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International Center for Worship

Recently Held Events

Gospel Heritage Worshiper's Summit

Friday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m. & Saturday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Regent University Chapel
Free and open to the public; registration required


Writing and Ministering God Songs: A Worship Leader Boot Camp with worship artist Tanya Riches, originating from Hillsong Church, Australia

Saturday, March 1, 2013
First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk
820 Colonial Avenue Norfolk, VA 2350


True Worship: Writing and Stewarding Music for the Church with Tommy Walker, Randy Alward, Phil Sillas and David M. Edwards

Saturday, January 28, 2012
Library Auditorium, Regent University

  • Understand how to align your lyrics with Scripture for dynamic songs, powerfully grounded in life-giving Truth.
  • Discover proven tools that will give your songs longevity within the community of faith.
  • Hear three of Christian music's most prolific leaders and mentors in worship.


Guest Speakers

Tommy Walker
Tommy has led worship at Christian Assembly in Los Angeles, Calif., since 1990. He has traveled with Promise Keepers, Greg Laurie Harvest Crusades and Franklin Graham. He has also served with such church leaders as Jack Hayford, Bill Hybels and Rick Warren and led worship in the Philippines, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Guatemala, Zambia, Brazil, and many other nations.

Tommy has recorded worship projects for Maranatha! Music, Integrity Music, and Get Down Ministries. He has written well over 100 songs currently being tracked by CCLI and sung in churches around the world, including “He Knows My Name,” “Only A God Like You,” “That's Why We Praise Him,” “Lord I Believe In You,” “Mourning Into Dancing,” “Break Through,” “We Will Remember,” and “I Have a Hope.”

Randy Alward
Randy is a third-generation pastor's son, youth, associate, and senior pastor. He joined Maranatha! in 1994, overseeing product development and sales. In 1998 he became the COO. He has served as program director and worship director for ministries such as Promise Keepers, Family Life, Night of Worship, and Worship Leader Workshops, along with producing over 300 recordings, including such products as WOW worship, Songs 4 Worship, Top 25 and Top 40 brands. In 2004, Randy became Maranatha! Music's President/CEO, where he currently serves. He is also on the board of directors for The Corinthian Group, Maranatha Music, CCLI, and CMPA.

Randy is the founder and executive producer of “The Invitation” with pastor Rick Warren, including series titles with Beth Moore, Kay Warren, John Baker and Tim Clinton, with over 1.4 million copies sold in the U.S.

Craig Adams
Craig Adams currently serves as Creative Director for LifeWay Worship Music Group in Nashville, TN. With more than 25 years of experience as a 5-time Dove Award-winning producer and arranger, Craig's sphere of influence within the Christian music industry has become far-reaching. He is a professional member of the National Music Publishers Association and Gospel Music Association. A published producer, songwriter, arranger, orchestrator and musician, Adams' work has contributed to the success and ministry of such notable names as Sandi Patty, Steve Green, Sonic Flood, FFH, Margaret Becker, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Christ Church Choir, David M. Edwards, The Imperials and The Old Time Gospel Hour Quartet.

Having served nearly 25 years in church music ministry and worship leadership, Craig has a fiery passion for creating resources for worship ministry resource for the Church. It is this role in local church ministry that fueled his efforts as Creative Director for Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing for nearly six years and continues to motivate him in his current role at LifeWay. Craig resides in Franklin, TN with his wife of 14 years, Deanna, and 2 children, Madeline and Hayden.

David M. Edwards
David M. Edwards comes to the University with lifetime experience as a teacher, writer, musician and pastor. In 2009, Edwards produced and sang on Margaret Becker's new Christmas album Gift of Love. In 2007 and 2005, he received awards from nationally published Worship Leader Magazine for his singles "Holy Rain" and "Create in Me."

"I am thrilled and honored to be a part of Regent," said Edwards. "The School of Divinity is uniquely positioned to address the growing needs of worshipers and worship leaders from around the globe that have a hunger to understand, learn, and dialogue about a subject that touches the very heart of God."