In 1995 Dr. Barry Liesch and his partner, Mike Kent, created a worship resource presence on the internet. We published several articles and a zip downloadable keyboard improv book all at once. Immediately we attracted traffic. Within just one day (!) a university student from Mexico emailed us to say that he had downloaded the improv book, was working on it right then at midnight while his wife and kids were sleeping, and that he wanted to be a better worship leader. That we could reach out to him brought tears to our eyes, and it encouraged us to continue.
In 1998 worshipinfo.com was created and James Taylor became a partner. By 2003 the site had acquired significant traffic, and 200,000 downloads of the zip keyboard book by Barry had occurred. But soon after our dear friend, James, died at a tragically young age. About that time, Barry & Mike took on enlarged responsibilities in their careers, and for the next eight years the site remained dormant and traffic gradually diminished.
Now in 2012, reactivated by Barry and his son Jesse, the site contains not only considerably more materials, but materials of a much higher quality, generated while Barry has been heading up the Music in Worship program at Biola University (LA area).
The stuff here — really drafts in progress — is being refined constantly in the act of teaching/observing students and responding to their feedback. Much more is planned! As we get it in good shape, we’ll post it here immediately. Stay tuned!