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Branon Dempsey

branonCEO, Founder & Training Director – Worship Mentor

Passionate about equipping today’s ministry worship leaders and teams to be authentic leaders of worship and followers of Jesus Christ, Branon is CEO/Founder of Worship Team Training, Inc., as a ministry providing workshops, mentoring and online resources serving 40+ churches per year. He holds a M.Div. Worship Art Studies and B.M. in Composition and Performance with over twenty years of worship leading experience. Branon is a Training Partner with Yamaha Corporation of America, Shure Microphones, Christian Musician Summit, Worship Musician Magazine, D’Addario and other Worship-Music companies. Read More Select Branon

Stefanie Kelly

stefanieMinistry Training Partner & Instructor – Songwriting Worship Mentor

Classically trained in voice and piano, Stefanie is a talented songwriter, keyboardist, singer and worship leader who has performed and recorded with many well-known artists in the Christian and secular industries. Her list of credits is outstanding as a female musician. One of her most unforgettable honors was an invitation to be a guest artist at the Billy Graham’s Albany, NY crusade to sing her original music. Stefanie serves as a Advisory Team Member for the Ministry Mentoring Program, Instructor at WTT and Host for the Worship Team Training Hangout (Live YouTube Video Shows). Select Stefanie

Tim Timmons

timmonsMinistry Teaching Partner & Instructor – Songwriting Worship Mentor

Tim Timmons spent two decades in worship ministry and a lifetime of writing songs. He is artist of the albums of “Cast My Cares,” and “Awake Our Souls.” Timmons has been writing songs stemming from personal experience and sharing them with audiences on a national platform—after spending the previous 15 years leading worship in Orange County, California. His greatest desire is to keep the conversation going so people can discover for themselves the real life found in Jesus. Timmons is a Teaching Instructor and recent host for the Worship Team Training Hangout (Live YouTube Video Shows). Select Timmons

Rich Kirkpatrick

richMinistry Teaching Partner & Instructor – Worship Mentor

Rich has over 20 years as a professional musician, creative leader and consultant. He is author of, The Six Hats of the Worship Leader, building into the life of church ministry through consulting, coaching, and speaking. Rich is a ministry veteran, serving in roles from worship leadership, communications, to executive teams. Currently, Rich writes for his blog RKblog.com and other sites, teaches across the country for the National Worship Leader Conferences. Rich presently serves as a Teaching Instructor and Host for the Worship Team Training Hangout (Live YouTube Video Shows). Select Rich

Tony Guerrero

tonyMinistry Teaching Instructor – Musician Mentor

Tony Guerrero is a nominated Dove Award Producer, recording artist, author, teacher and multi-talented musician. Tony is best known as a contemporary Jazz artist, trumpet player, music director/worship teacher and multi-instrumentalist. He is author of the book “Attracting Quality Musicians,” and released his latest album “Blue Room.” He writes for Worship Leader Magazine and has served as a Music Director and as the Director of Creative Arts at Saddleback Church (Rick Warren). He’s worked with jazz legends like Freddie Hubbard and Joe Sample, rock icons such as Brian Wilson, Slash and Billy Idol and pop sensations like The Jonas Bros and High School Musical. Tony has taught all over the country as a worship team consultant, guest speaker at musician workshops, and been on staff as director of church worship ministries. Tony also founded FACT Alliance, a charitable organization raising funds to help combat Modern-Day Slavery and Human Trafficking, as well as care for victims of the Global Sex Trade. Tony serves as a Advisory Team Member for the Ministry Mentoring Program, Instructor at WTT and Host for the Worship Team Training Hangout (Live YouTube Video Shows). Select Tony

Mark Cole

Mark ColeMinistry Teaching Instructor – Worship Mentor

Mark has spent over 30 years as a Worship Pastor in some of the largest churches in Canada and is also the founding musical arranger of PraiseCharts.com, a ministry supplying worship charts and orchestrations for thousands of churches around the world. Mark has also spent 10 years traveling around the world to over 60 countries leading worship in outreach situations, doing church consulting, teaching seminars and directing bands with many different ministries. Mark has worked and played with many well-known Worship Leaders, Pastors, Evangelists and other Christian organizations; including Paul Baloche, Ben Cantelon, Reuben Morgan, Brian Doerksen, Don Moen, Darlene Zschech, Ron Kenoly, Alvin Slaughter, Andrae Crouch, Lamar Boschman, Bob Fitts, Darrell Evans, Graham Kendrick, Billy Graham, Kenneth Copeland, Robert Schuller, Pope John Paul II, Kathryn Kuhlman, Terry Law, Charles Ndifon, PromiseKeepers, Integrity Music, CCLI, Word Music, Nicky Cruz, Dr. Cho (Korea) and others. Mark Cole is a Mentor and Instructor for Worship Team Training. Select Mark

Lara Marriott

laraMinistry Teaching Partner & Instructor – Vocal Worship Mentor

Lara is a worship artist who leads alongside her husband Brian at their home church, Centerpointe in Pleasanton, CA. She also guest leads for other churches, retreats, and events, plus shares her original music. Lara currently teaches voice and beginning piano as well. You can learn more about Lara by going to her website: www.laramarriott.com Lara is a Mentor with Worship Team Training. Select Lara

Rob Still

robMinistry Teaching Partner – Worship Mentor

Rob Still, MWS, is a worship leader, songwriter, producer and seminar instructor.. He serves on full time staff at a growing church in the Nashville area. Prior to that he oversaw a ministry of over 250 musicians, singers, and worship leaders as Pastor of Worship and Arts at Music Row’s Belmont Church. He leads worship and has taught practical theology, team leadership and songwriting at seminars and conferences throughout North American and on the mission field in over 20 nations. He has a Masters Degree in Worship Studies from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. Rob is author of the devotional book “Resurrection Power: 50 Days That Rocked The World”. His songs have been featured in Worship Leader Magazine and are published by worshiptogether.com/Capital Christian Music Group. Rob is a Mentor with Worship Team Training. Select Rob

Brandon Bee

Brandon_StandardSize_270Ministry Training Partner & Instructor – Songwriting Mentor

Original and innovative, Brandon, singer/songwriter and worship leader, strives to be excellent in everything that he puts his heart and hands to. Bee has a true heart of genuine worship and for equipping worship teams and leaders in the local church. As a producer (Save The City Records), he has worked with Grammy Award nominee/Dove Award winner Stacie Orrico and Juno Award winner Matthew James, as well as others. Brandon is also listed as a Songwriting/Worship Leading Instructor for Worship Team Training. Select Brandon

Rick Muchow

rickTeaching Staff & Event Instructor – Worship Mentor

Worship Leader, songwriter, author and an expert in mentoring worship leaders, Rick has over 30 years of developing and leading worship teams. As a songwriter and author, He shares his extensive experience with countless worship leaders. Rick knows what it is like to see a worship ministry grow exponentially, having been on staff with Saddleback Church for 25 of those years. Rick is a gifted teacher and one of the most experienced worship leaders in the country. He presently serves as an Teaching Instructor for Worship Team Training. Select Rick

Sally Morgenthaler

Ministry Training Partner & Instructor – Leadership Mentor

Sally Morgenthaler is recognized as an innovator worldwide, catalyzing new trends in worship, congregational systems and leadership. With more than 30 years of leadership mentoring for churches and worship teams, she offers an innovative perspective and deep knowledge for worship leaders today. She is author of “Worship Evangelism” (Zondervan, 1998) and Vice President of FaithSearch Partners. Sally has been adjunct professor at Yale University, Asbury Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary, George Fox University, Gordon Conwell Seminary, and Baylor University. She is a featured speaker at numerous worship conferences around the country. Sally serves as the Creative Advisor to the Ministry Mentoring Program as well as an Instructor and Mentor through Worship Team Training. Select Sally

Jean Thomason

jeantMinistry Teaching Staff & Event Instructor – Worship Mentor  

Jean is best known to families and Children’s MInistries as Miss PattyCake. With degrees in vocal performance and a trained worship leader and is one of the founding members for the Women Of Faith Worship Team. Jean is passionate about teaching theology and worship through song and music for the past 18 years to love Jesus through a Biblical worldview. She has 12 movies, 4 books, CDs, and a musical curriculum to her credit. She also has a rich history with Integrity Music and the Women of Faith and has appeared on many recordings, and works closely with her husband Chris Thomason on music and streaming live video productions (in:ciite media). Jean also serves on the Teaching Staff and as a Mentor for Worship Team Training. Select Jean

Zoro the Drummer

zoroMinistry Training Partner & Instructor – Drum Mentor

Speaker, Author, Educator: “Minister of Groove,” Zoro is a master of drumming in both the Christian and secular industries. He is a gifted and passionate encourager that uses his humor and trademark style to not only teach excellence in drumming skills, but also to motivate students achieve their highest potential in their life by honoring God in all that they do. Zoro is a well-respected drummer worldwide and is the drummer for Lenny Kravitz and has worked with Lincoln Brewster, Phil Keaggy, Tommy Walker, and many others. Zoro is a Mentor and Instructor for Worship Team Training. Select Zoro

Norm Stockton

normMinistry Training Partner & Instructor – Songwriting Mentor

Bassist/solo artist/clinician Norm Stockton travels extensively throughout North America, Europe and Japan. He has been profiled in Bass Player magazine (12/95 & 2/10) and is recognized by many as one of the premier bassists today. From 2006-2012, he was the touring and recording bassist with chart-topping worship artist (and former Steve Perry guitarist) Lincoln Brewster. He currently performs with Grammy-winner Bobby Kimball (original lead vocalist with TOTO) and Grammy-winner Bill Champlin (from Chicago). Norm is also known internationally as a bass educator and clinician. His bass instructional DVD series, “Grooving for Heaven,” has sold extensively in the United States and abroad. His new instructional site (ArtOfGroove.com) serves subscribers from around the world. He has conducted master classes or is adjunct faculty at Biola University, The Los Angeles Music Academy, Tech Music School London, MusicDojo.com and more. He also serves as the bass columnist for Christian Musician Magazine. He has a new book, “The Worship Bass Book: Bass, Espresso & The Art Of Groove.” We are excited to have Norm Stockton as an Instructor and Mentor with WTT! Select Norm

Ed Kerr

edMinistry Training Partner & Instructor – Keyboard Mentor

Ed Kerr has recorded more than 100 songs with Integrity Music. His playing is featured on “Rock of Ages”, “I Walk By Faith”, and “Forever”, recordings in Maranatha!Music’s popular Praise Band series. He is a worship pastor and teaches in Yamaha Music’s Worship Arts Technology Summits (WATS), Paul Baloche’s Leadworship Workshops and in worship conferences around the country, including CMS/Northwest in Seattle. Accomplished recording artist, keyboardist, songwriter and a contributing writer to Worship Musician! Ed has a Master’s in Piano Performance from Indiana University, his songs have been recorded by Paul Baloche, Ron Kenoly, Ross Parsley, Leann Albrecht, Bob Fitts and many other worship artists. Ed is Director of Worship Studies at The King’s University and serves as a Mentor with Worship Team Training. Select Ed

Benji Cowart

benjiMinistry Training Partner & Instructor – Songwriting Mentor

Creating songs that minister to the local church and being faithful with whatever God puts before you, best describes Benji and his passion as a songwriter and worship leader. Benji has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Business from Belmont University and is in the process of completing his M.Div. degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was the Associate Worship Pastor at The Chapel in Buffalo, NY; presently he and his family live in Nashville. Along with his wife Jenna, they are both songwriters for Word Music Publishing and have had several songs cut including “Redeemed” and “The Only Name (Yours Will Be)” both by Big Daddy Weave, “Worth It All” by Ben Cantelone. Benji serves as a Mentor with WTT. Select Benji

Kent Morris

kentMinistry Training Partner & Instructor – Audio-Tech Mentor

Enhancing the quality of audio, video and lighting, Kent has toured as a live sound engineer for well-known Christian artists such as Paul Baloche, David Crowder, Chris Tomlin, as well as Integrity Music, Worship Leader Magazine and has directed hundreds of audio/video/lighting installations in churches, schools and theaters. He writes for online/book publications, consults and teaches at Sweetwater Music. Kent is the President and A/V/L system designer for Cornerstone Media, in which he works with First Baptist Atlanta in being the Lead Broadcast Director for Dr. Charles Stanley. His resume reads like a Who’s Who in the music industry among very well-known artists and producers. Kent heads up the Audio and Technology Instruction and Development for Worship Team Training, and is the Lead Audio/Tech Instructor and Mentor for Worship Team Training. Select Kent

Jamie Harvil

jamieMinistry Training Partner & Instructor – Guitar Mentor

Passionate about equipping younger generations in worship ministry and desiring to see the local church worship God fully and serve others has been Jamie’s main calling as a worship leader, guitarist, songwriter and publisher. Jamie has written for Integrity Music and hundreds of publishers and worship writers. He has toured as a lead guitarist for Christian artists, Maranatha! praise and worship bands and others worship endeavors around the world. Co-Writer with Gary Sadler on projects such as “Ancient of Days” “Because We Believe” and “Firm Foundation,” and is Owner of Paths of Peace Music, LLC. Jamie is now with University of Mobile as Artist in Residence in the School of Worship Leadership. We are proud to have Jamie Harvil as a mentor with WTT! Select Jamie

John Chisum

Ministry Training Partner & Instructor – Worship Mentor

John is an Integrity Music worship leader, clinician, music publisher, author, producer, A&R director and seasoned songwriter. He is widely known for his songs recorded by Christian artists Ron Kenoly, Steve Green, Larnelle Harris, The Gaither Vocal Band, Truth, First Call, The Cathedrals and many of Integrity’s Hosanna! Music recordings. John has published over 400 songs in his career in conjunction with Word Music, Integrity Music, and Lifeway Christian Resources, along with worship and choral projects through Integrity Music, Word Music, Lillenas Music, Lifeway Christian Resources. He has a background of Vocal studies, B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Masters of Arts in Worship Studies from Liberty University. John serves on the Leadership Advisory Board and as a mentor for Worship Team Training. Select John

Leann Albrecht

Leanne_StandardSize_270Ministry Training Partner & Instructor – Worship Mentor

Leann Albrecht is an artist, worship leader, speaker and writer. In addition to her four solo CDs, she has sung on hundreds of albums in the past 20 years and has performed on over 80 Integrity Worship albums alone, making her the voice of favorites like “I Worship You” and, “But for Your Grace”, and “In the Arms of His Love”. She has also recorded with artists such as, John Tesh, Amy Grant, CeCe Winans, Steven Curtis Chapman, Avalon, Women of Faith, Michael W. Smith, Darlene Zschech, Don Moen, Paul Wilbur, Matthew Ward, Kim Hill, Ron Kenoly, Twila Paris and many others. She has been a worship leader with Worship International, Women of Faith, Maranatha Praise Band, Renewing the Heart, and Integrity’s Seminars4Worship. Leann, along with her husband Carl, serves as a mentor through Worship Team Training. Select Leann

Carl Albrecht

Carl_StandardSize_270Ministry Training Partner & Instructor – Worship Drummer Mentor

Carl Albrecht has been a professional drummer and percussionist for over 30 years. He has a Bachelors of Music Degree in Composition and Arranging with percussion studies. He has played on over 80 Integrity Music projects; Maranatha Praise Band and numerous other Christian, Pop, Country, Jazz, & Commercial projects. Carl has worked with such artist as Ron Kenoly, Don Moen, Paul Baloche, Leann Albrecht, Lenny LeBlanc, Bob Fitts, Paul Wilbur, Alvin Slaughter, Darrell Evans, Phil Driscoll, Koinonia, Abe Laboriel & Friends, Kim Hill, Paul Overstreet, Anita Cochran, LeAnn Rimes, Connie Smith, Don Potter, Jason Upton, and Travis Cottrell. Carl is equally known as an inspiring speaker and teacher at many seminars and worship events including Worship Leader Workshops, Seminars4Worship, Leadworship Workshops and more. Carl is the author of “The Worship Drum Book,” and is a mentor through Worship Team Training. Select Carl

Gina Stockton

Gina_StandardSize_270+Ministry Training Partner & Instructor – Worship Mentor

Gina is a genuine and transparent worship leader, a song writer and gifted vocalist. For over 25 years she has poured her heart into the local church. Gina is on staff at Coast Hills Church in Mission Viejo as Coordinator, Worship & Programming. Her broad range of talents have given her a range of ministry responsibilities that include vocal directing, service programming, and team leadership in a variety of areas, including worship and creative arts, women’s and children’s ministries and has a unique ability to relate to all ages and is passionate about involving all generations and facets of the congregation in the worship experience. We are thankful to have Gina as a Mentor with Worship Team Training. Select Gina

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