Meet the Developers

The Leadership Behind the Degree

“At CBU, we believe in inspiring students to live out their purpose to the glory of God. If you are passionate about worship and God has given you a burning desire to facilitate authentic, passionate, and excellent worship in the modern Church, I urge you to take a look at CBU’s new Worship Arts and Ministry degree program.”

“At CBU, we believe in inspiring students to live out their purpose to the glory of God. If you are passionate about worship and God has given you a burning desire to facilitate authentic, passionate, and excellent worship in the modern Church, I urge you to take a look at CBU’s new Worship Arts and Ministry degree program.”

Joseph E. Bolin, DMA

Joseph E. Bolin, DMA

Dean, School of Music at California Baptist University

Dean, School of Music at California Baptist University

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Travis Cottrell

Worship Pastor at Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, TN.
Prolific writer, arranger, as well as worship leader for Beth Moore’s “Living Proof Live” conferences.

“Finding worship leaders who love God, love people and have a passion for biblical, Spirit-filled worship should not be hard. And yet for many churches it is. That is why I am so excited about the new developments in CBU’s worship degree program. CBU puts the utmost priority on ALL of those things, while they care for their students. I could not be more excited to be a part of what they are doing in this new season.”

”I am really excited about the new worship degree program at CBU.  Their staff is committed and passionate about educating and training the next generation of worship leaders.  I am thrilled to be a part of helping them build this program.”

”I am really excited about the new worship degree program at CBU.  Their staff is committed and passionate about educating and training the next generation of worship leaders.  I am thrilled to be a part of helping them build this program.”

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Don Koch

Producer for every major Christian Record Label over the last 25 years. Winner of three Dove awards for Inspirational Record of the Year, and 38 number one songs in the CCM radio market.

Producer for every major Christian Record Label over the last 25 years. Winner of three Dove awards for Inspirational Record of the Year, and 38 number one songs in the CCM radio market.

John Bolin

John Bolin

Minister of Worship & Arts
Houston’s First Baptist Church in Houston TX.

“There are few things in my life I have been more excited about than to be part of this new vision at California Baptist University. I truly believe that this worship degree program will be incredibly unique in so many ways. I also believe the need for this type of instruction has never been greater. The experience a young worship leader will receive at CBU will help equip and train them to be ready to impact the Church and the world in powerful ways.”

“I am inspired by Cal Baptist University’s passionate desire to equip the next generation of worship pastors and encouraged by their intentional efforts to serve the Church at large in this way. There are great days ahead for the churches that will be blessed by the worship leaders being trained at Cal Baptist.”

“I am inspired by Cal Baptist University’s passionate desire to equip the next generation of worship pastors and encouraged by their intentional efforts to serve the Church at large in this way. There are great days ahead for the churches that will be blessed by the worship leaders being trained at Cal Baptist.”

Cliff Duren

Cliff Duren

Worship Pastor, The Church at Station Hill; Spring Hill, TN
Dove Award Nominated Arranger, Orchestrator, & Producer

Worship Pastor, The Church at Station Hill; Spring Hill, TN
Dove Award Nominated Arranger, Orchestrator, & Producer

Travis Ryan

Travis Ryan

Sr. Worship Pastor over-all global and national campuses of LifePoint Church, Smyrna TN
Multi-Dove Award nominated, ASCAP recognized #1 hit-songwriter

“The Church has never had a greater need for worship leaders who are fully equipped to facilitate authentic and passionate worship in the House of God. CBU’s vision of raising up called worship leaders who are stylistically diverse, excellent in their craft, spiritually grounded, and professionally prepared is energizing to me. And as a CBU grad, I am excited to be part of developing this unique program that I am confident will have substantial impact across our nation and beyond.”

“I’m so excited for the opportunity to grow young worship leaders and be able to send them out to meet a need that so many churches deal with today – Which is to have a passionate leader who fosters a pastor’s heart and excellent musicianship. To God be the glory!”

“I’m so excited for the opportunity to grow young worship leaders and be able to send them out to meet a need that so many churches deal with today – Which is to have a passionate leader who fosters a pastor’s heart and excellent musicianship. To God be the glory!”

Hector Gabriel Jimenez

Hector Gabriel Jimenez

Assistant Professor in the School of Music

Assistant Professor in the School of Music

Rick Muchow

Rick Muchow

Worship Leader and Coach, who founded and led Saddleback’s Worship Arts Ministry for 25 years

“I am so excited to be a part of CBU’s new emphasis on Worship Leader education and training! CBU has a proven history of excellence and expanding resources. This new pathway, connecting musical excellence with practical ministry and theological training, is designed to produce leadership well equipped to serve and exceed the challenges of local church ministry.”

“In recent years, God has given me a great desire to explore worship styles that bring the church together past cultural and denominational lines. I’m thrilled that this is part of CBU’s vision, and excited to be joining them in preparing worship leaders with the skills necessary to effectively unite the church though worship!”

“In recent years, God has given me a great desire to explore worship styles that bring the church together past cultural and denominational lines. I’m thrilled that this is part of CBU’s vision, and excited to be joining them in preparing worship leaders with the skills necessary to effectively unite the church though worship!”

Anthony Evans

Anthony Evans

President/CEO
Anthony Evans Entertainment/Sherman James Productions

President/CEO
Anthony Evans Entertainment/Sherman James Productions

Mike Harland

Mike Harland

Director, LifeWay Worship Resources

“I am committed to helping raise up leaders for the church in worship and love all the ways CBU is poised to do that very thing. It is my privilege to join in that work.”

“More than ever, the Church needs worship leaders who are fully equipped in the theological, musical and relational dimensions of worship leadership. This is the heart of Cal Baptist’s vision. I am excited to be taking part in developing CBU’s new worship degree program and eager to witness how God will use in the future!”

“More than ever, the Church needs worship leaders who are fully equipped in the theological, musical and relational dimensions of worship leadership. This is the heart of Cal Baptist’s vision. I am excited to be taking part in developing CBU’s new worship degree program and eager to witness how God will use in the future!”

Tommy Walker

Tommy Walker

Tommy Walker is a worship leader, singer/songwriter, educator and founder of Break Through Christian Academy in Manila, Philippines.   He has served as a worship leader for 25 years with over 200 songs that are currently tracked by C.C.L.I. and are sung in churches around the world.

Tommy Walker is a worship leader, singer/songwriter, educator and founder of Break Through Christian Academy in Manila, Philippines.   He has served as a worship leader for 25 years with over 200 songs that are currently tracked by C.C.L.I. and are sung in churches around the world.

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