Dr. O’Neel serves as the Director of the worship program. He has served the local church for over 20 years, including full-time worship pastorates in Texas, California, and Oklahoma. Dr. O’Neel has published articles on church music and leadership, blogs on, and is active as a worship leader, conference presenter, and worship consultant.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Music Theory, University of Texas at Austin
  • M.M. in Theory, Southern Methodist University
  • M.M. in Choral Conducting, Southern Methodist University
  • B.M. in Theory and Composition, Ouachita Baptist University,


  • Travel - especially in the Caribbean
  • Computers
  • Snorkeling
  • Tropical fish
  • Foster parenting

Contact Information

Expert Topics

  • Choral Music
  • Church Music and Worship
  • Contemporary Worship Music
  • Hymnology
  • Music and Worship Technology
  • Music Theory