A Worship Pastor usually refers to a person in some Christian churches, largely in North America, who ministers within the church via music performance, as well as counseling and pastoring members of the church's music team.
This is a distinct role within a church, that contains elements of, and overlaps with some of the roles of a church music director and pastor, while being neither. Usually a worship pastor will also be considered a worship leader of the church with the added responsibilities of caring for members of a team, including other worship leaders.
Some church worship pastors include:
- Reuben Morgan, current (as of 2009) worship pastor of Hillsong Church
- Darlene Zschech, former worship pastor of Hillsong Church, 1996-2007
- Ross Parsley, former worship pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs
- Matt Adcox, current (as of 2012) worship pastor of Celebration Church in Jacksonville, FL
- Geoff Bullock, former worship pastor of Hillsong Church, 1987-1995
- Glenn Feehan, former worship pastor of Christian City Church, Oxford Falls
- Kari Jobe, current (as of 2009) associate worship pastor of Gateway Church
- Jason Whitehorn, current (as of 2013) worship pastor of New Hope Church in Williston, North Dakota
- Todd Bell, former worship pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, Texas, 1992-2014
- Rick Muchow of Saddleback Church, Mission Viejo, California
- Ed Melendez, Worship Pastor for Hannaford Street Bible Church, Helena, Montana
- Tommy Walker, worship pastor of Christian Assembly (Foursquare), Los Angeles, California
- Jon Oliveras, current worship pastor of Bloomingdale Church, Bloomingdale, Illinois
- Andy Day, Worship Pastor for Coeur d Alene Bible Church, Coeur d Alene, Idaho.