Michael Watson, is known primarily under the moniker of his former Sparrow Records pop rock band Above The Golden State. He most recently released a new worship album under the new name Nations. From 2003-2010 he helped plant Solid Rock (A Jesus Church) leading worship and serving in youth and college ministry. Michael spent the last two years in Eugene, Oregon as worship pastor of the church Ekklesia. He and his wife Monica are now transitioning back to the city of Portland where he plans to continue his vocation as a Worship Pastor.
Why John Mayer, Steve Jobs & Wilson from "Cast Away" Would Be on My Worship Team
Marc Wymore is a dynamic worship leader, songwriter, and creative entrepreneur. He recently planted Soul Church in San Diego, CA. He and his wife Bethany have two beautiful children, Merci (5) and Phoenix (3).
Why Worship: The Theology of Music in the Church
Corey Parnell has been a worship pastor for nearly a decade leading teams and congregations closer to God. He is Worship Pastor at Westside Church in Bend, Oregon and the lead singer of melodic rock band Elliot. Corey is the proud father of 3 year-old Greyson and married to Whitney.
Moving Target: The Hunt for Creativity in Songwriting
Casey Parnell is the Executive Director and Founder of The Well Conference, the Creative Arts Pastor at Westside Church, in Bend, OR, and a veteran worship leader with over a decade of ministry experience. He is an award-winning songwriter and is passionate about “making Jesus famous” through music and the arts. Casey is the Director of the non-profit, The Heart Campaign, a founding member and principle songwriter of the band Elliot.
Elliot(Dream Records, Capitol CMD) is a worship band from Bend, OR playing melodic rock with a heart for social justice. Elliot has performed across the globe in order to inspire that kind of change. Their music was featured in TOM'S Shoes One Day Without Shoes campaign, their song Beauty of the Cross was featured at the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta, GA and many of their songs are sung in churches around the world.