Matthew Oladipo Abioye. I am married to Olufunmilayo Ruth Abioye. Our union is blessed with FiyinfOluwa, FolafOluwa, and FogofOluwa. I have been in the music ministry for over twenty-five years. I have served as Church Music Director in Antioch Baptist Church, as a music student in training in Odo-Oru Baptist, both in Ogbomoso. After my training, I have served in United English Baptist Church, Bethel Baptist Church, Kawo, both in Kaduna and currently in Ebenezer Baptist Church, Sapele, Delta State since 2009. I hold a Bachelor of Church from The Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso, and Masters of Arts in Creative Conducting from Delta State University Abraka, Delta State.

Rev. Victoria Ayankemi Adeyinka is a child of God trained as music and worship leader at the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary Ogbomoso, Nigeria. She has had many opportunities to serve God in many churches of the Nigerian Baptist Convention in different states of the country as Music and Worship Minister. She is married to a loving husband Adekunle Timothy and the marriage is blessed with two promising son Jedidiah AdeOluwa and Joshua AraOluwa. By the grace of God, she had released three (3) musical albums (Greater is He 2011, Forget not His Benefits 2016, and Joyful Laughter 2021). She also led her choir at Alma Rohm Baptist Church Iwo to release a musical album titles “Maranatha” in 2013. She’s presently in her second year of doctoral program as one of the pioneer students in Worship studies at the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary Ogbomoso, Nigeria.

Rev. Solomon Tunde Ajayi. He is a child of God, called and trained. He received his training and had his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Church Music (Composition) at a prestigious seminary, The Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary Ogbomoso. He is a music consultant, counselor, educator, composer, arranger, and passionate teacher. He has served as a minister of music in some Nigerian Baptist Churches like Aanu Oluwa Baptist Church, Ogbomoso Oyo State, First Baptist Church, Okeho, Oyo State, PJ Ladapo Memorial Baptist Church, Ikirun, Osun State and First Baptist Church, Makurdi, Benue State and currently at First Baptist Church, Ilorin, Kwara state. Rev. Solomon Tunde Ajayi is married to Deborah Funmilola Ajayi, and the marriage is blessed with Susanna, Daniel, and Joanna.

Rev. Matthew ‘Voke Emojefe Amuro is a lecturer at the Baptist Theological Seminary, Eku He is a Speaker and Facilitator of Church Music and Christian worship conferences, workshops and seminars in churches and institutions. He is an experienced church pastor, minister of music and worship, and researcher. He founded the Glomat Worship Renewal Ministry along with his wife, and he is the author of “Church Music, Worship and Evangelism: Perspectives for the 21stCentury African Church.” He is married to Pastor Gloria O. A. Amuro and they are blessed with five children.

Rev. Victoria Oyenike AYANO is a lecturer at the Faculty of Church Music, of the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso. She is a minister of the Gospel with passion, who is into singing, teaching and discipleship. She is privileged to serve as music ministers in New Era Baptist Church, Grace Baptist Church, and Halleluyah Baptist Church, all situated in Ogbomoso. Currently, she is joining God to fulfill same assignment at Calvary Life Baptist Church, where her Husband undershepherds. Her ministerial endowment has afforded her the opportunity severally to present Christ and His power of resurrection at Conferences, Workshops and Churches. She is the setman of God’s Praise Ministry, a team given to leading God’s people to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth, since 1990. The Ministry has recorded two albums titled: Jise Re Nde (Revive your Work), and Igbagbo Ninu Jesus (Faith in Jesus). She is a doctoral candidate in Christian Worship, and her research interests are in: Musicology and Christian Worship. She is happily married and blessed with heavenly gifts.

Pastor Mrs. Ayobami A. Ayanyinka is a lecturer in the faculty of Church Music at the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria. She is the author of “From Waste to Wealth: An Advocacy for Preserving African Church Music Values for Contemporary Christian Worship,” “Magic or Miracle?: A Christian Apologetic Response to Current Prophetic Claims in African Congregations” and several others. She is an ICETE  Academy Fellow (IAF) and currently the Music Minister of New Heritage Baptist Church, Ogbomoso. Her current research interest for her Ph.D. dissertation is “A Theo-Musicological Analysis of Music Used in Contemporary Christian Worship. She is married to a loving and caring husband Mr. Akinade Isaac Ayanyinka and the union is blessed with three godly sons, Adeyemi, Adefemi, and Adetayo.

Pastor Daset Fwangshak Emmanuel is an artistic theologian, Musicologist, Video Director, Music Producer, and Christian worship Teacher. He studied at Baptist Theological Seminary, Kaduna, where he earned a Diploma in theology. He also studies at The Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary Ogbomoso, Nigeria, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Church music and a Master’s degree in Sacred Musicology. Daset currently serves as the Pastor of Bishara Baptist Church, Osogbo Osun State, Nigeria. He is a PhD student of The Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary Ogbomoso. Daset is the founder of Kerygmatic Music Ministry, which exist to proclaim Jesus Christ all over the world through music evangelism. He is married to his lovely wife, Pastor Blessing Fwangshak. The marriage is blessed with two Godly and handsome boys, Longji and Longdes Fwangshak Emmanuel.

Mrs. Talla Nee Chesirri Mouma Emmanuella. She is a lecturer in the Faculty of Church Music, Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomosho. She serves as the Media/Technical Coordinator of Victory Baptist Church Isale General, Ogbomoso, Nigeria. She is passionate about preaching the gospel through music, teaching, and raising leadership toward sound biblical worship. Also, she is the founder of Worship Today International.

Rev. Mrs Rachael Funke Ojo, a Pastor, Teacher, Conductor and a Researcher. Currently a PhD 2 Christian Worship Student at The Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary Ogbomosho,Oyo State Nigeria. A Lecturer at the department of Church Music, Baptist College of Theology Lagos, Nigeria and Minister of Music of New Heritage Baptist Church, Ikorodu Lagos, Nigeria. Married to Rev. Adegbola Ezekiel Ojo(A Pastor-Administrator) and blessed with a boy (Testimony Jesupemi) and a girl(Gracious Jesufemi).

Rev. Gracious I. Okoronkwo, a doctoral student at the The Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria received his master’s degree in Religious Sacred Music (Sacred Musicology) from Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria. He is the Church Music & Worship Consultant at New Estate Baptist Church in Abuja, Nigeria. He is President of the Leadership Development and Youth Empowerment Outfit Pranex Consult, as well as the President of Church Music Academy. He also serves as the convener and host of the program “Effective Church Music Management with Pastor G,” a regular church music leadership program for Church Music Leaders available on radio, television, and social media.

Emmanuel Olabisi is a Baptist ordained gospel minister with both Church Music and Theological. He has distinguished himself as an outstanding minister of the gospel over a period of time as a worship and music speaker in workshops, conferences, and churches across denominations. He disciples and trains the new deacon elects, other worship leaders; praise team, church choir and instrumentalists, also to the populace of the worshippers. Olabisi is an instructor at the Nationwide Baptist Music workshop for many years. There many books to His credit on both worship and church music that are widely used across denominations. He is currently a Doctoral student in Christian Worship at The Nigerian Baptist Theological, Ogbomoso, Nigeria. Olabisi is married to Olufunke and blessed with children.

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Dr. Monique M. Ingalls is a researcher, teacher, network builder, and church musician. She serves as Associate Professor of Music and Church Music Graduate Program Director at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, USA. She is the author of Singing the Congregation: How Contemporary Worship Music Shapes Evangelical Community (2018) and coeditor of four books that set forth new interdisciplinary approaches to studying congregational music-making. She is also cofounder of the biennial international conference “Christian Congregational Music: Local and Global.” She is the keyboard player and choir director at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church in Waco, Texas, USA.


Dr. Shannan Baker is a drummer, worship leader, and researcher in Contemporary Worship theology and music. She is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Baylor University. She received her bachelor’s degree in Music (Worship Arts) from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, MI, and a Master of Arts in Worship and a Master of Theology degree from Calvin Theological Seminary.

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Breck McGough is a singer, conductor, and composer whose works have premiered at national and international film and music festivals.  He studied at the University of Central Oklahoma where he earned bachelor’s degrees in humanities and vocal music education, and a master’s degree in music composition.  Breck currently serves as the choir director at First Presbyterian Church in Waco, Texas and is a doctoral candidate at Baylor University.

Samuel Tandei is a church musician, researcher, teacher, and lifelong learner in Christian worship from Indonesia. He has taught church music at the Southeast Asia Bible Seminary in Malang, East Java, and is currently entering his third year in the PhD in Church Music program at Baylor University. He received his undergraduate degree from Parahyangan Catholic University in Indonesia, a Master of Divinity in Church Music from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Master of Sacred Theology (concentrating in theology and the arts) from Boston University School of Theology.