Brook Hills Worship Ministry desires for people to corporately delight in the glory of God. We know that when God graciously reveals himself to us, the more glorious he appears. Worship is a response to what we see. Our goal is to lead people to see who God is, what he has done for us and how that changes the way we live our lives.

 

Worship Ministry Blog


Worship

Family Worship in 2020

Daniel Renstrom
At the end of one year and beginning of the next, there is a pretty binary way of looking...
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Consider Others Greater

Cassie Moore
"I experience the presence of the Holy Spirit every time I have the opportunity to lead our...
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The True Tall Tale of the Coming of Christ

Cassie Moore
Andrew Peterson’s “Behold the Lamb of God” has been a part of our family’s Christmas...
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The Story Behind It All

Cassie Moore
About 17 years ago, when Andy was in college and Jon was still in high school, the Erwin...

Staff

Daniel Renstrom

Daniel Renstrom

Worship Pastor
Kayla Lohnes

Kayla Lohnes

Worship Associate
Dawson Brown

Dawson Brown

Worship Ministry Assistant
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	<strong>Ministry Role & Responsibility: </strong>As pastor of worship, I give leadership to 3 areas - 1. Planning and leading our worship gatherings, 2. disciple-making and leadership development, and 3. creating worship ministry resources. I hope that God will give us faithfulness and fruit in these 3 areas over the next season of ministry at Brook Hills. My prayer is that our Worship Gatherings will be filled with delight in the glory of God. I also pray that God will use me and our team to disciple church members to greater fruitfulness and that God will continue to raise up leaders who will serve our church in the Worship Ministry. And we aim to continue to write songs and produce training materials that will serve both our local church as well as believers near and far.
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	<strong>About Me: </strong>Danielle and I were married in 2002. We moved to Raleigh, NC so that I could go to South Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary and she could get her Master's from NC State University. We ended up staying in that area for the next 14 years. I served at 2 amazing churches (Providence Baptist Church and First Baptist Church Durham) and God gave a lot of deep friendships during those years. We have 3 daughters (Bennett, Eden and Mercy). Our family loves exploring Birmingham, traveling and discovering good coffee shops and local eateries.
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	<strong>On Staff and Member of Brook Hills Since: </strong>April 2016
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	<strong>Favorite Scripture:</strong>
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	God used 2 Corinthians 5:21 to help me understand the wonderful exchange of the gospel. Christ took my sin and gave me his perfect righteousness. I often go back to this verse to warm my heart to grace.
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		"For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." – 2 Corinthians 5:21
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	<strong>Interesting Fact:</strong> I recently ran into Chris Tomlin in a coffee shop. Like not in a metaphorical way. I actually hit him as I was grabbing the cream and sugar.
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	<strong>Ministry Role & Responsibility:</strong> I have the awesome privilege of working with vocal volunteers for our church- Vocal Team, Worship Choir, Kids Choir, and Student Vocalists. I also work alongside the Worship Staff to help prepare for weekly Worship Gatherings at Brook Hills.<br />
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	<strong>About Me: </strong>I was born and raised just outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where most of my family still lives. I moved to Birmingham from Louisville, Kentucky, where I was studying at Boyce College. I love hanging out at local coffee shops, spending time with family, reading, and trying to keep houseplants alive. <br />
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	<strong>On Staff & Member Of Brook Hills Since:</strong> August 2019<br />
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	<strong>Favorite Scripture: </strong>
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		For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 8:38-39
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	<strong>Interesting Fact:</strong> I have broken each of my wrists--one while rollerblading, and the other while roller skating. 
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	<strong>About Me: </strong>I was born and raised in Sylacauga, Alabama (just a little south of Birmingham) in a Christian home filled with music. Before coming to Brook Hills, I was serving as Student Ministry Associate of Worship + Creative at Gardendale First Baptist for two years, and I served as Assistant Director of Worship & Arts at Sylacauga First United Methodist Church for three years before that. I’m excited and expectant for what the Lord is going to teach me here at Brook Hills!<br />
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	I love to travel and I’m lucky to have some great friends across the country that make that easier during the year. One of my favorite things to do when I travel is check out the local coffee shops. Two of my favorites are Brakeman’s in Matthews, NC and Brash or Brother Moto in Atlanta, GA.
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	<strong>On Staff and Member of Brook Hills Since: </strong>November 2020
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	<strong>Favorite Scripture:</strong>
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		"Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies to silence the foe and the avenger. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!" – Psalm 8:1-9
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	<strong>Interesting Fact:</strong> I played soccer from elementary school until my senior year in high school and served as team captain. I also learned how to play all of my instruments by ear. 
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