Contributors

  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. 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.
     
  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.
     
  Mrs. Talla Nee Chesirri Mouma Emmanuella is Music and Worship Minister. She serves as the Media/Techincal 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.
     
  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.
     

Project Supervisor

   
  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.
     

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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 student at Baylor University.
     

Site Editors

   
  Shannan Baker is a drummer, worship leader, and researcher in Contemporary Worship theology and music.  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.  Currently, she is a third-year PhD student in Church Music 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.