Joe Stobaugh brings a wealth of experience to creating unique and meaningful worship for Threshold and all of the services at Grace Avenue UMC.
Joe has served in a variety of churches in Texas, from rural/exurban settings to urban contexts. Joe is an ordained deacon in the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Texas (where he studied music education and saxophone) and a Master of Sacred Music degree (Magna cum Laude) from the Perkins School of Theology and the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University (with a concentration in choral conducting). Joe is a Brother in The Order of Saint Luke.
In May of 2011 Joe was elected by the national membership as President-Elect of The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music andWorship Arts: an organization that serves musicians and worship artists across the United States.
He has been a featured clinician in the areas of worship and sacred music at numerous national conventions and has served as worship designer and consultant in many contexts. He has also served as the preacher at several events within the connection.
Joe's ministry related passions include the development of congregational song and congregational participation in worship, multi-sensory worship, social justice and peace ministries, bridging the world and the church, the intersection of culture and worship, and the use of new music and art forms for worship.