Founder LWA/Dir. of Curriculum
Michael is a 35-year industry veteran with a passion for training in the technical arts. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Ministry and Worship Arts. He has background that includes engineering, system design, and consulting, and has been on church staff as a technical director, audio director, and worship pastor.
He is currently serving as Media Pastor for Victory Church in Scurry Texas and leads a “Classic Service” there as well.
He is been an audio consultant for Air Force Entertainment and written curriculum for Christ for the Nations, as well as serving as Adjunct Professor in the Worship and Technical Arts degree program. He has been involved in sales and training for several manufacturers including Sennheiser, Turbosound, Midas, and Allen & Heath Tannoy, Lab-Gruppen, and Vaddio. He is a co-founder of Live Worship Academy and Director of Content. He is able to speak into the lives of both artistic and technical individuals, teaching technical as well as the worship theology behind it.
Business Development Team Leader
Joey has been working with churches for over 3 decades. Some of the roles he has played are church planter, lay pastor, media consultant, trainer, couples lead, greeter, and teacher. His teaching includes men, adults, couples, teens, and young adults and along with his wife have planted (2) churches – one in Dallas and one in Kansas City.
Joey is on the board of Victory with Honor serving athletes in ministry at the University of Kansas and on the Development Team for Faith Comes by Hearing in Albuquerque. The mission at FCBH is to get God’s WORD to every person on earth in their heart language.
Joey has started (5) businesses including Digital Printing Services (Overland Park / started 1996) and Bear Promotions (Salina, KS / started 1987). Both of these companies continue to prosper and still utilize the business plans developed by Joey at their inception. Besides the church world, Joey has primarily worked in two sectors: audio/visual/acoustics/lighting and printing.
Thomas’ entrance into audio engineering came through music. He began studying piano at an early age, and by fifth grade, was a church organist. While studying Jazz Piano at Temple University in Philadelphia, he began using synthesizers and soon began to work as a programmer and producer. Several years later, he was hired as a full-time engineer at a busy studio in the Philadelphia suburbs. In 2007 Thomas moved to Texas to accept the position of Audio Director for a large church. He enjoys all facets of audio work, from studio mixing, live sound, corporate audio, and sound-for-video. His musical studies have created sharp ears, giving him an awareness of the nuances in many musical styles. He has years of experience with all large format consoles, RF frequency coordination, PA installs and rigging, and have terminated a large variety of cables and connectors. He also enjoy teaching and training people so they can get the most out of their equipment and assignment.
Peter is a former A/V contracting business owner with 30+ eyars of experience. He has an extensive background in Sound system, room acoustics, CAD, and Ease modeling design work. He is accomplished TEF jockey, and has worked for several Pro Audio Manufacture’s including the Music Tribe responsible for the brands Midas Klark Teknik, Turbosound, Tannoy, and TC Electronics, as well as Yamaha. He has been involved in church audio, lighting and video design for over 30 years.