For the past 25 years, Jim has directed the touring music teams from Cedarville University. He has been involved in leading church music for over 35 years, as well as teaching worship seminars at conferences and in local churches. Jim earned a BA in Music from Cedarville University and a Bible Diploma from Faith Baptist Bible College. He and his wife, Melody, of 31 years, have three children.
Dr. O'Neel is the director of church music and worship programs. He has served for 11 years as a full-time minister for worship and has a wealth of experience and knowledge in all aspects of traditional and contemporary worship. He received his Ph.D. in music theory from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996 and has been at Cedarville University since 2002.
HeartSong is a talented group of Cedarville University students that present a fresh perspective of faith through music. The group is comprised of 3 teams with 8 members per team. The ministry incorporates contemporary styles with traditional favorites that add up to a sound that is distinctly Cedarville. For more information on the group please visit www.cedarville.edu/HeartSong.