Creator Leadership Network (CLN) unveiled today the public launch of the first-ever online radio stations exclusively devoted to teaching and training for worship leaders and church musicians at www.CreatorLeadershipNetwork.com. CLN is committed to providing the best, targeted programming to train and encourage worship leaders and church musicians via online streaming radio and podcast access, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Creator Leadership Network has been created to be an online resource for the needs of this unique community.
“I have been a featured speaker at choral and worship conferences for many years,” states Dr. Vernon Sanders, co-founder of Creator Leadership Network (CLN,) “It has been my desire to take those conference sessions and make them more available. I found I wasn’t alone.”
“By providing daily 24/7 access to professional quality teaching and training, CLN is able to help worship leaders and church musicians improve their craft at a faster pace than by only being able to hear speakers at conferences once or twice a year.” envisions Scott A. Shuford. “Our goal is to improve believers’ lives by deepening the worship of God worldwide.”
Creator Leadership Network is committed to provide content through two online radio channels and podcasts. All programming is in half-hour or one-hour blocks, and is directly targeted to the needs and interests of the audience.
The first of two channels, Creator Worship is the channel for contemporary worship leaders who lead a contemporary or even more progressive pop-culture service format. This channel focuses on experience and training from worship leaders and experts like Worship Team Training’s Branon Dempsey and Derek Williams, Saddleback Church’s Rick Muchow, or live music producer Tom Jackson. Creator Worship is for musicians who like Lincoln Brewster, Hillsong, Vicky Beeching or the Catalyst movement.
Creator Reverence is “home” for traditional music ministers and choir directors. This channel features insights from choral legends like Doug Lawrence, Joseph Martin or The Fred Bock Music Hour. Creator Reverence includes programming on church history, classic art forms and ensemble performance with more traditional church instruments.
Creator Leadership Network has also created a unique network that allows industry influencers the ability to create programming in a radio or infomercial format that targets the needs and wants of this audience. This gives other organizations who fit the qualifications of the site the ability to provide additional quality content to the Creator Leadership Network audience. Creator Leadership Network is unmatched in their loyalty and commitment to provide quality information to its developing audience.
Creator Leadership Network is founded by Dr. Vernon Sanders, publisher of Creator Magazine, and Scott A. Shuford, founder of FrontGate Media and partner at Extra Mile Merch.
Creator publisher Dr. Vernon Sanders has been involved in Church Music and Worship Ministry in some capacity since 1957 serving as rock musician, college professor, expatriate, jazz pianist, a non-profit arts foundation administrator, an author, and a music publisher. He served for many years as Associate Professor/Director of Choral Activities at the University of Regina, Canada, and was Director of Music Ministry at Trinity Presbyterian Church in San Carlos, California for 16 years before “retiring” to devote more time to his family and his position as publisher of Creator Magazine. His education includes a BA (Music Education) and MA (Historical Musicology) from UCLA, and a DMA (Conducting) from Stanford University, but he learned the most about what music is about and how to interpret it from John Nelson in Aspen, and John Alldis in Europe. He was the founding president of the Saskatchewan Choral Federation, the founding Executive Director of the Schuyler Institute for the Arts in Worship, and the founding Charter Member of the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors. Dr. Sanders served for nearly ten years as the Executive Director of the National Association of Church Musicians. He was for 20 years the managing partner of Thomas House Publications, a music publishing company which was subsequently purchased by the Fred Bock Music Company. His published choral works appear in a number of catalogs, and choirs under his direction have appeared on regional and national radio and television in the US and Canada. He is a frequent workshop leader and guest speaker throughout North America.
Scott A. Shuford founded FrontGate Media in 2001, a unique concept that has grown to become the #1 pop-culture media group reaching the faith and family audience connecting organizations to every Christian consumer demographic. His media group audience consists of 15 million subscribers, 25 million monthly page views, and 600,000 attendees at their events. The firm reaches just under 500,000 worship leaders and church musicians making it also #1 in reach to that audience. Mr Shuford has been featured in ADWEEK, and is a regular columnist for Worship Musician! magazine. He has been featured guest speaker at the NAMM 2010 show, Christian Musician Summit 2010 events, Comic-Con International 2010, the Biola Media Conference and other events. He is also a founding partner at Extra Mile Merch, a successful apparel design and manufacturing service whose clients include the award-winning dance crew The Groovaloos, Luis Palau’s CityFest, S3 Magazine, Gotee recording artist B.Reith, Agape Attire, and others. For 10 years Shuford served as a principal in the Orange County, California based ad agency he co-founded originally under the name Big Man Creative. The agency served a diverse clientele, launching consistently successful, innovative campaigns for notable companies such as IHOP, World Vision, Del Taco, Initium Eyewear, Krikorian Premier Theaters, and OCTFCU that garnered coverage in Direct Marketing News, Orange County Business Journal, Orange County Register and Small Biz Technology. In 1997, Shuford brought Gofishnet.com to market, one of the first Christian music web sites, which was later purchased by Crosswalk.com as the foundation of their Entertainment Division. With a heart for the intersection between philanthropy and the arts, Shuford currently serves on Advisory Boards for the Biola Media Conference and the Christian Comic Arts Society, and is active with The Barnabas Group, Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, and Visual Story Network. Mr. Shuford is a graduate of San Jose State University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a Marketing Concentration. Upon graduation he was awarded SJSU’s Alpha Al Sirat Award, the highest honor presented annually by the School Of Business to one male and one female outstanding graduating senior.