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
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Consider Others Greater

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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

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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
Matt Powell

Matt Powell

Associate Worship Minister
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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 have been married to my wife, Courtney, since April of 2014 and we have a baby girl named Adelaide and a dog named Lucy. We moved to Birmingham in October of 2016 from Louisville, KY where I earned my degree in Worship and Pastoral Studies from Boyce College. Along with music, I also love basketball. I am a North Carolina Tar Heel fan and enjoy watching their games while eating a bowl of Reese's Puffs.
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	<strong>On Staff and Member of Brook Hills Since: </strong>October 2016
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	<strong>Favorite Scripture:</strong>
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		"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth." –Ephesians 1:3-10
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	<strong>Interesting Fact:</strong> I lived in Uganda for a year when I was 6 years old.
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