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Kentucky Baptist Music & Worship Conference

September 21, 2017
Noon - 9 p.m. (EDT)


The purpose of the Kentucky Baptist Music & Worship Conference is to encourage Christian fellowship among Kentucky Baptist music leaders and to promote the ministry of music in our churches and in our denomination. Membership is open to all Baptist church musicians, Baptist music educators and other interested persons.


Kentucky Baptist Music & Worship Conference
Parkway Baptist Church, Bardstown
Thursday, September 21, 2017


And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 

not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, 
but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see 
the Day drawing near.  Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV

     Special Guest: Randy Vader

  Randy Vader has enjoyed a brilliant and distinguished career spanning four decades. He is a best-selling composer and lyricist and Dove Award winning producer.

Randy is the CEO of PraiseGathering Music and along with his wife, Carol (CFO), co-owns the company, one of the most respected in Christian music publishing.  He and fellow composer Jay Rouse, have created over 50 ground breaking seasonal, patriotic and general musicals and published over 500 songs.  In addition, he has recorded, produced and published over 1,000 choral pieces under the PraiseGathering, Gaither Music, Adoration, and Alpha Praise imprints.  He has been a part of the Gaither Music family for more than 30 years and with Bill Gaither remains the creative producer for the world-renowned Gaither Music catalogue.

Randy and Carol Vader have had a major impact on church music through the publications from their music company and their long history of financial contribution to music ministries across the nation. Randy is well known for his commitment to keep the legacy of great hymns foundational in the music of the church, while embracing the inspired, new music God is gifting the Body of Christ with around the world. That commitment is seen in the exclusive, eclectic nature and unique quality of music that exemplifies PraiseGathering Music Group.



12:00 p.m.

Registration and Get Acquainted 

1:00 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Worship 

1:30 p.m.

Primary Session – Randy Vader 

2:30 p.m.


3:00 p.m.


Roundtable Discussions Participants will rotate between topic discussions led by facilitators. Possible topics:  Personal worship resources; recruiting volunteers; time management/vacation; staff relations; volunteer “problems”; tech tools 

4:45 p.m.  

Business Session 

5:15 p.m.  

Season of Worship – Led by Randy Vader 

6:30 p.m.  

Banquet and Presentation of Awards 


Entertainment: Bill Patterson
DOM Green Valley Baptist Association, Henderson

 8:30 p.m.




Best Western Shepherdsville

211 South Lakeview Drive

Shepherdsville, KY 40165


Price $92.00 a night plus tax

Must make reservation by September 1, 2017

State that you need to reserve a room that is part of the KY Baptist Convention block



Membership Dues/Registration:
   Full-time: $50
   Part-time/Volunteer: $20
   Students: $10
   Honorary Members: No Dues

Banquet and Entertainment: $15 

****As a KBMC member, you will receive discounts in some of our other events.***

No Church Audition Fee for All-State Children’s Choir
No Church Audition Fee for All-State Junior High Choir
$5 discount on Chorale Memberships
    (Chorale discount also applies to your church members)