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Jonathan Nelson

Chris Baker interviews his friend Jonathan Nelson, a Stellar award-winning, Dove nominated international artist, songwriter, and worship leader. He serves as the Worship Pastor at New Birth Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. This conversation is full of both Chris' and Jonathan's experience and wisdom, and we're sure you will get much out of it. Listen to this episode now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts.

Welcoming Chris Baker

Listen to the conversation between Chris Baker and Kristian Ponsford in a brand new episode of The Worship & Technology Podcast on AppleSpotify, or Google.

 

Since MultiTracks.com began in 2006, it’s been our desire to serve worship leaders in churches around the world spanning across language, region, and musical genre. Today marks a special chapter as we officially launch a new brand called MultiTracks Gospel, dedicated to serving the Gospel worship community.

As a part of this launch, Grammy Award-Winning producer Chris Baker joins our team as the Brand Manager for this division. Chris shares, “I’m super excited to partner with the MultiTracks.com team as Brand Manager for MultiTracks Gospel. I'm looking forward to providing an array of resources, training, and innovative ideas that are designed to equip and empower creatives and local churches.”

Regarding the launch of MultiTracks Gospel, Founder Phillip Edwards shares “We couldn’t be more excited to see Chris come on board to grow and develop a brand aimed at serving the Gospel Music community. Beyond the addition of new titles to MultiTracks.com, this channel will support the curation of Gospel music for our customers and we hope to see it become a place where Gospel music creators can share their works within our growing ecosystem of products for worship teams."

For the past 20 years, Chris Baker’s gift has been used to inspire and encourage people around the world. His focus has always been to promote musical excellence in the local church and the music industry at large. Chris Baker earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education with a concentration in classical performance and a Masters of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. With an arsenal of experience and instruction, Chris has been afforded the opportunity to share his gifts with people around the world in places such as Europe, Asia, South America, Australia, Canada, and Africa. Chris Baker has worked with a fascinating spectrum of artists and styles, including Marvin Sapp, Fred Hammond, Michelle Williams, Brian Courtney Wilson, Planetshakers, David & Nicole Binion, Israel Houghton, just to name a few. Chris has served as Music Director for Israel Houghton & NewBreed. He has also served as Music Director for Bishop TD Jakes Mega Fest Conference and the International Pastors & Leaders Conference. In 2016 Chris received a Grammy Award for Co-Producer of Israel Houghton’s album “Covered” Alive in Asia. In 2018 Chris was afforded the opportunity to collaborate with Mulitracks to produce a series of recordings for The Recording Collective. Chris, his wife Tina, and their children reside in Dallas Texas where they serve as Creative Directors for the Potters House of North Dallas.

Kim Walker-Smith

We are excited to share that The Worship & Technology Podcast is back! Episode 1 of Season 2 kicks off strong as Kim Walker-Smith joins our host Kristian Ponsford for a conversation! In this episode, we take a dive into Kim's meaning of worship leading, hear a few song stories behind the music from her brand new album Wild Heart, and speak into what authenticity in worship looks like. This episode is available to download and stream now in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more. 

Ep. 10 - Jad Gillies

In our last episode of season 1 of The Worship & Technology Podcast, Jad Gillies joins us! Jad is a songwriter, worship leader, and member of Hillsong UNITED. In this episode, he shares his journey of working with Hillsong, unpacks his philosophy of worship leading, and reminds us why connecting with the people we are leading is so important. This episode is a mini-masterclass and jam-packed full of worship leading practicals. This conversation will challenge you, equip you, and possibly cause you to rethink and reframe the way you lead worship! Click to listen on Apple Podcasts, or listen on Spotify or Google Podcasts now.

Ep. 9 - Rita Springer

After releasing her first album in 1995, Rita Springer is still impacting the global Church with her incredible songwriting. Pressing in to create 11 albums over the years taught Rita many lessons and gifted her valuable wisdom. Grasping the principles in the lessons Rita shares in this episode will help set us free and enable us to be more efficient in our service to God.

Ep. 8 - Noel Robinson

Noel Robinson is an incredible and well known worship leader who resides in the United Kingdom. Noel has years of experience and carries the scars of carving a path that didn’t exist before him. Hundreds of worship leaders of various backgrounds are blessed to stand on his shoulders and now walk the path he once paved. We value his teaching and know you will gain wisdom and insight from hearing this episode.

Ep. 7 - Chandler Moore

Chandler Moore of Maverick City Music joins us for Episode 7! This conversation has been incredibly helpful to us as we start to unpack and make sense of the current events happening in today's world. He also shares how he's experienced racism and prejudice inside church culture. We're thankful for this conversation with Chandler and are honored by his willingness to dive into challenging topics.

Ep. 6 - Paul McClure | The Worship & Technology Podcast

Paul McClure joins us for Episode 6! He’s an incredible songwriter within the Bethel Music family as well as the worship pastor for Bethel Church in Redding, CA. Pauls shares his journey of worship leading, his thoughts about the newest Bethel Music album, insight on leading worship through hard seasons, and more. His words are inspiring and valuable. We know it will bless you as you navigate this season.
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