Dr. Gerald B. Ray – Retired Minister of Music of First Baptist Church in Houston and Chuck’s “Father in Music Ministry”
It is a distinct privilege to recommend Chuck Bridwell to any Music Minister who wants to excel with fresh ideas, wise tips, and creative programs. Chuck has been a successful leader and popular innovator, who now has time to share his wisdom and techniques with churches and young leaders who want to do more than the ordinary. This is one of those opportunities you should not miss!
Gary Rhodes – Minister of Music, Highland Baptist Church, Waco, and well-known arranger/composer
I have had the privilege of knowing Chuck for many years and have been able to observe him in Music Ministry. I cannot think of a better person to come alongside Ministers of Music as a consultant. I have been amazed at his knowledge of music ministry, his organizational skills and his ability to get a big group of people pulling together as a team. Chuck is not only a very talented musician – he has a wonderful love for the Lord and for His people.
Dr. Terry York – Professor, Truett Theological Seminary
I know of no one more qualified than Chuck Bridwell, and few as qualified, to minister to church musicians in this way. The call to ministry still burns in his heart and belly. His experience and insight reveal the keen knowledge and dedication of one who “gets it.” Over the years, Chuck has proven that he can dream big and make the dream become reality. I think it’s because his dreaming is of the Holy Spirit and his motivation is ministry. Chuck has every right to simply take it easy. But he can’t. When he said “yes” to music ministry he meant it. Let him look over your shoulder, then listen to what he has to say. He is one of the true church music ministry heroes.
Todd Bell – Worship Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Dallas
It is an honor to recommend to any church a seasoned veteran worship pastor such as Chuck Bridwell! It has been my honor to know Chuck and Debbie for over twenty years and to watch the blessing and favor of God on his life and ministry. Chuck brings a wealth of experience, leadership, and passion to all areas of Music and Worship life. I cannot think of anyone as qualified to partner with the local church in taking their Worship ministry to the next level. I encourage to you consider having Chuck come alongside your team to advance your ministry. He is a man of character, integrity and love for the local church!
Dr. Randall Bradley – Head of Department of Church Music at Baylor University
Chuck Bridwell is a true minister; always encouraging and singularly focused on helping. With years of experience, he is always looking for new ideas and fresh approaches. Integrity and trust are hallmarks of his ministry.
Dr. Tim Studstill – Director, Music and Worship Team, Baptist General Convention of Texas
I have been impressed by Chuck’s sincere desire to live a life to honor Christ, offer excellence in music, minister sensitively to people and be creative and adaptable in times of transition. I have known Chuck for many years and have had the opportunity to meet several former choir members, music ministers he has mentored and church members he has impacted. They have all attested to these attributes in his life. In all my opportunities to work with Chuck I have been impressed by his consistency, graciousness and warm sense of humor. He has skills and insights that few men can bring. He is more than a consultant, he is a compassionate minister with honoring God as his passion.
Don Blackley – Director of Singing Men of North Central Texas
I’ve been doing music ministry over fifty years. In that time I’ve not known anyone who’s done the whole package of minister/conductor/mentor/arranger/producer/encourager any better than Chuck Bridwell. Now he can be on your team!
Dr. David Music – Professor of Church Music, Baylor University
Chuck Bridwell brings a wealth of experience in the local church to this ministry. His is a well thought-out, reasoned approach to music ministry that is reflected in joyous and effective singing of the Lord’s praises. I value his insights and commend him highly.
Mark Powers – Director, Worship & Music Office, South Carolina Baptist Convention
Chuck Bridwell is as qualified as anyone I know in America to help local churches with their worship and music ministries. Chuck has a great sense of humor yet a grounded knowledge of what is appropriate and effective for the church poised to reach its community for Christ.
Dan Yeary – Pastor, North Phoenix Baptist Church, Phoenix, AZ, who served with Chuck for 18 years in Miami, FL
Chuck Bridwell is the epitome of the name, Minister of Music. I recommend him with complete confidence and considerable enthusiasm. Chuck has broad and varied experience in multiple church settings. He demonstrates the high technical skills required of a good musician and has an unparalled heart for people. He is low on ego and high on relationships. He is more than a survivor of the worship wars. He has weathered many storms, led people successfully and has succeeded in creating balance and value in multiple fellowships. Chuck is smart, affable and unflappable. His love for people and for our Lord is contagious.
Kurt Kaiser – Pianist, composer, arranger and long time friend
After many years of faithful service, Chuck Bridwell has retired as a full time Minister of Music. But the wonderful thing is that he is making himself available to freshen your music ministry. I could not be happier for Chuck. He’s a veteran!
Ron Durham – Retired pastor of Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Waco
As Pastor of Columbus Ave. Baptist Church, Waco, Texas, it was my privilege to serve alongside of Chuck Bridwell, the Minister of Music. Chuck is gifted in so many ways. He is gifted in creating Sunday worship services with all styles of quality music that praises and glorifies the Lord. He is gifted in developing choirs of all ages. His choir and orchestra members loved and appreciated him. He is gifted in producing special programs such as the Waco Christmas Celebration which drew thousands annually . Chuck was a team player on staff. He is a genuine ,humble,patient, Christian gentleman which,along with his wonderful sense of humor, makes him a delight to be around.
Chris Wommack – Worship Pastor, FBC Woodway, TX
It is such a privilege for me to be able to recommend my good friend, Chuck Bridwell, to you. In these days of “worship wars,” I simply can’t think of ANYONE more gifted at bridging the gap. And he does it with a smile and a sense of humor too!
David Hamilton – Nashville arranger and producer for Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Disney and many others
God placed Chuck Bridwell in my life at an important time – first job out of college serving as his music assistant, struggling through grad school, and newly married. As I look back, I’m more and more grateful for the things I learned from Chuck and for the friendship we forged. Chuck is a man who loves God deeply, a quality that becomes evident quickly when you meet him. He cares about people. As I’ve watched him over the years I’ve learned about being disciplined, about consistency and resilience and I’ve seen him face adversity with determination, humility and even humor. If you are in need of a reminder about why God has called you, a fresh honest opinion, some solid and tested ideas about music ministry, a rejuvenating word, a gentle encouragement, a listening ear or even a good laugh or two, Chuck Bridwell is your man. I can’t think of a better person to come along side you and be an encouraging brother. He’s done that for me for over 20 years and I’m very grateful.
Brian Dunks – Pastor of Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Waco
I highly recommend Chuck Bridwell. The music ministry at Columbus Avenue elevated in excellence and distinction during his years of service. He was instrumental is helping Columbus transition its Sunday morning service times and worship styles. There is no one more gifted or more skillful to serve your church in this capacity.