Hearn Innovators Series
The Hearn Innovators in Christian Music Series, made possible by an endowment created through the generosity of Billy Ray Hearn, is designed to bring innovators in the field of Christian Music to Baylor's campus and facilitate close interaction between the guest and Baylor's students. These special visitors may be involved in the practice, creation, or study of Christian Music. Presenters are on campus for a three to four day residency and are available to speak in classes, make public presentations, and visit with students in small group settings.
In February 2017, we will be hosting Zac Hicks. Zac is Pastor of Worship at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, blogger at zachicks.com, and author of The WoRship Pastor (Zondervan, forthcoming October 2016). He grew up in Hawaii, studied music in Los Angeles, trained in Philosophy and Biblical Studies at Denver Seminaries, and his current doctoral work is in theology and worship of the English Reformation. Zac's passions include exploring the intersection of old and new in worship and thinking through the pastoral domension of worship leading. He is a songwriter, having recorded and produced six albums to date. Zac has contributed articles and posts to Worship Leader Magazine, Reformed Worship, The Gospel Coalition, and Doxology and Theology. Zac has been married for fifteen years to his wife, Abby, and they have four children - Joel, Jesse, Brody, and Bronwyn.




Past Innovators Include:

Spring 2016: Kevin Twitt
Fall 2015: Bill Gaither
Spring 2015: Sandra McCracken
Fall 2014: Dennis Worley
Spring 2014: Travis Cottrell
Fall 2013: Andrew Peterson
Spring 2013: Marcia McFee
Spring 2012: Karen Ward
Fall 2011: Ken Medema
Spring 2011: Gloria Gaither
Fall 2010: David Crowder
Spring 2010: John Bell
Spring 2009: Pablo Sosa
Spring 2008: Keith Getty

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