Our Ministry

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About Us

Though we are one church with many locations, the purpose of our worship ministry rings true throughout all our environments:

We aim to cultivate worship experiences that are authentic and creative to help people encounter God and want to come back.

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Worship Academy

The Bayside Worship Academy provides students with detailed and practical musical instruction in a Christ-centered learning environment. Courses are available at a variety of skill levels in piano, guitar, bass, drums, and music theory.

How do I register for a course?

Register for Worship Academy by clicking the register link below. You will be directed to our church, Bayside Community Church, registration platform to begin your registration process.

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Who are your instructors?

Our instructors are highly experienced and instrumentally proficient leaders in our worship ministry. Among them are private music instructors and the concertmaster of the Bradenton Pops Orchestra.

They are endorsed by Bayside College’s School of Worship Director.

Do I have to have my own instrument?

Yes, we do ask that you purchase your own instrument. Practice is the only route toward progress. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you are in search of equipment recommendations. We would be pleased to provide you with a variety of options at varying price points.

Who can I contact with additional questions?

You can view a full list of FAQ's here, or contact us at worshipacademy@mybayside.church.

I sing a joyous song to a matchless King

I sing a joyous song to a matchless King

Hope for all mankind full of majesty

Hope for all mankind full of majesty

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Meet Our Team

Looking to get in touch with someone from our ministry?

Brandan Bustamante

Brandan Bustamante

Executive Worship Director of Resource & Publishing

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Adam Willis

Adam Willis

Worship Director | Culture

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Kara Hall

Kara Hall

Worship Director | Resource

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Sydney Mitchell

Sydney Mitchell

Worship Director | Publishing

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Lucas Palonen

Lucas Palonen

Next Gen Resource Worship Director

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Samu Palonen

Samu Palonen

Worship Director | Development, Lakewood Ranch Campus Music Director

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Franklin Crockett

Franklin Crockett

Lakewood Ranch Campus Worship Director

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Josh Johnson

Josh Johnson

West Bradenton Campus Worship Director

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Stephen Prader

Stephen Prader

Riverview Campus Worship Director

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Chris Hicks

Chris Hicks

Bradenton Dream Center Worship Director

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Jeremy Williams

Jeremy Williams

Bee Ridge Campus Worship Director

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Drew Emmert

Drew Emmert

Hardee County Campus Worship Director

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Weston Bradshaw

Weston Bradshaw

Fruitville Campus Worship Director

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David Pavkovich

David Pavkovich

Bayshore Gardens Worship Director

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Jukka Palonen

Jukka Palonen

Bayside College Worship Director

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Joseph Stufflebean

Joseph Stufflebean

Next Gen Worship Director

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Rina Concepcion

Rina Concepcion

Lakewood Ranch Campus Worship Administrative Assistant

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Haley Maas

Haley Maas

Lakewood Ranch Campus Worship Coordinator

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Aaron Washington

Aaron Washington

Lakewood Ranch Campus Worship Coordinator

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Gaby Lozada

Gaby Lozada

Lakewood Ranch Campus Worship Coordinator

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Danny Aguirre

Danny Aguirre

Lakewood Ranch Campus Worship Coordinator

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Kaylee Mauser

Kaylee Mauser

North River Campus Worship Coordinator, Worship Academy Worship Coordinator

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Our Music

Bayside Worship aims to cultivate worship experiences that are authentic and creative to help people encounter God.

View latest releases, upcoming tour dates, and download song resources by clicking below.
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