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Worship Arts

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Equipping leaders

December 14, 2021

With its strong history of producing worship leaders who serve in well-known churches in Arkansas, Texas and beyond, Ouachita’s School of Fine Arts has been on the radar of local churches for decades.

Melissa Lee

From the "Ouachitonian": Melissa Lee

June 07, 2021

A year and a half ago, Melissa’s life changed forever, all by a coincidence. Through her faith, the Lord guided her here to Ouachita where she uprooted her entire life.

Ouachita Worship

Ouachita Worship releases first original song, "Holy Fire"

January 25, 2021

After releasing more than half a dozen cover songs on YouTube, Ouachita Worship has recorded its first original song, “Holy Fire,” which is now available on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube.

Ouachita News

Ouachita appoints alumnus Larry Grayson as chair of the Department of Worship Arts

April 08, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Fine Arts has appointed alumnus Larry Grayson as chair of the Department of Worship Arts and instructor of music. Originally from Camden, Ark., Grayson previously served 10 years as music and worship consultant for the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) in Little Rock, Ark.

Michael Bleecker

Alumni profile: Michael Bleecker ('00) Leading the local church

May 15, 2019

Michael Bleecker didn’t come to Ouachita to study worship ministry. In fact, he’d never even picked up a guitar. But freshman year, that all changed. Now, Bleecker leads thousands of people in worship each week at The Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas.