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Hi, I’m Mike Brandow.

Eugene, OR

Eugene, OR

Phone Number

(971) 832-2248

Email

[email protected]

Experience

East Side Baptist Church
Worship and Associate Pastor

Education

Puget Sound Christian College
BA in Biblical Studies and Music
Gateway Seminary
MA in Theological Essentials
Current student

Church Affiliation

Southern Baptist Convention

Years In Ministry

24 years

Vocals/Instruments

Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass

Skills

FOH, Stage Design, Lighting, Loops and Tracks, Composition / Writing / Arranging, Preaching / Teaching, Leadership, Scheduling, Recruiting, Training, Team Building

Tools & Software

ProPresenter, Planning Center, Easy Worship, Media Shout, PowerPoint, Ableton, GarageBand

Personal

Wife: Lisa - married 23 years
Children: Jayson 18 years old
Personality: ISTP

Top 3 Strengths

Clever0%

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Philosophy of Worship
What is your philosophy of worship?

My philosophy of worship is that true, authentic and heart felt worship is for God alone. Worship is anything we can think, speak, do, or intend to do that magnifies and lifts God above all other things. My philosophy for worship leading, as it pertains to times of corporate singing, is that all things that are done from preparation through execution are acts of worship. We rehearse and hone our skills, not as a way to show-off, but as a way to eliminate distractions or, roadblocks, for people to hear the gospel of Jesus. During service my intention is to play and lead in accordance to how preparations have been made while being sensitive to the Spirit and how He is leading me to lead His people. My primary goal is to engage the congregation and break down the “invisible wall” between the stage and the congregation.

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

The ideal relationship would be based on authenticity and chemistry. There should be an openness to have candid, constructive and productive conversations in which both parties can communicate honestly. The relationship between the lead and worship pastor is one of the most important, if not the most important, connection within the staff. The second aspect is chemistry which can be a bit more difficult to articulate. For the most part, if chemistry is “there” it’s there. At the end of the day, working alongside each other would foster an environment of fun, creativity, biblical authenticity and mutual desire to see God and His will placed at the forefront of everything that happens.

References

Larry Bailey || (541) 914-1656 || [email protected]
Jared Mlynczyk || (541) 510-9101 || [email protected]
Don Ross || (206) 849-3130 || [email protected]
Kyle Raney || (503) 915-0006 || [email protected]
Favorite Worship Song

Death Was Arrested

Favorite Scripture

John 1:5