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Russell Rowland

Just Worship!

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REV. RUSSELL DEWAYNE ROWLAND


2122 Fir Street

Morristown, Tennessee 37813

(318) 355-7828




PERSONAL INFORMATION


* Birth July 16, 1967; Huntingdon, Tennessee


* Marriage June 10, 1989 to Tammy Lang of Dexter, Missouri. Tammy has a Bachelor of Music from Union University and a Master of Music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Tammy participates in the adult choir and has taught Sunday School and Discipleship Training classes. Currently Tammy teaches elementary school music.


* Children 

 Matthew DeWayne; Born October 26, 1995. Matthew married Hannah (Smith) in May 2018.

Chandler Hudson; Born December 20, 1997.

Hannah Elizabeth; Born May 13, 1999.

Emily Suzanne; Born October 28, 2001.


* Hobbies/Interests Family, golf, hunting (specifically deer hunting), and cooking for a crowd on the grill or smoker.


* Licensed October 21, 1984; First Baptist Church, Dexter, Missouri.


* Ordained March 8, 1998; First Baptist Church, Dexter, Missouri


EDUCATION


* Bachelor of Music, Sacred Music Major, Voice concentration; Union University, Jackson, Tennessee, 1989.


* Master of Arts in Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, 1997.

Although my degree is in religious education, my elective studies have been in worship. I have completed ten credit hours of study in the School of Music in the area of music and worship, primarily under Dr. Bruce Leafblad.


* Continuing Education credits:

"Building a Worshipping Church," Scarborough Institute.

"Creative Worship," Dr. Bruce Leafblad, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.


Russell is also a certified Disaster Relief Chaplain with the Louisiana Baptist Convention, Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief and the North American Mission Board.  He has also received additional Disaster Relief training in Food Services and Disaster Assessment, serving on multiple callouts.


MINISTRY OBJECTIVE


I am called to serve as a Pastor through Music and Worship in a dynamic, evangelistic, creative church reaching the lost and changing the saved through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


PERSONAL STATEMENT


As a Freshman in High School I accepted Christ as my Savior during a Disciple Now weekend. Two years later I surrendered to God's call to full-time ministry. Since then I have sought the Lord for His direction for places of service. While in seminary God confirmed His call upon my life into a Ministry of Music and Worship and has given me a passion to see His people know Him and respond to Him with true worship. I desire to worship the Lord with all my heart, soul, strength, and mind; and to lead and teach others to do the same.


MINISTRY RELATED EXPERIENCE


  • Interim Worship Pastor, First Baptist Church, Powell, Tennessee, 2019 – present, Average attendance 750
My responsibilities have included planning, directing, implementing, and oversight of all music and worship ministries of the church. These responsibilities have included: worship planning and preparation, directing, recruiting, and developing the Adult Choir, Vocal Praise Team, Worship Band and Orchestra. I work in concert with the Director of Media Ministries to ensure the presentation of all aspects of the Sunday worhip service for both live and live-stream audiences. I give direction and oversight to the Worship Assistant, and both paid and volunteer Worship Leaders.

  • Minister of Music, Russellville Baptist Church, Russellville, Tennessee, 2017-2018. Average attendance 300

My responsibilities have included planning, directing, implementing, and oversight of all music and worship ministries of the church. These responsibilities have included: worship planning and preparation; direct, recruit and develop Adult Choir, Contemporary Vocal Praise Team, the recruitment and formation of an instrumental ministry, develop and administer Graded Children’s Choir Ministry, and develop and direct a Media Ministry Team including Audio, Video, and Multi-Media projection. I was responsible for the planning, purchase, and integration of Audio, Video, and Projection systems for the purpose of preparing our Family Life Center for ongoing worship space. I provided oversight for all technical aspects of the transition from the formal Worship Center to the Family Life Center. I also planned and implemented an internal networked video system for the live video feed between the two worship spaces. My Pastoral responsibilities have included hospital visitation, weddings, funerals, pastoral counseling, outreach and evangelism, planning and organization of community outreach events, budget preparation and administration, and many other administrative tasks.


  • Interim Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Tallulah, Louisianna, 2016-2017

My responsibilities included: worship planning and preparation; directed the Adult Choir; planned and produced the Christmas program for the Community Christmas Program featuring the Community Choir of Tallulah.


  • Minister of Music/Sr. Adults, Swartz First Baptist Church, Monroe, Louisianna, 2010 – 2016. Average attendance 350.

My responsibilities included: planning, directing, and implementing the Ministry vision for the Worship Ministry and the Senior Adult Ministry of the church. My Worship Ministry responsibilities include: worship planning and preparation, direct, recruit, and develop Adult Celebration Choir, Contemporary Vocal Praise Team, and Worship Band; Develop and direct Media Ministry Team including Audio, and Multi-Media projection; Produce and direct annual Christmas Concert with professional orchestra supplementing our own Worship Band. My Sr. Adult Ministry responsibilities included: Planning and participating in monthly “Young at Heart” events; planning monthly fellowship events; participating in monthly game nights; planning and leading annual trips and conferences. My Pastoral responsibilities included hospital visitation, weddings, funerals, pastoral counseling, outreach and evangelism, planning and organization of community outreach events, budget preparation and administration, and many other administrative tasks.


  • Minister of Music/Worship, Fort Mitchell Baptist Church, Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, 2007 – 2009. Average attendance 200.

My responsibilities have included planning, directing, implementing, and oversight of all music and worship ministries of the church. These responsibilities have included: worship planning and preparation; direct, recruit and develop Adult Choir, Contemporary Vocal Praise Team, and Worship Band; develop and administer Creative SignArt Ministry; develop and administer Graded Children’s Choir Ministry; develop and administer a Children’s SignArt Ministry; Develop and direct Media Ministry Action Team including Audio, Video, and Multi-media projection; produce and direct an annual Christmas Program with professional orchestra. My Pastoral responsibilities have included hospital visitation, weddings, funerals, pastoral counseling, outreach and evangelism, planning and organization of community outreach events, planning and organization of Vision San Diego church mission trip, committee leadership, budget preparation and administration, office and website administration, and many other administrative tasks. I was responsible for additional Office Administration and Committee involvement during the time of transition to an interim pastor.


  • Supply Minister of Music, Hyland Baptist Church, Henderson, Kentucky, 2006-2007. Average attendance 150.

My responsibilities included: worship planning and preparation; directed the Adult Choir; directed the Contemporary Praise Team and Band; planned and produced the Christmas program.


  • Associate Pastor of Worship, Zion Baptist Church, Henderson, Kentucky, 2003–2006. Average attendance 600.

My responsibilities included planning, directing, implementing, and oversight of all music and worship ministries of the church. These responsibilities included: worship planning and preparation; direct, recruit and develop Adult Choir, Contemporary Vocal Praise Team, and Worship Band; administer Graded Children’s Choir Ministry; develop and administer Drama Ministry; develop and administer Creative SignArt Ministry; Produce and administer Easter Pageant involving 300-400 church members in a multi-performance dramatic musical production; Develop and direct Media Ministry Team including Audio, Video, and Multi-media projection. My Pastoral responsibilities included hospital visitation, weddings, funerals, pastoral counseling, outreach and evangelism, committee leadership, budget preparation and administration, website administration and many other administrative tasks. While at Zion we built a $4+ million addition to our facilities.


  • Minister of Music and Senior Adults, First Baptist Church, Jackson, Missouri, 1999—2003. Average attendance 550.

My responsibilities included planning, directing, and implementing the music and senior adult ministries of the church. My music responsibilities included: Worship planning and preparation for three different morning worship services: Traditional, Contemporary, and Blended; directing the Adult Choir; Recruit, develop and direct a Contemporary Worship Team (including Worship Band, Vocal Praise Team, and the Media/Technology Team); Develop and direct a Senior Adult Choir; Administering the graded choir program (three year olds through High School); Producing and administering the Annual Easter Pageant; Research, purchase, and install a Multi-Media Video Projection System;; Senior Adult ministry responsibilities include: Working and planning in cooperation with the Senior Adult Council to provide monthly activities and events; Develop and implement a home-bound and nursing home visitation plan; Recruit and develop a Senior Adult Ministry Team. Plan and administer budgets for Music, Senior Adult, Communication, Media, and Transportation Ministries.


  • Minister of Music and Education, First Baptist Church, Selmer, Tennessee, 1998 – 1999. Average attendance 300.

Responsibilities included planning, directing, and implementing the music and education ministries of the church. My music responsibilities included: Worship planning and preparation; Adult choir; develop, implement, and direct Student choir; develop, implement, and coordinate a graded choir program (preschool through the fifth grade); develop and implement High School handbells; develop, implement, and direct worship orchestra; and direct a 125 voice community children's choir. My Education responsibilities included: oversight of the Sunday School program; implementation of the Discipleship Training Program; recruiting and training teachers and directors for the educational ministry of the church; plan and direct annual Vacation Bible School; develop, implement, and direct an Outreach and Evangelism program.


  • Associate Minister of Music, Sagamore Hill Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas, 1993 - 1998. Average attendance 600.

Responsibilities included assisting in the adult, student, and children's choirs; assisting in the youth and children's handbells; participating in the planning, preparation, and performance of three Easter pageants and various dramas; planning and organizing four student choir mission tours; writing and producing the Bible study materials for each tour; as well as assorted duties involving the music libraries, orchestral conducting, fund raising, discipleship, and Sunday School. For eight months I also served as the Co-Interim Minister of Music working with Dr. Benjamin Harlan.


REFERENCES


Rev. Gene Nelson, Senior Pastor, Russellville Baptist Church, Russellville, Tennessee

Telephone: (865) 246-9770

Email: [email protected]


Dr. Gary Miller, Founder andExecutive Director of The Whitefield Project and Talk Less! Pray More!, Ft. Worth, Texas

Telephone: (817) 975-5054

Email: [email protected]


Rev. Jeff Smart, Senior Pastor, Cook Baptist Church, Ruston, Louisianna

Telephone: (318) 669-5107

Email: [email protected]


JamesNance, Personalfriend and CEO Media Technology Group, Arlington, Texas

Telephone: (817) 466-9103

Email: [email protected]


Rev. John Greene, Personal friend and Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Morristown, Tennessee

Telephone: (423) 231-3161

Email: [email protected]


Buddy Cork, Personal friend, Choir Member, Retired Businessman, Swartz, Louisianna

Telephone: (318) 342-9799

Email: [email protected]


Teresa Pullin, Personal friend, Choir Member, Swartz, Louisianna

Telephone: (318) 355-9017

Email: [email protected]