Episode 35 – Keith Getty (Modern Day Hymn Writer/Author)

Today I had the privilege of having a conversation with Keith Getty about the importance of singing in our churches and the best ways to engage and teach churches about the seriousness of it.  Keith has written many modern day hymns one of which being “In Christ Alone”.  He also just wrote a book called “Sing”.  If you are interested in getting a copy you can click here.

I was challenged by this episode and I hope you are too!

Episode 34 – Dustin Ragland (Drummer for Charlie Hall)

Dustin Ragland has played drums for Charlie Hall for years!  He also owns a studio, is a FOH Sound engineer, a music professor, and the list goes on and on!  Dustin has a unique take on being a worship musician because he understands the “Sound guy’s” Point of view better than the average Joe.  Such a great conversation!  I learned a ton and I hope you will too!

Shout out to C&C Drums!  Dustin’s Drum of choice!

Episode 32 – Charlie Hall

This was a fun interview!  I was soaking up every bit of knowledge I could get!  Charlie Hall is an incredible worship leader and song writer that helped pave the way for so many of us today.  He was one of the founding worship leaders in the “Passion” movement and is someone i’ve looked up to for a long time!

Episode 31 – Jack Parker (David Crowder Band, The Digital Age, Tomlin)

Jack Parker‘s resume speaks for itself!  He was the original guitar player for the David Crowder Band, he currently plays in The Digital Age, and he just got off tour with Chris Tomlin.  I personally grew up playing his music in church every week, so it was an honor to have him on The Tip Jar!  So much wisdom in this conversation.  I can’t wait for you guys and gals to hear it!

Episode 30 – Philip Ellis (Drummer/Ableton Live Master)

Philip Ellis has played drums at The Austin Stone for a LONG time!  He is not only an incredible drummer, but he is a videographer, and an Ableton Live Master!  If you are interested in efficiency when running backing tracks, click tracks, or cues, Philip is your guy!  Philip also has a Vlog called Watch Me Live My Life!  It is awesome so go check it out!  Thanks for tuning into Episode 30!  Its a good one!

Episode 29 – Michael Pope (Guitar Player/Bethel Music)

In the past 8 years or so, Bethel Music has become the leading voice in worship music in America.  One of the people behind the impact that they are making world wide is Michael PopeMichael has written some of the best guitar lead lines in worship music today.  His influence on the guitar world is undeniable. Not only is he one of the leading voices in guitar gear, tone, and effects, but his heart for the Lord is as genuine as it gets!  Such a fun conversation!  He answers some “Fan Questions”, we talk about guitar tone, plus he gives some tips on being an effective MD (Musical Director).

Episode 28 – Daniel Carson (Guitar Player/Chris Tomlin)

If you have ever played electric guitar in a church service, there is a 99.9% chance that you have played a Daniel Carson guitar riff!  Daniel started playing guitar for Chris Tomlin when he was in high school!  He has been with him for 17 years now.

In this episode Daniel shares his story about how he started playing music, we talk about gear, and he also shares some wisdom and his views on worship guitar.

Episode 27 – Jamie Ivey (Podcaster/Worship Pastor’s Wife)

Are you involved in some type of worship ministry?  Are you married or in a relationship? Have you ever wondered what your significant other thinks about it?  Ministry is something that (at times) can be taxing on a marriage or relationship.

In Episode 27, my friend Jamie Ivey gives us an interesting Point of view on worship ministry.  Jamie is the host of a Podcast called “The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey”.  Her podcast is currently ranked NUMBER 6 on iTunes in the Religion & Spirituality category!  She has also been married to a worship pastor for 16 years now.  I love her wisdom on the subject of relationships within worship ministry.  Such a GREAT conversation!

Episode 26 – Brady Bruton (Owner of Brady Cases)

If you are a musician and have ever tried to buy a touring case for any of your equipment, then you have probably heard of Brady Cases.  Brady Bruton is one of the best custom case builders there is!  If you can think of it, Brady can build it!  Brady has built cases for Katy Perry, Chicago, Switchfoot, and almost every touring worship musician out there!

Brady is also a worship musician!  Brady’s love for guitar and music is what caused him to start Brady Cases 10 years ago.  In this episode we discuss Buisiness, Gear, and worship culture!

Episode 25 – Clay Scroggins (Lead Pastor at North Point Community Church) “How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge”

Episode 25 was an extremely fun conversation for me!  I Love Leadership and I’m a huge Clay Scroggins fan!  Clay is the lead pastor at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia.  He serves under the leadership of Andy Stanley.  The North Point Campus runs over 12,000 people on the weekends.

Clay is also the author of the book “How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge: Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority”. His book (which is awesome) just came out this week!

Leadership is a huge part of Worship Leadership!  Clay is one of the best leadership authorities out there!  So we talk about leading from a position of influence.  You can lead!  Even if you aren’t “The Boss”.