A Brief History of UBC Music

Music has always had a special place in the heart of UBC.  While we hold closely to the idea that worship goes beyond singing songs (and everything we do on Sunday mornings), we have found that music helps us reflect on what God has done for us and to praise God in response.  Over the years, we have been fortunate to have a talented community of artists gift us with songs that have shaped us as a community.

David Crowder was one of the founding pastors of UBC and led the way in creating a music culture of artistic freedom and in-house songwriting.  David Crowder* Band served UBC through playing music and writing songs until 2011. David Crowder* Band ended in January 2012, but Dave has continued to make music as Crowder.

David Crowder was one of the founding pastors of UBC and led the way in creating a music culture of artistic freedom and in-house songwriting.  David Crowder* Band served UBC through playing music and writing songs until 2011. David Crowder* Band ended in January 2012, but Dave has continued to make music as Crowder.

After David Crowder* Band came to an end 2012, Mark, Mike, Jack, and Bwack from DC*B started making music as The Digital Age. They have released 2 EP's, and are currently working on their second full-length album.  They also run a local recording studio called Asterisk Sound.

After David Crowder* Band came to an end 2012, Mark, Mike, Jack, and Bwack from DC*B started making music as The Digital Age. They have released 2 EP's, and are currently working on their second full-length album.  They also run a local recording studio called Asterisk Sound.

In mid-2011, Tye Barrett began his tenure as Worship & Arts Pastor.  Tye and his band The Gladsome Light gifted UBC in many ways; one of which was through writing “Wayward Ones,” which we still sing while taking communion. You can keep up with what Tye is up to here.

In mid-2011, Tye Barrett began his tenure as Worship & Arts Pastor.  Tye and his band The Gladsome Light gifted UBC in many ways; one of which was through writing “Wayward Ones,” which we still sing while taking communion. You can keep up with what Tye is up to here.

Jamie McGregor became our Worship & Arts Pastor in January of 2015.  You can learn more about Jamie here and hear some of the music he has made here.

Jamie McGregor became our Worship & Arts Pastor in January of 2015.  You can learn more about Jamie here and hear some of the music he has made here.

UBC has also been fortunate over the years to have a host of other musicians lend their talents to our music, including: DuttonGriffin KelpJillian Edwards, Haley Barnes, and Lomelda. (and so many more).

Want to get involved?

There are a handful of ways to partner with the UBC Worship & Arts Ministry.  If you are interested in volunteering in any of these areas, email Jamie@ubcwaco.org or fill out our Volunteer Survey.

  • Music: If you sing or play an instrument, we would love to know. While we do not do a formal “rotation” of the band on Sunday mornings, we do want to be able to incorporate new musicians as need arises.

  • Liturgy: If you are gifted with words, we need people who want to help craft the language of the corporate readings we have in our worship service.
     
  • Reading: If you are comfortable reading in front of people, we need people every week who are willing to lead the Call to Worship and read Scripture.
     
  • Visual Arts: If you are an artist of any sort (painting, graphic design, film, etc.) and are interested in sharing your work with UBC, please let us know!
     
  • Performing Arts: If you are gifted at bringing stories and texts to life, we are exploring ways to incorporate performing arts into the worshipping life of the church.