The Calvary Chapel School of Worship
is a NINE MONTH CERTIFICATION
program developed to facilitate those who believe God is calling them into the music ministry. Our purpose is to encourage, equip, and engage the gifts each to become musically capable and spiritually mature in their calling.
"As each one has
RECEIVED A GIFT
minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God...If
anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all
things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory
and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:10-11
School of Worship
A Ministry of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa
Pastor Scott has been involved in various aspects of ministry from a young age. He attended Calvary Chapel Bible College and later became a youth pastor/assistant pastor at Calvary Chapel Vista with Pastor Brian Brodersen. Scott currently serves as an assistant pastor and is one of the worship leaders at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. Scott also serves as director of the School of Worship. He released his debut worship album in November 2005 and his followup album, "Til The Whole World Hears", in August 2008. He is married and has 5 beautiful daughters.
Brian has been in pastoral ministry for 30 years. He has a passion for teaching, pastoring, evangelizing and church planting. Brian has been deeply involved in missions over the past 20 years and travels extensively encouraging those on the mission field. He also teaches at CC Bible College, CC School of Ministry and loves connecting with the younger generation and helping to equip them to serve the Lord.
Pastor Chuck is the senior pastor at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, has been a Bible teacher for more then 50 years. Author of many books, his Bible studies can be heard weekdays on the nationwide radio program, The Word For Today.
John Randall was born in Southern California and was raised going to Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. Upon graduating high school, he came on staff at CC Costa Mesa, where he met his wife Michelle. After serving as Senior Pastor at Calvary Chapel Brandon Florida, John and his family recently moved back to the Southern California to pastor Calvary Chapel San Juan Capistrano as well as teach at the School of Worship. John lives in San Clemente with his wife Michelle and their 4 children.
Tim Nienhuis grew up in a Christian home and has been involved in music from an early age. He studied music privately and in college courses. He has performed for 15 years with different artists all over the world. He has been a part of the Harvest Crusade Band playing with artists like Crystal Lewis, Dennis Agajanian, Andrae Crouch, and many others. As guitarist for Fernando Ortega he also helped lead worship for the Anne Graham Lotz crusades. He teaches guitar lessons in Fountain Valley and composes music for Tv/film. He lives in Orange County with his wife and two children.
John attended Orange Coast College and Cal State Long Beach where he majored in Business Administration and took performance classes. John toured domestically and internationally with Larry Carlton on and off for 18 years. He also circled the globe with Barry Manillow’s world tour. John performed for the 2001–2002 critically acclaimed LION KING at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, and has been keeping the beat for NBC’s FRASER show for almost 10 years. As a player for Promise Keeper’s Men’s Christian Ministry at live stadium worship concerts, John can be heard on their albums for the past 8 years. John also performs as a session musician for film, television shows, and commercials. He currently lives in Southern California with his wife Karen and 2 children, Christina and Joseph.
Pastor Bill was saved in 1970 and was a part of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa until 1973 when he moved to the desert near Palm Springs. Since his conversion he has always been involved in leading worship. He lived and served in the desert for 19 years, and planted Calvary Chapel Desert Hot Springs. He and his family (wife- Joy, children- Bethany, Shannon, Jeremy, Starlin) moved to Melbourne Australia in 1991 and planted Calvary Chapel of Melbourne. After their visas ran out they moved to Albuquerque where he went on staff with Skip Heitzig serving as director of the School Of Ministry and Missions Pastor. He came back to Southern California to take the leadership at Calvary Chapel Huntington Beach in June of 1997. He has traveled extensively teaching and leading worship and conducting outreach. When he came to Orange County in 1997 he immediately began “Coast to Coast” missions and began preparing people to take part in the great commission. He sees worship as an integral part of the call to missions. His life is defined by what David said in Psalm 108:3 “I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples, and I will sing praises to You among the nations.”
Worship leader. Artist. Seldom have the two labels blended as seamlessly as in the music and message of multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter Evan Wickham. His debut album, Mysterious Things, released in 2006, is a tour-de-force collection of intimate worship, heartfelt expressions of joy and wonder at God's blessing, and a celebration of the redemptive power of salvation in Jesus Christ.
Evan is an ordained minister who serves as a Worship Pastor at Horizon Christian Fellowship in San Diego, CA, while also ministering in music and speaking at churches, retreats, and conferences worldwide. Evan and his wife Sandy lead worship with the kind of closely intertwined vocal harmony that can only come through years of ministry together with Evan fronting the band on guitar and keyboards. Evan and Sandy reside in the surf community of Oceanside in North San Diego County, CA, with their three boys Gavin, Jadon and Hendrick.
Gia Lucid is a New Jersey native who after mastering three self-taught chords at the age of 12, she began leading worship for her school chapels. Soon after, she moved onto children’s ministry followed by youth ministry and then adult worship at her home church, Calvary Chapel Old Bridge (CCOB). Now in her 20s, Lucid resides in Chino, California, and travels frequently, leading worship and sharing original songs for church services, retreats, conferences and anywhere else the Lord leads. She is also a worship leader and vocal director at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills as well as a vocalist and guitar player in the worship band, Scarlet Hope.
Elva Frye was born and raised in a family of musicians. Her mom is a Christian Spanish/English singer/songwriter recording artist, worship leader, and guitarist and Elva and her brothers would often sing with their mother. At age 5 Elva began playing piano and began writing songs at age 12. At age 11, she played the piano for her "pastor dad's" church worship team with her mother until she was 18.
In college, Elva played at a few different open mic nights and talent contests, but found her true calling after meeting her now husband Brian. Music had become unimportant in college, but the fire was rekindled after she played at a Calvary Chapel Cafe Open Mic Night. Leading others to worship God with a sincere and open heart has become Elva Frye's main desire. “My hope as a worship leader is to remove the distractions, take a person by the hand, and say, "Come with me, let's sit at the feet of Jesus together. I don’t want anyone to miss out on what God has for them. I especially love leading worship with my husband, Brian, as there is a completeness aspect “. After marrying, they began leading worship together
at their home church Calvary Chapel San Francisco and after graduating from the School of Worship in 2006 the Lord has opened doors for her to lead worship all over Southern California, across the US and the world.
Chaz grew up in Southern California and has been involved in leading worship for over 16 years. Throughout high school and college Chaz played electric guitar and led worship for various student ministries and camps. While working on a degree in Business and Music, he studied Audio Engineering and began working in Recording Studios and in Radio Production. Upon completing his degree in 2002, the Lord called Chaz to attend Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta, CA where he grew in the grace and knowledge of God. Chaz now lives in Murrieta with his wife and daughter and serves as the Director of the Music and Media Department at Calvary Chapel Bible College along with being the Worship Pastor for the on-campus church, Calvary Chapel Hot Springs.
Christina is a native of Southern California. After graduating from the Calvary Chapel Bible College in 1997, she has been actively involved in various facets of the worship ministry at several different congregations including CC Chino Hills, CC Bible College, and CC Saving Grace. She has been serving as the Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastor at CC Saving Grace for the past 4 years and is now the newest addition to the SOW staff.
Neil gave his life to the Lord in the late 90’s, after many years involved in secular music in England ... was on staff with Brian Brodersen in London, England, and since 2001 has served on staff at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. Since 1998 Neil has been actively involved in many areas of Christian music, from touring bands, music festivals, arena events, overseas missions trips, and recording projects. Neil currently lives in Southern California with his wife, Romy, and son, Luke.
Landon Bailey was born and raised in a Christian home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. With a pianist/singer for a mother, a recording artist father, and folk loving/guitar collecting grandfather, Landon learned quickly and is proficient in several instruments. As a singer/songwriter and worship leader, he has the heart to serve the Lord and others through the gift of music. He has served in both Indiana and California, and in 2008 had the opportunity to travel the world, taking the gospel throughout the States, to the Philippines, England and Austria. Landon has recorded and produced projects in both Nashville and Orange County and worked as a house producer and studio musician at The Recording House in Grabill, IN. He currently lives in Costa Mesa with his wife, Kellie and serves in the worship ministry at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa.
School of Worship
3800 South Fairview
Santa Ana, CA. 92704
Tel: (714) 979-4422 extension:5055