Brian Tabor has been in full-time worship ministry since 1993. He fills a unique calling serving on a church staff as a Worship Pastor while also traveling the country leading worship, doing worship concerts and speaking at conferences with his wife, Kim. In 2001 they launched Tabor Ministries, a worship ministry that also includes the Finally Free Women's Ministry and Stripped Free. They recently finished recording their 6th CD, “I Found Freedom.”
In 2016, Brian launched Worship Leader Probs on Instagram out of a desire to bring laughter and encouragement to Worship and Production Leaders and their volunteer teams. In 2018, The Worship Leader Probs Podcast was born with a mission to entertain, encourage and equip those who serve the local church in Worship and Production. Through inspiring interviews with key industry leaders, hilarious “prayer concerns” guaranteed to make our worlds feel a little smaller, and answering questions sent in by people just like you, the podcast has grown into a thriving community and resource. Worship Leader Probs is impacting ministries around the world with more than 100 episodes and about 400,000 downloads of the podcast, a significant Instagram presence & following, and expanding opportunities to intentionally connect and equip ministry leaders through the WLP Coaching Network.
Brian is also grateful to serve on the Advisory Board for Experience Conference. He is passionate about bringing people to the feet of Jesus through worship. He is a gifted vocalist and pianist who also enjoys mentoring other worship leaders. He is currently the Worship Pastor at Mount Pleasant Christian Church in Greenwood, IN. His other passions include Indiana University basketball, the Indianapolis Colts, the St. Louis Cardinals, cooking and travel. He and Kim reside in Fishers, IN.
Scot Longyear is the Lead Pastor of Maryland Community Church, consistently named by Outreach Magazine as one of the fastest growing churches in the US. Prior to becoming the Lead Pastor, Scot served in various roles including Worship Pastor where he recorded four albums and toured regionally, in addition to leading the worship at a local church. Scot has a strong pastoral voice to worship leaders across the globe with his involvement as Pastor for the Experience Conference as well as guest-host for the popular Worship Leader Probs Podcast.
In addition, Scot is a content creator, producing resources like his latest book, DITCH Your Thinking, his virtual Professional Communications Course, and his daily radio program (with over 15 million listens per month).
Scot has a unique perspective on what it means to be an effective worship pastor as well as an effective lead pastor. Because of this, he helps leaders and teams develop healthy relationships and walk through some of the challenges of ministry.
Scot and his wife, Stephanie, have two daughters and live in Terre Haute, Indiana.
For more information on Pastor Scot, head over to scotlongyear.com.
Jen Smale was born and raised in Tempe, AZ. As the child of a worship leader, she grew up with ministry as a part of her everyday life, and worship in her blood. Jen felt a call to worship leading at the age of 16, and immediately began leading in her church youth group. Throughout her 20+ years in ministry, Jen has held several leadership roles and has led teams of various sizes, styles, demographics and skill levels. She is passionate about songwriting, speaking, teaching, mentoring, and raising up future leaders. Her goal has always been to do the absolute best with what God has given her in the place where He has planted her. Jen is a credentialed minister through the Assemblies of God, and she serves as the Worship Pastor at 29:11 Church in Tempe. She lives in Mesa, AZ with her husband, Josh, and their 5 children.
Jen is a cohost on The Worship Leader Probs Podcast and also serves as a coach in the WLP Coaching Network.