"Catch on fire, and people will come for miles to watch you burn", John Wesley said. God has called us to be white-hot worshippers, ignited by the glory and beauty of our God. Our heart for the New Life School of Worship is to provide a place for people to draw near to God, pursue a deeper worship life, and develop ministry leadership skills. We believe that the local church is the place where ministry is caught as well as taught. Seminars are good; conferences are helpful; but only a local church with a global perspective can reproduce worship leaders who have a fiery passion for God and an uncompromising love for people. This year could be one of the greatest adventures of your life, challenging you and changing you into the burning worshipper God has made you to be."
Brad Parsley- President of the New Life School of Worship
Along with serving as the President of the New Life School of Worship, Brad Parsley is the Executive Pastor of Worship, Creative, and Technical Arts at New Life Church. He is the vocal director/arranger for NewLifeWorship, leads worship on Sunday mornings, directs the NewLifeWorship Choir, as well as oversees Sunday morning services. Brad also is responsible for “The Thorn” and “Wonderland,” New Life’s Easter and Christmas productions. He has also sung on several Integrity Music recordings, including “Around Your Throne,” “I Am Free,” and “My Savior Lives". Brad and his lovely wife, Andrea, have been married since 1999 and have 5 fabulous children: Caleb, Emma, Paige, Brooke, and Micah.
Matthew Fallentine - Director of the New Life School of Worship
The King’s Seminary pursuing Master of Divinity (current)
Matthew has served faithfully in the New Life Worship department for 17 years as an Associate Worship Pastor and the Band Director. He also served for 2 1/2 years as the worship pastor for the Sunday night service at New Life. He continues to serve as a worship leader and instrumentalist in the Sunday morning worship service rotation. Matthew also has extensive experience as a songwriter and producer for several Integrity Music and New Life Church Worship albums including: "I Am Free", "My Savior Lives", "Counting on God", "You Hold It All" and albums for the Desperation Band: "Who You Are" and "Everyone Overcome". Additionally, he has helped engineer other projects for well-known artists including Israel Houghton, Paul Baloche, Terry MacAlmon and Glenn Packiam.
Lindsay Henderson - Administrator of the New Life School of Worship
Lindsay arrived from sunny Florida in August of 2006 to participate as a student in the New Life School of Worship. She spent the next year serving as an intern in the worship offices and joined the staff during the summer of 2008. Since then, she has served as the Registrar and has also led the NLSW missions team to Uganda four years in a row. Lindsay loves serving at New Life and is enjoying being a newlywed!
Dr. Steven Todd
B.A. Psychology, California State University, Northridge (1978)
M.A. Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California (1995)
Doctor of Missiology, New Geneva Theological Seminary, Colorado Springs, CO (2005)
Dr. Steve has an extensive background in ministry, including 21 years in local church serving in worship and pastoral work. He now serves in a missionary capacity, traveling frequently to Africa, training and equipping thousands of national pastors with AFMIN, Africa Ministries Network. He currently is an adjunct professor for King’s Seminary, Los Angeles, CA and has been an adjunct professor for Knox Theological Seminary, Colorado Springs, (1997), Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, Colorado (2003-2004).
Dr. Joe Kirkendall, III
Biology & Education, Weber State, UT, 2000; Masters of Divinity, Fuller Seminary, CA 2004; Doctorate of Ministry, King’s College, CA, 2009.
Dr. Joe is on the pastoral staff at New Life Church and serves as a pastor for theMILL, the college ministry. He also is an adjunct professor for King’s College and Seminary.
Oral Roberts University, Theological Degree in Pastoral Ministry, Tulsa, OK
Daniel currently serves as the Pastor for the Mill, the college ministry at New Life Church. He is also a musician, drummer, and songwriter with several published songs. He has toured with Darrell Evans, Michael Gungor, and Tribe.
Bachelor of Science Degree, Oral Roberts University, 1999
Brad Sheasby serves as the Lead Worship Pastor of the Revival Town prayer and worship service at New Life Church. Brad has over 17 years of practical experience leading worship in many settings including pastoring in local churches, as a touring musician, and teaching worship workshops and seminars both in the United States and abroad in South America, Africa, China, and New Zealand. He has shared the stage with worship artists Darrell Evans, Michael Gungor, Lincoln Brewster, Kari Jobe, and others. You can hear Brad's acoustic guitar work on the recent NewLifeWorship release, Counting on God.
B.A. Communications from the University of Colorado, 2011
Aaron Wagner was born and raised in the lovely plains of Kansas. He moved to Colorado Springs in 2005. Aaron graduated from the New Life School of Worship in 2006 and is now the Small Groups Pastor and Worship Leader for theMILL. Aaron loves living in Colorado with his beautiful bride Bekah and their crazy puppy named Rocky. Aaron loves working on his old house, the smell of coffee in the morning, building random things with his hands and a good competitive game of Settlers of Catan.