Gospel Centered Worship


Calvin Hemphill serves as the Director of Music & Operations at Grace Bible Church in Bend, Oregon. He grew up a missionary kid in Papua New Guinea, but has family roots in the Pacific Northwest. He has been passionate about leading the local church in biblical and gospel-centered worship ever since he picked up a guitar at age 16. In addition to guitar, Calvin is classically trained on piano and enjoys playing a wide range of other instruments. He also holds a B.A. in Worship Ministry and is pursuing an M.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Western Seminary. Calvin is happily married to Cassidy and is the proud father of Clara.

Why Does This Blog Exist?

My heart is to see the local church flourish under Christ exalting, gospel centered worship, and to see worship leaders trained to think theologically, lead pastorally and serve humbly. In that manner, this blog exists to:

Equip worship leaders, pastors, and churches to think biblically about corporate worship.
Expose Christians to theologically rich worship resources.
Exhort worship leaders to pastor their churches through song.
Encourage worship leaders and musicians with practical tools for service.

I hope and pray that this site serves and challenges you towards these ends! If you want to connect with me online you can follow the social media icons at the top of the page, or drop me a message below!