This experience helps you develop your lifestyle in a way that everything you do, Jesus is at the center. It pushes you creatively and artistically to worship him... - Matt Podesla (Lead guitarist for Chris Tomlin/Matt Redman)

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Jeanne Radekopf

Director

Jeanne has served as Worship leader/Worship Pastor since the beginning of Seacoast Church in 1988. She has a passion to pass on Seacoast’s vision of worship leading with spiritual authenticity and musical excellence. Her heart is to see God honored through authentic worship and for young people to grow in their God-given talents and make a difference in the world locally and globally. She has mentored many Seacoast worship leaders who are now leading worship through Seacoast or other churches. Jeanne and her husband Steve have two wonderful daughters who are also active in worship leading.

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Robert Williams

Co-Director / Academic Dean

Robert has served as a Music Director at Seacoast Church since 1994. He has a Bachelor of Music degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts, and a Master of Music degree from Appalachian State University. He has experience in music directing in the high school and university settings, and extensive experience as a saxophonist in worship music and other styles. Currently he is directing worship teams and teaching music theory, improvisation, and private lessons. He believes worship is the highest expression of music. He is committed to passing on principles of excellence at a level equaling the best the secular world has to offer, while keeping spiritual authenticity at the center of the worship experience.

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Priorities in Worship

A worship ministry needs to be built based on a vision that is carefully thought through, prayed about, and sculpted from experience. This process has led me to four

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Martin Chalk

Worship Leader / Songwriter

Martin is an anointed worship leader and songwriter who has led worship at Seacoast church since 1998. Some of his original worship songs are making a world-wide impact. Martin’s most recent song "Sovereign" is on Chris Tomlin’s latest album (Burning Lights) which debuted at #1 on the billboard 200 chart. For many years he has been involved with mentoring young worship leaders, songwriters, and worship musicians. Martin’s latest solo release, ALWAYS, was produced by Andy Piercy (Delirious, Matt Redman), mixed by Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin) and Paul Burton (Athlete, Snow Patrol). The cry of this worship leader’s heart is that his songs would make you more than a listener. His desire is that they would draw you into being an active worshiper.

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Micah Nichols

Micah Nichols has been at Seacoast for three years and is currently a band director and primary guitarist. In his free time, Micah is a touring and studio session guitarist for various national touring and recording artists. He has worked and continues to work at several studios in Charleston, Atlanta, Nashville, NYC and LA as a session guitarist and producer. He has played with numerous artists including Hootie & The Blowfish, Darius Rucker, Rusted Root, Needtobreathe, Amber Carrington (Semifinalist on The Voice, Season 3), Luke Cunningham, Declare, and Jeremy Current. Micah is also a guitar instructor and sound engineer at the Seacoast School of Worship.

Christian Wood

Christian Wood has been at Seacoast for five years. He is currently a songwriter, bassist and guitarist at Seacoast. He is a graduate of the College of Charleston Music Program and has played with numerous jazz, country, rock, and folk artists locally and regionally. Christian also does some tracking in the studio. Christian has had the privelege of playing with many other artists including Amber Carrington, Luke Cunningham, Southwood, Tommy Gill, and Mr. Goodstache. He is a guitar and bass instructor at the Seacoast School of Worship.

Ryan Bailey

Ryan Bailey has been at Seacoast for nine years and is currently the Worship Leader at the Seacoast West Campus. He also writes and records jingles, tracks demos and EP’s, and has worked on ads for Sierra Guitars.  Ryan has played with “Ryan Bailey and Cumberland Belle,” Down to the Wire, and Mark Brian from Hootie & The Blowfish. He is an instructor for “Worship Leading Workshop” at the Seacoast School of Worship. He is also a music director and guitar workshop instructor for the School of Worship.

Mike Ward

Mike Ward has been at Seacoast for two years and is currently the FOH Engineer. He has also worked as a recording engineer at Studio Chicago and toured as a FOH engineer.  Mike has played with various artists including Umphreys Mcgee, Ascend the Hill, Jeremy Riddle, Laura Hackett, Rebecca St. James, Josh Garrels, United Pursuit Band, Robbie Seay Band, Chris Sligh, and Widespread Panic. At the Seacoast School of Worship, Mike teaches audio, FOH mixing, records and mixes School of Worship albums, and is a worship instructor in technology.