This weekend, Baylor alum, award-winning Christian artist and “Rise Up” anthem composer David Crowder is leading an all-star worship conference at Baylor intriguingly titled “Crowder’s Fantastical Church Music Conference.” Before going any further, you just have to watch the video Crowder put together advertising the conference:
The line-up of speakers and artists scheduled for this weekend includes some really impressive names: Matt Redman, Louie Giglio, Jars of Clay, Charlie Peacock, Hillsong London, Rob Bell, Derek Webb and of course the David Crowder*Band. Thanks to Crowder, each will be exposed to Baylor University for a weekend, perhaps for the first time, while the Baylor community gets the opportunity to hear from some of the leading voices in worship music today. (For tickets, click here.)
Crowder is only the latest Baylor/Waco product to emerge as a leader on the church/worship music scene. From Word Inc.’s founding in Waco to the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project to popular Christian bands of today like DC*B, Addison Road, Erin McCarley and Dutton, members of the Baylor family have helped lead the evolution of Christian music for more than half a century.
Sic ’em, worship leaders!