May 02 2022


  • Doug Gould
    Doug Gould
    Founder at Worship MD

    Worship MD is a market development enterprise that helps professional audio and music instrument, and technology manufacturers build relationships with the worship market.
    I am the CEO and Founder of Worship MD.
    I have been a veteran of the Pro Audio and Music Technology Industry for nearly 30 years, serving as U.S Market Development Manager for Shure (2002-2009) and sales management roles, Tascam and E-Mu Systems and has served as a worship leader, musician, and tech at various churches throughout his esteemed career.
    Over the last nineteen years I have presented a plethora of workshops at hundreds of worship conferences all over North America and beyond, sharing my experience in helping and teaching others who serve on their worship (music) and tech teams.
    For Martin Guitars I served as their independent Worship Artist rep and made the connections in this vertical for this guitar manufacturer that had no knowledge of this vast community and what it represents in the acoustic guitar market. I introduced them to Brooke Ligertwood of Hillsong. One song of hers on YouTube has 426,000,000 views. She owns nothing but Martins. They never heard of her! After my introduction of her to Martin they decided to make a Brooke Ligertwood model which will be released very soon this year. I have introduced them to other artist with similar followings in the same category.
    I now serve Breedlove in a similar role along with Yamaha and Audix Microphones.
    I also am a content creator and provide written articles, video for various outlets.
    I have done many videos for Presonus while serving them , one called Mixing the Church has about ½ million views.
    I am writing specifically for the church market for Pro Sound Web, Yamaha, Technologies for Worship and Sweetwater Sound.
    Worship MD has represented the following companies for various periods of time since 2009 when I founded Worship MD:
    Audix ,Breedlove Guitars, Yamaha, Audio-Technica, D’Addario,Presonus, Waves, Martin Guitars, TASCAM, Earthworks, Korg, Vox, Blackstar, LD Systems, Mackie and many others.

  • Jeff Barnett
    Jeff Barnett
    Director, House of Worship Sales / Sr. Sales Engineer - Sweetwater

    Jeff Barnett is the Director of Worship Sales at Sweetwater. He has 30 years’ experience in worship technology as a live sound and recording engineer, system designer, installer, educator, and musician. Jeff works with thousands of churches and worship artists from all over the world, including Mercy Me, Casting Crowns, Jesus Culture, Crowder, and many more. Jeff enjoys working in his home studio and singing with his a cappella group, Smooth Edge 2. Jeff and his wife Brit are proud parents of six kids and are still trying to figure out where the youngest one’s left shoe is. (If you see it, please let him know.)

  • Kent Morris
    Kent Morris
    Live Sound Market Manager - Sweetwater

    Kent Morris is the Live Sound Market Manager for Sweetwater and a forty-year veteran of the live event arena. He has spent decades on the road with countless artists such as Paul Baloche and Israel Houghton. He’s overseen hundreds of AVL installations in every type of venue imaginable. An in-demand writer, Kent has penned thousands of industry articles for hundreds of print and online publications. He’s the live sound engineer for In Touch Ministries where he mixes each week for First Baptist Atlanta (Dr. Charles Stanley). Kent and his wife Melani are based in Georgia and have two adult sons.


*Additional Registration Required for this full day workshop

  • Ministry of Sound: Faith Comes by Hearing!
  • The Call and Heart of a Church Sound Operator
  • Relationships and Communication: The team with one mind!
  • 10000 Hours
  • Preparation and Organization
  • The Room : It affects everything!
  • The Source: Garbage in /Garbage out!
  • The Cables/DI Boxes (transformers), Adapters
  • Microphones: Types/Patterns/Rules/Applications
  • Analog vs. Digital: Network Audio
  • The Modern Mixer
  • The Bus
  • Equalization: Graphics, Shelf and Parametrics; Filters.
  • Dynamic Processors: Compressors, Limiters, Gates
  • Time –based Effects: Reverb/Delay
  • Mixing Monitors: Floor Monitoring (Wedges) vs. In-ear;
  • Pre-Requisite to a Great Mix: Arranging the Band
  • Line Checks, Sound Checks and Rehearsals
  • Mixing for the Congregation
  • Strike: The First Step of Set-Up


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