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Ellen Binnion

Anthony Stevens

Worship Arts, Class of 2019

“I entered Judson thinking I would be prepared to be a worship leader. I [left] Judson equipped and empowered in a pastoral calling to be a worship leader,” said Anthony Stevens ’19 of Mahomet, Ill. “Judson’s Worship Arts program providing me with the tools I needed to be a well-trained leader in the church, not just a musician… the Worship Arts degree proved to be the best vehicle for me to prepare well for my ministry calling.”

As an active member of high school music programs, Anthony decided to attend to Judson in order to follow his calling to church music ministry. “I didn’t know how I would fit into the culture. What I found quickly was genuine people who shared the love of Christ in so many practical ways,” Anthony reflected.

Now that he has graduated, Anthony has begun his full-time ministry as the Worship Director of New Covenant Bible Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. "I love that I get to apply the training that was so intentionally given to me,” he said. Through musical, theological, and practical training, the Worship Arts program intentionally develops leaders for lifetime ministry in the church.

“Judson prepared me by providing practical ministry experience, opportunities to grow in my communication abilities, and a space to learn," Anthony said. Just months after graduation, he is starting a Master of Arts in Theological Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. "Without the support of my professors and leaders from Judson, I would not be where I am today as an academic or leader," he said.

Overall, Anthony sums up his Judson story, saying: “It’s an understatement to say that the Lord blessed me during my time in Elgin.”

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