Conference Worship Leaders
At the BCMC, each morning begins with an intentional time of corporate worship, focusing on our 2018 Conference Theme: “One Generation to Another.” This time affords us the opportunity for meaningful worship with other church musicians, as well as a time to be challenged by God’s word to a refreshed commitment to Him and His service.
RAY JONES has lead worship in local churches for over 48 years. He gave his life to Christ at age 6 and began to minister when he was 14. He has his BFA in Music from Louisiana Tech University and did post-graduate work there as a graduate assistant. Ray has served churches in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas. He has led worship for many conferences, revivals and he is a frequent speaker at worship events. He currently serves as the Pastor of Worship Ministries at the Community Bible Church in San Antonio TX. He has served there for over 20 years and it has become one of the fastest growing evangelical churches in the nation. Ray is married to Andrea Kowalsky Jones and he has 4 sons. Ray and his wife, Andrea have written and published many for their original songs with Prism, LifeWay and Lillenas Music Publishing Companies. “Will You Worship”, a book written by Ray has received the Best of the Best Award from National Worship Leader Magazine In 2012.
KIRK KIRKLAND is an ordained minister, a respected worship leader, a published songwriter, an in-demand studio singer, and a professional counselor. He was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL in the home of two educators. Early on Kirk’s father, Camp Kirkland, became the instrumental director at First Baptist, so Kirk was raised loving the church and the music of the church. He was trained in music education and has a Bachelor's degree from Florida State University. He felt called to ministry while in college and has been in various forms of music ministry for over 25 years. Beginning in 1999 Kirk has traveled and sung with his best friend, Tim Henning, and their wives in a vocal group called Evidence. Their focus is to encourage and challenge the Body of Christ through music and testimony. Kirk felt called to more ministry training later in his career, so he completed a Master's degree in Counseling at Trevecca Nazarene University in 2008. Since then he's been the Minister of Music & Worship, and a Pastoral Counselor, at Judson Baptist Church in Nashville, TN, where he resides with his wife of 19 years, Julianne, and their 3 children, Campbell, Kate and Caleb.