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Hi, I’m Casey Wise.

Jefferson City, TN

Phone Number

(423) 248-8174

Email

[email protected]

Experience

First Baptist Church
Youth Worship Leader

Education

Carson Newman University
BM in Music

Church Affiliation

NonDenominational

Years In Ministry

7 years

Vocals/Instruments

Tenor, Baritone, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keys & Piano

Skills

Conducting, Vocal/Instrumental Lessons, Social Media, Arranging, Composition

Tools & Software

ProPresenter, Planning Center, PowerPoint, Ableton, Finale, GarageBand

Personal

Wife: Ashley - married 2 years
Personality: ENFJ

Top 3 Strengths

Social/ People Skills0%

Visionary0%

Determined0%

Philosophy of Worship
What is your philosophy of worship?

As Christians, we were created to glorify the all mighty God. Worship, by definition, is the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity. To me, it means so much more than a generic definition, Worship is the most raw and pure form of praise that we can give God. If we are experiencing joy or sorrow we can always go into worship and experience the movement of the Holy Spirit and praise God in the storms of our lives. As a worship leader, my goal is to facilitate a place where all are welcome no matter where they are at in their lives. While the congregation is engaged we must teach them the vocabulary of the faith and we must assume they are all new. This is something that I never experienced as a new believer and I have made this mistake in the past. We must not only develop passionate worshippers but well versed ones as well. This takes me into my next point, that the whole experience needs to be Christ centered. Sometimes we get too caught up into ourselves and the production value when we need to be directing all of our focus to Jesus. Jesus is the whole reason we are here and worshipping so why would we make him second on our list? When he is the sole focus of worship, the goal has been met. This leads into one of the things that I feel distracts from worship, and that is poor musicianship. To me, we are just the facilitators and we must do our job so that everyone can experience the spirit. I would not want someone’s experience to be interrupted by a wrong note, or out of key singing or any other musical flaw. This is why I strive for musical excellence and ensure that everyone on the team is well prepared. I will dedicate as much time needed to help anyone better themself on an instrument or singing to ensure distraction free worship. Lastly, I think just being an open and honest person will help all people in their walk with Christ. A lot of the times, leaders of the church are viewed as perfect or flawless, but this is not true at all. We must tell stories from our personal lives and other struggles to reassure others that we experience hardships too. I have personally struggled with depression for years and I know if a pastor had talked about his or her experiences I would have felt a lot better. We are all flawed and without Christ we don’t stand a chance, but when joined by the power of worship, it reassures us that he is here and working.

Ideal Relationship with Lead Pastor
How would you describe the ideal relationship between senior/lead pastor and worship leader?

The ideal relationship to me would be a very close one. In my opinion, the worship leader should be working very closely to the pastor so that they can plan and facilitate well organized worship. It should also be a relationship to where there is no fear to ask the difficult questions and bring up issues that may arise.

References

Logan Inman || (865) 242-7552 ||  [email protected]com
Shane Mitchell || (270) 402-3222 || [email protected]
Curtis Moss || (502) 445-0073 || [email protected]
Matt Labarbara || (859) 230-0842 || [email protected]
Favorite Worship Song

Highlands(Song of Ascent)

Hillsong United

Favorite Scripture

Psalm 46