CreatorLeadershipNetwork.com (CLN), the first-ever online radio stations exclusively devoted to teaching and training for worship leaders and church musicians is offering up its experts to media outlets for interview opportunities.
Through 2 online radio “channels”, CLN is committed to providing the best, targeted programming to train and encourage this unique community via online streaming radio and podcast access, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Creator Worship is the channel for worship leaders who lead a contemporary or even more progressive pop-culture service format. Creator Reverence creates a “home” for traditional music ministers and choir directors.
All of these experts are dedicated to providing content not only to Creator Leadership Network at www.CreatorLeadershipNetwork.com, but to media outlets who may be interested in talking about the needs of the worship community. Hear it today… Use it tomorrow!
Available for interviews:
Branon Dempsey from Worship Team Training (on Creator Worship channel)
Worship Team Training has served church worship ministries since 2002 by providing live workshops and online resources to help inspire, create and transform the leading of worship. Branon Dempsey responded to God’s call to ministry in 1993 to help connect people to Christ through worship ministry. The Lord desires for His people to respond to Him in worship as a life – not as a style. The question is how are you being equipped to reach people through your gifts and skills, focused in a way that rightly honors the Lord while edifying His Church? Topics include: Leading young leaders. How to transition music styles in your church. How to maximize the sound of your vocal team and choir. Getting your musicians to play with more sensitivity and unity. Career versus Calling. Drums: too loud in your church? Getting along with one another and conflict resolution. Looking at the contemporary songs we sing, are they good theo or bad? What new Worship Leaders should NOT change in the church. Why the Senior Pastor is “Just Not That Into You.” How a church CD is more of a missional tool than a positional product.
Rick Muchow (Saddleback Church) from the show Living A Life Of Worship (on Creator Worship channel)
Rick Muchow is the Pastor of Worship at Saddleback Church and worship leader for “Purpose Driven” pastor Rick Warren. He has been serving faithfully at Saddleback for 21 years and oversees the Worship Arts ministry consisting of the Creative Arts, Technical Arts and Worship Leadership Teams. Rick also serves as one of 7 Elders who serve the ministry at Saddleback. Rick has recorded 11 albums and has 84 songs registered with CCLI. Encouraging Music publishes all of Rick’s music including sheet music and companion resources for the Worship Leader and congregations worldwide. Rick is the author of “The Worship Answer Book” published by Thomas Nelson and is a Contributing Editor for Christianity Today’s “Leadership Journal”.
Richie Fike from Indie Extreme’s Living in the Moment (on Creator Worship channel)
Indie Extreme’s “Living In The Moment” is hosted by Richie Fike of Fike & Dana. The show is a “Dan Patrick Show” styled talk show with discussions on worship as well as interviews with artists, worship leaders, and songwriters. It also includes a weekly Indie Extreme artist spotlight! Indie Extreme is a label services company partnering with industry distribution giant Universal Music Christian Group to provide major label services to independent artists and labels. Over the last 2 years, Indie Extreme has worked with worship songwriter and artist Richie Fike of the award-winning band, Fike & Dana to accomplish the development of their music, goals and brand. Richie is the full time Worship Pastor at Vanguard Church in Colorado Springs, CO and a writer with Integrity Music Publishing. Fike & Dana won “Song of The Year” at GMA in the Rockies 2008 for their worship song “Ascend to Heaven”. The song was picked up along with “Not Just A Story” by Lillenas Publishing and included in the 2009 Easter Choral Program titled “Ascend to Heaven”. Fike and Dana were named the 2009 New Artist in “Worship Leader Magazine” and have had several featured stories over this past year along with the inclusion of “Who is Like the Father” in the October 2009 SongDiscovery.
Wade Odum from Creator Tech Talk (on both the Creator Worship and Creator Reverence channels)
Creator Tech Talk is a program focused on the bridging of gaps that can arise between those leading in Worship and those serving in a media technical capacity. Wade features practical suggestions with problem solving techniques for those who seek unity between the “folks in the back” and the “folks up front.” Listen to interviews with Media Tech Engineers, as well as Music Ministers and Worship Leaders alike. Wade Odum has over 35 years of media technology experience. Wade has served two of California’s largest Presbyterian Churches: as Chief Audio Engineer/Technician with Menlo Park Presbyterian, and as Director of Media Technologies with Fair Oaks Presbyterian.
Mark Adkison from HearItFirst.com’s Straight to the Point (on Creator Worship channel)
HearItFirst.com is the best in class, definitive online destination for the Christian music fan. Filled with rich content covering the entire Christian music industry, HIF boasts an array of site features including Exclusive Content Rich Media—videos, photos & audio streams, Genre Sections, Artist Pages, News, New Releases, Store, Tour Information, Community and Blogs. HearItFirst.com is the destination for Christian music fans to connect with a community of other fans and enjoy the newest and most exclusive information about their favorite artists. Most recently, Mark orchestrated the Make A Difference Tour’s live webcast which shattered the previous record with nearly 742,000 tuning in to see Third Day, Tobymac, Michael W. Smith and Max Lucado on HearItFirst.com. That webcast set the high-tech milestone as the largest Christian concert webcast ever, breaking the previous record by 400% as fans from 99 countries watched live.
Doug Lawrence from Doug’s Master Class (on Creator Reverence channel)
Doug Lawrence is part of that unusual group of people for whom one career simply isn’t enough. He has served in the academic community at five institutions of higher learning, sung in the Hollywood studios for many years in movies such as “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and supplied singing voices for many of Hollywood’s biggest stars. In television, he has been involved in nearly 200 network programs over a 40 year span. Doug’s bass-baritone, soloist concert career has taken him around the world several times singing with nearly every major orchestra in the world under the batons of conductors such as Leonard Bernstein, Sir Georg Solti, and Erich Leinsdorf, to name a few. For more than 40 years, Doug’s influence has also been felt as a conductor, visionary, and advisor to the churches of North America and parts of Asia and included major program enhancements at two of the largest Presbyterian churches in the world. More recently, Doug has become a trusted coach and advisor to business executives who rely on him to focus, clarify, and enhance their presentation and messaging skills. His clients include many major corporation CEOs. He also serves as CEO of Speaking as a Performing Art.© Not to be missed… Doug Lawrence hosts Doug’s Master Class—a special hour with well-known composers, authors, singers, conductors and worship leaders! In-depth conversations with the guests you wish you could take to Starbucks!
Tom Jackson from Expressive Worship (on Creator Worship Channel)
Tom Jackson is the leading Live Music Producer of artists’ tours, showcases and shows in the industry. His passion is to develop an artist’s onstage skills, and to produce shows that are unique. His schedule is filled with artists from every genre of music, as well as comedians and speakers. It’s true that “All Roads Lead to The Stage” because, as digital music has grown and the public is exposed to more artists, the live show has become more important than ever before. Bill Gates says “to be successful we will need both: high-tech and high-touch.” The web gives artists “high tech” opportunities to find an audience and create more places to perform; the live stage is the “high touch” opportunity that, if done correctly, will feed fan loyalty, career growth and longevity. Buzz happens from live performances! “If an artist thinks playing tight, singing correctly, moving a lot or being cool is what moves a crowd, they’ve lost an opportunity to connect with their audience.” states Tom. “The goal is capture, connect and emotionally move everyone in the building!”
Dan McGowan from Just Pure Laughs (on Creator Reverence channel)
Dan, who was a 1st Place Winner in the 2009 Branson Comedy Festival, and appeared on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” is based out of Denver, Colorado. Dan McGowan is an established composer and songwriter of Christian songs for children and adults. His songs have appeared on audio and video projects produced by several top publishers in the Christian marketplace. When he is not writing songs for worship, Dan tours the country as a clean/Christian comic and entertainer helping churches put together outreach events and making people laugh for appreciation dinners, banquets, fundraisers, and more! Dan’s shows air Tuesdays at lunch hour laughing along with some of clean comedy’s funniest men and women!
Dr. Vernon Sanders, President of Creator Reverence and show host from Creator Radio (on Creator Reverence channel)
Vernon Sanders has been a rock musician, a college professor, an expatriate, a jazz pianist, a non-profit arts foundation administrator, an author, and a music publisher. He served for many years as Associate Professor/Director of Choral Activities at the University of Regina, Canada, and was Director of Music Ministry at Trinity Presbyterian Church in San Carlos, California for 16 years before “retiring” to devote more time to his family and his position as publisher of “Creator” magazine. He was the founding president of the Saskatchewan Choral Federation, the founding Executive Director of the Schuyler Institute for the Arts in Worship, and the founding Charter Member of the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors. Dr. Sanders served for nearly ten years as the Executive Director of the National Association of Church Musicians. He was for 20 years the managing partner of Thomas House Publications, a music publishing company which was subsequently purchased by the Fred Bock Music Company. His published choral works appear in a number of catalogs, and choirs under his direction have appeared on regional and national radio and television in the US and Canada. He is a frequent workshop leader and guest speaker throughout North America. Vern Sanders hosts a program that explores the practical side of church music and worship ministry, with information, hints, and humor from the Creator magazine knowledge base.
Scott A. Shuford, President of Creator Worship, “Ministry + Artistry = Profitability? Finding Your MAP™” columnist for Worship Musician Magazine.
Scott A. Shuford is the CEO of FrontGate Media, the largest culture-engaged media group reaching the faith and family audience and reaching 15 million email subscribers, 25 million monthly page views, and 600,000+ annually at events. He is the co-founder of Creator Leadership Network in charge of the Creator Worship online radio station for worship leaders. A featured speaker on marketing for musicians at the NAMM Show, Christian Musician Summits (CMS), and CIA Summit (Christian Independent Artist Summit,) in addition to FrontGate and Creator Leadership Network, he is a Board Member for the non-profit My Broken Palace teen suicide prevention movement. Scott and his companies play a key role in the success of record labels and artists, publishers and authors, movie studios, non-profit organizations and more seeking “creative & emerging media” outlets. Scott was recently featured in Adweek as an authority on the “Role Of Religion In Modern Consumer Culture.”
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For more information on Creator Leadership Network, or to schedule an interview with any of these experts, please contact:
Lori Lenz – FrontGate Media