Worship and My Story

Howdy friend! My name is Nate. Welcome to my online home. I’m a family man, musician, podcaster, entrepreneur, and several other things.

That’s what my little corner of the internet is all about. I’m here simply sharing anything and everything I can about all the many things I have learned and continue to learn in this amazing gift called life.

Here at my blog I enjoy publishing content of all types. Just follow the blog and you’ll see.

I recently saw a quote that I love. I have no idea who said it, but it’s pretty good:

“Don’t be afraid of death. Be afraid of un-lived life.”

I’m also often reminded of a scripture in 1 Corinthians 9 in the Bible where the apostle Paul says he is all things to all men, that by any means he may save some.

In other words he has many paths that lead to one goal. And the same is true for me.

Above everything else, I am a worship leader.

And this, my friend, is the meaning of life.

No I’m not necessarily talking about standing on a stage and singing by the way. Keep reading…

Look at what God said:

1 Peter 2:9—But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Or how about…

Psalm 150:6—Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.

Everyone Leads Worship

The word ‘worship’ has unfortunately evolved into meaning a musical genre or simply a weekly religious experience for church goers.

 I simply want us to rediscover something amazing.

The truth is, we all lead worship. Watch the video just below this to get reminded of this very essential truth.

In 2020, when we were all stuck at home, I created a new YouTube channel about this subject. Here’s my first vlog:

My Story

I was in full time ministry for several years as a worship pastor (churches listed below), but in 2012, after God gave me my first child, I suddenly went on a wild journey of discovering myself as a struggling entrepreneur. I was swept up in the world of what I call “bright-shiny internet money”, striving to use my digital skills in various side hustles – all towards the goal to get my financial house in order (more on this epic internal battle in various posts here on the blog…)

After freelancing for a few years and breaking my back (and bank account because I was clueless about business), I eventually landed a few successes under my belt. It’s been a roller coaster over the last 10 years, between helping plant churches, starting businesses of my own, and working in a few start ups.

I currently own a digital marketing agency called Tellus Media, and am also a stake holder on the lead team at Wealth Assistants, a modern day diversifier for cash flow investors.

I’m also part of 615 Worship Collective, a networking community based out of Nashville, TN devoted to helping resource worship ministries in local churches.

From 2014 to 2016 I was the managing editor of CentricWorship for Centricity Music Publishing, and for the last 20 years I have written and independently released my own music.

From 2002 to 2009 I was the lead singer of Christian rock band, Mali. Listen to our songs here.

My Family

I‘m undeservingly married to an amazing woman named Katie, and together we have four kids. Three handsome little dudes, and a beautiful daughter: Miles, Ian,  Jude, and Selah.

Family is a forgotten thing in our culture unfortunately. I think it’s at the very center of the heart of God. There’s no better place to grow in your understanding of how relationships are supposed to function. And family is the sand box where we put these things into action… for better or worse!

But biological family isn’t all there is. Spiritual family is essential for meaning.

I have spiritual family all over the place, and yet I love God’s family, the local church. I’ve moved around a good amount of times, and I’ve been privileged to serve in four different churches over the last 20+ years of ministry. You can see the list below.

Churches I’ve served in:

Digital Engagement Director, GraceLife – Columbia, SC
Worship Pastor, Church of The King – Katy, TX
Worship Pastor, Living Way Church – Greensboro, NC
Worship Pastor, Grace Church – Chapel Hill, NC
Worship Leader, The City Church – Russellville, AR