GOD MAKES SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MUSIC ON BROKEN KEYS

QUALIFICATION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Created and led worship teams with full instrumentation, choirs, and tech teams for 9 different churches.
  • The only Pastor on staff for several months after Senior Pastor retired.
  • Ordained through Church On The Rock International.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) in Organizational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University.
  • Teamed with the Senior Pastors to create worship services that are sensitive to congregational needs uniting them and ushering them into the presence of God.
  • Skilled vocalist, keyboardist, conductor, and sound/video technician.
  • Designed and coordinated multiple construction projects, including state-of-the-art sound booths and sound systems, platforms and stages, children’s nurseries and cry rooms, and security systems.
  • Skilled in many media facets such as worship presentations/software, web development, graphic design, video editing, musical/sound equipment, computer software, etc.
  • Developed trust, personal rapport, and strong working relations with worship team volunteers and church staff. Trained, monitored, and supervised these individuals to improve quality, efficiency, and effectiveness.

 

PERSONAL STRENGTHS

  • Team Builder/Developer

  • Flexible

  • Integrity

  • Strong/Deep Faith

  • Leads By Example/Servants Heart

  • Passionate

  • Encourager

  • Humble

  • Teachable

  • Worshiper At Heart

  • Heart Of A Pastor

  • Self Motivator/Starter

  • Sensitive to Congregation and their particular needs

  • Healthy Family Life

 

Azusa Pacific University Related Courses: Oratorio Choir, Vocal Lessons, Jazz Piano, Male Chorale, Recital, Music Theory I and II, Music Fundamentals, Introduction to Biblical Literature, and Public Communication, Dynamics of Group Behavior, Introduction to Research Methodology, Organizational Analysis, The Bible and Business Ethics, Managerial Communication, Cultural Influences in the Workplace. 

Pasadena City College Related Courses: Classical Guitar, Guitar Techniques, Concert Choir, Concert Music, Harmony, Musicianship, Keyboard Skills, and Piano Lessons

 
Azusa Pacific University
B.S. in Organizational Leadership
Pasadena City College

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Worship Pastor/Choir Director/Web Administrator East Hills Community Church, Oakland Hills, CA (2012-Current)

  • Interim Worship Leader First Baptist Church, Watsonville, CA (2011-2012)

  • Worship/Choir Member First Presbyterian Church, Hollister, CA (2011-2012)

  • Interim Worship Leader/Web Administrator New Life Community Church, Prunedale, CA (2011-2012)

  • Worship Pastor/Administrative Pastor/Web Administrator Hillside Church, Antioch, CA (2007-2011)

  • Ordained Worship Pastor/Choir Director/Television Producer Mountain View Christian Center, Brentwood, CA (2004-2006)

  • Worship Leader/Visitation Pastor/Organist/Choir Accompanist Antioch United Methodist Church on The Rock, Antioch, CA (2001-2004)

  • Worship Leader/Youth Group Leader Agape Christian Church, Pasadena, CA (1996-2001)

  • Interim Worship Leader Foothills Community Church, Pasadena, CA (1996-1998)

 

RELATED SKILLS

  • Primary Instrument: Piano/Keyboards and Vocal. Secondary Instrument: Guitar.

  • Adept in a diversity of music styles, such as contemporary songs while also drawing from the rich diversity of older praise songs and traditional hymns.

  • Experienced performer in various musical groups and solos for special events, parties, weddings etc.
    Piano and guitar teacher.

  • Web programming capabilities.

  • Author/editor of ministry articles.

  • Reader/arranger/writer of musical compositions.

  • Shepherd of multiple music ministries and volunteers.

  • Able to train and develop small and large groups of vocalists/musicians. 

  • Able to coordinate and design/execute construction projects.

  • Up to date on latest worship leading techniques and equipment.

  • Dependable, flexible, and able to multi-task.

  • Strong leadership and organizational abilities.

SAMPLE OF MINISTRY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Designed worship aids, such as service plans, prayer cards, service evaluations, special event forms, and sound equipment set up charts etc . Started www.RockinWorship.com, a website dedicated to helping worship leaders and their churches and www.EverybodyPraiseHim.ning.com, a social networking site specifically for Worship Leaders and Worship Ministers/Workers (discontinued). Also built and maintained CalvaryHollister.com, www.EastHillsCC.org, www.HillsideCares.org and www.NewLifeCommunity.net. Utilized and maintained individual church's website tools such as truthcasting.com, instantchurchdirectory.com, sharefaith.com, songselect.com, mychurchevents.com, facebook.com & constantcontact.com.

  • Created Policy and Procedures Manuals: Provisional Care Ministry, Children’s Ministry, Choral Ministry, Worship Ministry, Television Ministry, Hospital Visitation Ministry, Homebound Ministry, Newcomers Ministry, Audio/Visual Ministry.

  • Created and supervised new ministry opportunities: Worship Administrator, Children’s Choir Director, Special Music General, Head of Audio/Visual Department, Musician's Fellowship Coordinator, Worship Leader’s Assistants, Photographers Ministry, Benevolence Network Ministry, Television Editors Volunteers, Duplication Ministry, Construction, Web Volunteers.

  • Oversaw various ministries: Children’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry, Karate Ministry, Youth Ministries, Newcomers Ministries, Welcome Ministries, Usher Ministries, Hospital Ministries, Television Ministries, City Ministerial Fellowship, Photographers Ministries, Discipleship Ministries, and Homebound Ministries.

  • Lead Annual Worship Conference for 8th Graders
  • Researched, purchased equipment, and implemented a new CD/DVD duplication ministry.
  • Planned and supervised Spaghetti Feed and Pie Auction that raised $4,600 to pay in full all custom choir robes.

  • Sound Technician and MC for West Coast's Largest Easter Egg Hunt–25,000 attendees & 150,000 Easter eggs.

  • Produced a television program extending into 27 cities, airing 3 times weekly to roughly 1.5 million people.

  • Wrote articles for the monthly newsletter and Good News Newspaper (distributed to over 300,000 homes).

  • Assisted in the creation of Mountain View Christian Center’s Christian School (grades K-12).

  • Performed twice at the annual City of Antioch Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast.

  • Performer, director, and sound technician for Contra Costa Ministerial Fellowship.

  • Performer Bethesda Retirement Center

  • Ordained through Church On The Rock International.

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ADDITIONAL MUSICAL EXPERIENCE

  • Guest Performer/Retirement Centers (2015-current)
  • Annual Worship Conference Leader for Jr. High/High School Students (2015-Current)
  • Interim Worship Leader/Consultant for various Churches (2010-2012)
  • Sound Analyzer/Technician for various Churches and Schools (2007-2010)
  • Musical Coordinator/Director of the musical review Broadway Heat (2009)

  • Worship Conference Coordinator (2008-2009)

  • Special Events Choral Coordinator (2007-2009)

  • Music Coordinator, Sound Technician, and Guest Performer for the monthly Contra Costa County Ministers Conference (2004-2006)

  • Guest Performer and Sound Technician of Antioch Mayor's Prayer Breakfast (2004-2005)

  • Private Music Instructor for Individual Guitar and Piano Lessons (1998-2005)

  • Azusa Pacific University Male Choral (including two summer tours) (1994-1996)

  • Played lead role Tony in West Side Story (1992)

  • Played lead role Judge Dan Forth in The Crucible (1991)

  • Played lead role Leroy Johnson in Fame (1991)

  • Played lead role Oedipus Tex in Oedipus Tex and Other Choral Calamities by PDQ Bach (1991)

  • Played lead role Albert Peterson in Bye, Bye Birdie (1989)

  • Participated in the 100th Anniversary of the Restoration of Carnegie Hall, and the 200th Anniversary of Mozart’s Death (1991)

  • Santa Cruz High School Chamber Singers (1991-1992)

  • Lead Vocalist and Keyboardist for Local Band (1990-1994)

  • Youngest Member of Santa Cruz Choral (1986-1992)

  • Disc Jockey for Scotts Valley Sports Center (1986-1991)

  • San Lorenzo Valley High School Choir and Marching Band (1988-1989)

  • Baymonte Christian School Choir and Jazz Bands (1983-1987)

  • Played Jonah in the musical Jonah and the Whale (1983)

  • Played a Wiseman in The Drum, a Musical Play (1983)

  • Started Special Music Ministry - Singing and Playing Piano at Various Churches (1982)

  • Played Saxophone in High School Marching Band (1984-1990)

  • Private Classical Piano Lessons (1980-1994)

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

VOCAL

  • Scotts Valley Exchange Club Search For Talent Competition, 1st Place (1991)
  • California/Nevada District Exchange Clubs Search For Talent Competition, Santa Clara, 3rd Place (1991)
  • California/Nevada District Exchange Clubs Search For Talent Competition, Irvine, 3rd Place (1989)
  • Exchange Clubs Search For Talent Competition, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Felton, 1st Place (1989)
  • Talent Competition, Seaside, 1st Place (1988)
PIANO
  • Sight-read and performed Les Miserablés (2004)
  • Selected to attend auditions performance class at Marriott’s Great America by Kings Productions (1991)
  • Music Teachers Association of California, 1st Place Scholarship Winner (1986, 1987, 1988)
  • Participated in Master Piano Classes (1988-1989)Awarded Music Scholarship by Music Teachers of California (1987)

SPEECH MEETS

  • Association of Christian Schools International (ASCI) Speech Meets, 1st/2nd place 9 years in a row (1981-1990)

 

PASTOR TESTIMONIALS

1) Senior Pastor

"I've been in ministry for over 40 years now and Jonathan is the best Worship Leader I have ever worked with. He does so much..."

2) Senior Pastor

"He did so much around here that we wouldn't have been able to afford him."

 3) Senior Pastor

"Jonathan is a gold mine of talent."

 4) Senior Pastor

"Out of all the people I have seen go, there have only been two that I wished would come back. Jonathan is one of those."

 5) Senior Pastor

"Jonathan is the 'real deal'."

 6) Senior Pastor

"He did so much here that we kept on having to add to his job title."

 7) Senior Pastor

"Will there ever be another Jonathan Casas?"

 8) Senior Pastor

“When Jonathan was here, he made everything better.”

 9) Senior Pastor

“Jonathan endeared himself to our congregation. People trust him.”

 10) Senior Pastor

"Jonathan has helped us through difficult changes, without him our worship team might have fallen apart."

 11) Senior Pastor

"Jonathan is so talented, I'm convinced that he could work at any church, any size."

 12) Senior Pastor

"Jonathan is a 1000 percenter."

13) Senior Pastor

"It's a testiment to Jonathan's leadership when a worship leader has to move on and his worship team is able continue with out a leader, indefinitely. He's a great leader!"