industry since 1997. Since his days in The Swift, he's continued leading worship, most recently as the leader of the Collective (since 2010). He is an accomplished producer and recording and mixing engineer and serves as the lead engineer for Center Street Recording Studios. Britt is an accomplished vocalist and also plays piano, guitar, and bass. Britt's years of experience in Christian music coupled with his love for God make him an invaluable resource to our team.
Chris is an audio engineer at Center Street Recording Studios. He is also an experienced live sound engineer. He has been playing guitar in various worship projects since he was a teenager, and most recently as the electric guitar player for the Collective since 2010. Of our faculty, he would best fit the term "techie," with the know-how to utilize appropriate audio and video technology in worship.
Former bass player for the band Daily Planet, Seth Davis is an accomplished worship leader. After his stint with Daily Planet, Seth served as a worship leader for many years. Now, he spends his days as a farmer, but cannot get music out of his soul. He continues writing songs and blessing communities with honest worship sets that keep them connected to the Lord.
Steph is a talented and experienced vocalist, accomplished in the world of both lead vocals and harmonies. A worship leader, singer, and pianist, she is well-rounded in her musical knowledge and passionate in her desire to lead people to encounter the Lord.
Hailing from Hawaii, Leafa has a passion for all things worship. She is a spiritual individual who values prayer and time in the Word as essential components for a worship leader, or for the life of any believer for that matter. She is a songwriter, guitarist, drummer, and percussionist, as well as a recording artist.
Rob has toured both nationally and internationally as the bassist for UnNamed Servant. Whether he's playing for thousands of people at a youth event or it's just him with his acoustic guitar with a small group, Rob brings a genuine excitement and energy to worship that ignites others. As an experienced bassist he has an essential understanding of how the rhythm section of a band is supposed to work that is an invaluable asset to bands of any size.
Skylar is an experienced live sound engineer, lighting technician, and the electric guitar player for UnNamed Servant. His ear for music gives him a thorough understanding of what's necessary to bring tasteful elements that compliment the more technical nature of worship music that is often necessitated by a larger band setting. He is also an electrician with a thorough understanding of the electronics of guitars, pedals, and amplifiers, an often overlooked yet entirely necessary element of any musical group.
Rafa is an incredibly talented guitarist in the world of acoustic, electric, and even classical music. His playing has a distinctly Latin flare, a result of his formal music training at Instituto CanZion in Mexico and Argentina. He is an accomplished recording artists and one of the main facilitators for our yearly El Salvador Music Workshops.
Corey has been playing rhythms on whatever he could get his hands on since childhood. He excels at adding what we like to call "ear candy" to any song. Shakers, tambourines, electronic drums, and other percussion elements are the kinds of things that don't often take center stage in a song, but that are just as often missed when they are gone. Corey has the artistry necessary to layer in such elements in a way that takes any song to the next level. His love for God and his worshipful demeanor on stage are a fantastic example for those he leads.