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Hi, I’m David Piedt.

Ocala, FL

Experience

Worship Pastor
Village View Community Church

Education

Mississippi College
Bachelor of Music in Education
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Master of Music in Worship

Church Affiliation

Non-Denominational, Baptist

Years Leading

15+ years

Vocals/Instruments

Tenor/Baritone, Acoustic or Electric Guitars, Piano/Keys, Bass, Woodwinds

Skills

Loops/multi-tracks, stage design, lighting, graphic design, video production, sound engineering, arranging, conducting,

Tools & Software

ProPresenter, Planning Center, Ableton, Reason, Logic, Finale, GarageBand, MainStage, Adobe Creative Suite

Personal

Wife: Evie - Married 9 years
Ordained to Ministry

Top 3 Strengths

Creative0%

Passionate0%

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Philosophy of Worship
What is your philosophy of worship?

 

Simply put, a Biblical model for corporate worship:

• Christ has commanded that true worshipers worship God in both Spirit and in Truth (John 4).
• In our worship, the apostle Paul instructs us to speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs (Eph 5:19-20 & Col 3:16)
• True biblical worship is an act of surrender… an offering of ourselves.
• Biblical preaching and teaching are also major ingredients.
• The worship leader (or “lead worshiper”) is charged with giving voice to
the congregation’s prayers.
• We are to model worship with humility and authenticity as a lifestyle.
• True biblical worship should be fresh, culturally relevant, engaging,
participative, and done with passionate excellence to our Father!

*See link to Philosophy of Worship doc. for more: https://www.dropbox.com/home/Personal/Resume%20Folder

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

 

I believe the relationship between a senior pastor and worship leader should be a high priority. They both should take time out of their busy schedules to sit down with each other (ideally) once a week to discuss things such as vision, goals, service themes and ideas, song and scripture flow, etc. I have seen time and again when a pastor seems to be unaware of the direction the worship leader is taking a service and vice versa. This cannot happen! The congregation is perceptive and can easily tell when two individuals are not on the same page. These roles should support and intertwine with each other. By this I mean the worship doesn’t stop when the music finishes. Rather, the music, scripture readings, prayers, and response time, all point toward the proclamation of the Word, which is central to the service. It is all worship! The pastor and worship leader should be constantly aware of each other, ready to pick up where the other has left off or spontaneously adapt as needed. They need to have mutual respect for each other and both plan out well-enough to give the other time to prepare. For instance, I love it when the pastor gives me his series outline for the entire month or season so that I have time to select appropriate songs, rehearse, create loops, and communicate with my team. Finally, I think it’s important that the senior pastor and worship leader build strong trust between one another. This allows for conversations regarding accountability and allowing them to speak the last 10% when needed. Good communication and mutual respect are vital tools for growth and will cause much less stress and tension, both on and off the platform.

In addition to the above, I’d like to add that both the senior pastor and worship leader must work together to create a worship experience that is:

– creative,
– a good representation of the body itself,
– diverse and multi-generational,
– stylistically eclectic,
– be scripturally reinforced,
– discussed ahead of time, and
– prayed over beforehand.

As pastors and shepherds of the body, it is imperative that we model worship and collaboration both on and off the platform.

Favorite Worship Song

Glorious Day by Passion

Favorite Scripture

Ephesians 3:20