In order to grow, it’s best to surround yourself with and learn from the best. Such is the case with Worship Team Tune-up.
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Rich writes on RKBlog.com and for various publications both online and in print. He recently authoring and published a book titled, The Six Hats of the Worship Leader, written for pastors and church leaders.
Rob Rinderer is a producer, songwriter, keyboardist, music director, vocalist and clinician who has worked with a wide range of artists including Billy Preston, Bobby Kimball (Toto), Bill Champlin (Chicago), Crystal Lewis, Brian Bromberg and others.
Rob has had the privilege of doing a wide range of work-from producing the music to the Harvest film “Hope For Hurting Hearts”, to being the music director for the Bobby Kimball group, to writing songs for the new Sweet Comfort Band CD, to producing and writing music for his own The Rob Rinderer Project and Ten By Tuesday. In all these areas, Rob seeks to use music to tell truth and be authentic while giving all the glory to God.
Rob has also taught worship workshops for Coast Hills Church, Willow Creek and Calvary Chapel. As a clinician Rob emphasizes unity in the body of Christ. He teaches that unity is the secret ingredient to any successful musical team.
Through all of these areas of musical focus, Rob feels blessed to be able to do what he loves. He lives in Rancho Santa Margarita, Ca with his wife Carrie, who is also a musician.
Carrie Rinderer is a vocalist and keyboardist who has served in music ministry for many years. Currently, she is the Worship Leader/Music Director at Sanctuary Fellowship Church in Mission Viejo, California as well as for the Virtue Women’s Bible Study at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Orange County. She is a vocal clinician, session vocalist, and is a private voice and piano instructor.
As a vocal clinician, she strives to give practical help with vocal technique and style while emphasizing the need for a surrendered heart to God. She encourages interaction and fun in a safe, comfortable environment. Carrie and her husband Rob, who is also a musician, live in Rancho Santa Margarita with their rescue kitties Cubbie and Ginger, and feel so blessed to be able to share God and music together.
Andrew Ford is a bass player, composer, arranger, producer and educator. He has performed with legendary artists in almost every major genre of music, while also having a Masters degree in Education. He has recorded, toured, or performed with Al Jarreau, Whitney Houston, David Crosby, Robben Ford, Chaka Khan, George Duke, Gladys Knight, James Ingram, Israel Houghton and many others.
Andrew has taught bass at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood (BIT), Citrus Community College, the Los Angeles Music Academy, and the University of La Verne. He has also taught Music Business courses at the college level. Andrew has written or co-written many songs, including “Flame” which is on the 2013 Grammy Nominated Al Jarreau project. Andrew has also had success writing for tv and film, with a number of songs in regular rotation.
“Worship is not a spectator sport! It is an act of community – a continual process and way of life that is occasionally accompanied by music.” This statement defines Dave’s view on worship, and the perspective he brings to music ministry. Dave brings 12 years of experience leading worship and coaching musicians, working with several churches and denominations over his career. His primary instrument is electric guitar, and his passion is helping others connect to God through music.
A lifelong musician, Dave learned guitar, bass, drums, and piano in his earlier years and applies those skills to develop and teach others to lead. He released an album in 2011 titled, “Invitation” and is currently working on songs for a second album.
When he is not leading worship, Dave enjoys songwriting, working as a session guitarist for independent artists, playing in several OC cover bands, working on computers and spending time with his wife Ashleigh and his 3 children – Sadie (8), Chandler (4), and Dermott (1 month). Dave currently serves as the worship leader at Los Altos United Methodist Church in Long Beach, CA.
Tom started his musical development as child by learning piano. He switched to drums to join marching band in high school. Since then, he’s played for the CA State Honors Symphony under the direction of Henry Mancini, played pop and dance music at the North Pole, danced in the Super Bowl XXI Half-Time Show as Fred Astaire, and was broadcast worldwide playing for the Saddleback Town Hall Forum featuring Senators Barack Obama and John McCain. His first ever paid gig was to play the drum solo from Sing, Sing, Sing for a local cable TV commercial.
As a father of four, Tom’s been blessed to stay close to home for the past 16 years. A large amount of his work is with Tony Guerrero for worship music, live jazz, and various sessions. He’s played at Saddleback Church for 11 years, primarily in the Praise Gospel venue, but also for many recordings, live events, and broadcasts which also featured Rick Muchow and Tom Brooks. Tom also plays and records with David Pack of Ambrosia, and occasionally tours with John Tesh. Lastly, you can also find Tom working as a clinician for Yamaha Worship Resources.
BobbyG is the Music Director for Yorba Linda UMC. He’s originally from Jamaica and began leading people in worship music back in the day when it was called “song service.” BobbyG likes to describe the skills needed for worship team leadership as applied Christianity.
In addition to his music director responsibilities, BobbyG has toured as JamaicaBob, sharing his native West Indian culture to schools and audiences around the country. Worship Team Tune-up was born out of his passion to continue learning and to facilitate his team and broader church community’s growth in the use of contemporary worship music styles for congregational worship.