Worship Pastor Resume

Strong affections for God, rooted in and shaped by the truth of Scripture- this is the bone and marrow of biblical worship.

 John Piper

JEFF LAWSON

St. Louis, MO / jeffery.lawson@gmail.com / 513-314-7776

MINISTRY OBJECTIVE

To be called into a Worship Pastor position where the Lord might use my experience, education, and gifts to shepherd a local church through worship that is theologically-rich, biblically-pervasive, gospel-saturated, heart-enflaming, and congregationally-focused.

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

• Born Dec. 31 1984 in Middletown, Ohio.
• Embraced Christ in 2003 through the preaching of John Piper.
• Worship Influences: Indelible Grace, Fernando Ortega, Shane and Shane, The
Psalms, Dustin Kensrue, Sandra McCracken, Andrew Peterson, Sovereign Grace,
The Gettys, Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, Austin Stone, Zac Hicks, Hymns.
• Wrote “Come to the Feast” sung by Sandra McCracken on the Gospel
Coalition’s “Songs for the Book of Luke”
• Influential Authors: John Piper, Bob Kauflin, Jonathan Edwards, Scotty Smith,
Charles Spurgeon, C.S. Lewis, The Puritans, Sinclair Ferguson, Martyn Lloyd
Jones, Jack Miller, David Wells.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

St. Paul’s Evangelical Church, Contemporary Worship Director, St. Louis, MO,
January 2015-February 2017
• Attended weekly staff meetings to plan, prepare, and pray for Sunday worship
services.
• Oversaw and directed Thursday night band rehearsals.
• Crafted a set-list of songs, elements, and transitions for Sunday services.
• Prepared and led pastoral prayers during service.
• Coordinated and scheduled team members using Planning Center Online.
• Inputed graphics, song lyrics, and worship elements with ProPresenter for
projection.
• Designed artwork and graphics for sermon series, Facebook posts, and church
website.
• Edited and uploaded sermon podcasts onto church website.
• Programmed and orchestrated annual “An Acoustic Advent” Christmas
concerts.
Vintage Ten, St. Louis, MO, Jan. 2012-May 2013
• Selected songs and readings for weekly Sunday services.
• Met weekly with pastor to coordinate service goals and emphasis.
• Wrote and led congregational prayers and transitions between songs.
• Coordinated service plans and song resources through Planning Center Online.
• Organized musicians, music, and promotional material for annual Christmas
concert
Passage Church, West Chester, OH, June 2011-August 2011
• Selected songs and readings for weekly Sunday services.
• Planned and led mid-week and Sunday morning rehearsal with musicians and
vocalists.
• Led congregation through songs, prayer and readings in Sunday morning
services.
• Coordinated service emphasis and goals with lead pastor.

EDUCATION

Covenant Seminary– St. Louis, MO, August 2011-May 2013
Master of Arts: Worship and Music
Calvin College- Grand Rapids, MI, June 2007
Bachelor of Arts- Religion

SKILLS AND GIFTS

• Proficient in guitar, piano, mandolin, and vocals.
• 10 years experience with worship teams and worship leading.
• Experienced with ProPresenter, Planning Center, Adobe Photoshop, Canva.
• Broad knowledge and appreciation of historical and contemporary expressions of worship.
• Working understanding of audio technology and soundboards.
• Passion for God-glorifying, Spirit-dependent, and affection-stirring worship.
• Desire to learn and serve in other areas of ministry.
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