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West TN 
Worship Summit

West TN Worship Summit: Welcome

Cost and Registration

$40/PERSON (includes lunch)

$30/PERSON for GROUPS of 10+

When registering a group,
use discount code GOTEAM


Registration deadline:
Thursday, August 18 at 2:00 pm

(two days prior to conference)

West TN Worship Summit: About

Saturday, August 20, 2022


West Jackson Baptist Church

580 Oil Well Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305



9 AM

Opening Worship Gathering

10 AM

Breakout Sessions 1

11:00 AM


11:50 AM

Breakout Sessions 2

12:40 PM

Breakout Sessions 3

1:40 PM


2:30 PM

West TN Worship Summit: Schedule

Conference Leaders

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Dr. Tony Cooper

Track: Worship Leaders/Ministers of Music

Tony has been leading worship since he was 15 back at his home church in Norman, OK. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Missions and Theology Randall University; additional music performance studies in Piano/Voice/Trombone performance at the University of Central Oklahoma; a Master of Arts in Music & Worship and a Doctorate in Worship Studies from Liberty University. Tony has been serving churches for 20+ years in OK, MS, and NC. Positions have ranged from worship leader at a church plant, bi-vocational for a revitalization, full-time at a mid-sized church, and Associate/Director of Bands at a larger church. Tony and his wife, Jennifer, were married in June of 2000. They have two wonderful children.

Mark Willard

Track: Worship Bands/Worship Teams

Mark Willard received his Bachelor of Music with emphasis in Music Theory and Composition from Samford University in 1997. He received a Masters Degree in Worship Leadership and Theology from the University of Mobile in 2020. Mark served as Worship Pastor at Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, for 21 years, and he has just completed his first year at Englewood Baptist in Jackson, TN.

At both Sherwood and Englewood, Mark has worked with hundreds of volunteers who serve in various roles within the Worship Ministry. He is working to develop a multi-generational, worship experience at Englewood, and he believes that it is important for all generations to worship God together. Mark has made a very intentional choice to educate future generations in worship leadership. He oversees the training of middle school and high school students who have a passion for leading worship, with a balanced approach to both traditional and contemporary worship styles.

Mark has written and produced seven original worship projects. He was a songwriter for Lifeway Worship from 2011-2017. He received the “Songwriter of the Year” award from Lifeway in 2013. He is a Dove Award winner and three-time nominee. Mark is writing and producing songs for Englewood Worship's first album release later this fall. Mark has also composed music for film, including the musical scores for Sherwood Pictures’ Flywheel, Facing the Giants, Fireproof and Courageous.

Mark and his wife, Katy, have been married for 24 years, and they have 4 children, Rebekah, John Mark, Anna and David.

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West TN Worship Summit: Speakers

Matt Tullos

Track: Creativity in Worship

Matt Tullos has been writing dramatic, devotionals, sermons, videos, poems and humor since 1985. He is a monthly humor writer for Homelife.

He has served Southern Baptists as editor, teacher, consultant, specialist and coach at LifeWay, the Louisiana Baptist Convention and presently the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.

Matt has been married to Darlene Tullos since 1986. They have written and performed dramatic vignettes for Fall Festivals of Marriage, The Southern Baptist Convention, Sunday School Weeks, The Drama in Worship Conference, and Winter Youth Celebration. They are the parents of four sons: Isaac, Jacob, Nathan, and Caleb. 

He loves Jesus.

Dennis Allen

Track: Pianists/Keyboardists

Dennis has served in church music ministry positions in four different states. He and his wife, Nan, have also written hundreds of compositions for children, students and adults in a writing career spanning forty years. They are three-time winners of the GMA Dove Award for their projects and their musicals, collections, orchestrations, dramatic works and individual songs have sold well over three million copies worldwide. Dennis was also a Associate Professor of Worship and Church Music at Truett McConnell University for seven years. He is currently a music associate at Judson Baptist Church in Nashville, playing keyboard in worship services and accompanying the orchestra.

West TN Worship Summit: Speakers
West TN Worship Summit: Speakers
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Megan Allen

Track: Choirs (Directors and Members)

Megan Allen, a Southern Illinois native, earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree in 2003 from Murray State University. She currently serves at the Director of the Bethel University Renaissance Choir, Resound (16 voice group) and directs the music for the Renaissance theatre program. Renaissance is very unique in that it is an extra curricular scholarship program where students are given opportunities to sing, act, play an instrument or in technical production. The groups travel to churches and serve in music ministry all over the Midwest!

Before coming to Bethel in 2017, Megan taught K-12 choral music, integration/aesthetic arts education.  She has also served in music/ children’s/youth ministry for over 20 years. In 2009, Megan was given the prestigious Tennessee Young Music Educator of the Year award.  She has also served as guest clinician and judge for the Illinois and Kentucky music education associations and has been an event chairman for several events the West TN Vocal Music Education Association.  Megan currently serves alongside her husband Jeremy, in youth ministry at Chapel Hill Baptist Church, Milan, TN.  They have two beautiful children, Fisher (10) and Ruby (5). In her spare time (which is rare) Megan enjoys fitness, shopping and traveling with her family!

Pam Andrews

Track: Children's Choir

Originally from Poplar Bluff, Missouri, music has been a life-long activity for Pam Andrews. She has written and produced over 70 children’s choir musicals and has written over 700 songs for children working with various publishers in the Christian music field. She now has her own publishing company, Pam Andrews Music. Pam also serves as an adjunct professor at Welch College and teaches piano. Pam has been nominated for several Dove Awards for her children’s musicals and was recently chosen by the Grammy Foundation as Top Ten Music Teacher in the United States and Music Teacher of the Year by the Country Music Association. Pam is married to David Andrews and they have two children and four grandchildren.

West TN Worship Summit: Speakers
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Phil Jenkins

Track: Audio-Visual

Phil Jenkins is the co-owner of Internally Sound. Offering complete technical production services from concept to the final product, they provide cutting edge technology for all events and installations. Their event services include complete production management: drawings, production advance, and management of sound, lighting, video, and staging.  From Ballrooms to Arenas, Church Auditoriums to Stadiums, we can put together a technical system that will meet your needs and your budget.

Internally Sound’s installation services include design and installation of sound, lights, video, and projection, but it is their training and support that allow them to truly take care of their customers.  If your installation is a theater or a church auditorium …  new construction, renovation, or just technical upgrades, they can design and install a system that will be reliable and serve you well for 

Austin Gray

Track: Audio-Visual

Austin has worked in worship and production technologies for 10 years. For the last 5 years he has worked as the Install Project Manager and Lighting and Video Director for Internally Sound. Austin has been the project lead and principal designer on many audio, video, and lighting projects for churches, theaters, gymnasiums, stadiums, and businesses across West Tennessee and the Mid-South. He has been fortunate to work as the lighting director for a variety of artists including Tauren Wells, Danny Gokey, Tripp Lee, KB, David Phelps, and Jason Crabb and for events featuring Dr. David Jeremiah, Sheila Walsh, Herschel Walker, and Vice President Mike Pence. Austin has a passion for using his experience in church and live event production to leverage technology in worship, striving to curate spaces for the gospel to be clear and potent.

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West TN Worship Summit: Speakers
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Scott Shepherd

Speaker: Opening Worship

Scott serves as Worship and Music Specialist with the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board. An active educator, worship leader, composer, and conductor, Scott received his education at Shorter University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Webber Institute for Worship Studies. He directs the Tennessee Men’s Chorale and Tennessee Ladies Chorus and served for three years on the adjunct faculty at Union University. Recently, he served as an interim pastor and an interim pianist…but not at the same time. His family of six (The Shepherd Family) were active worship leaders and performers for several years. Scott is married to his college sweetheart, Traci, and they live in a little, West Tennessee town named Henry, just outside Paris. Together they have four children: Jordan, Iris, Gideon, and Grace.

Steve Moore

Worship Leader: Opening Worship

Steve Moore is the worship pastor at West Jackson Baptist Church, now partnered in ministry with his childhood youth minister, Andy Neely. Steve is an alumni of Union University and Southern Seminary. His family moved to Jackson in June 2019, after serving 11+ years at FBC Paducah, KY. Steve and his wife Cassie have twin sons who were born in Ethiopia (Elijah and Isaiah), and a daughter (Jesse Elizabeth).

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West TN Worship Summit: About

Special thanks to
Getty Music and the Music Department of Union University for their generous support of the West TN Regional Worship Summit. 

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