Introducing Byron Spradlin
Rev. Dr. Byron Spradlin is founder and president of Artists in Christian Testimony Intl. As of December 31, 2015 there are in association with A.C.T. Intl 231 Ministry Departments and 344 people [65 full time staff, 98 part-time staff (bi-vocational), 80 active volunteers, 79 On-going Project Staff, 7 Staff Candidates, & 15 short-term missions volunteers] doing ministry in 29 countries and in 35 States in the USA Also, there are 6 other Coalition Ministries informally associated with A.C.T. Intl; www.ACTinternational.org. A.C.T. Intl is incorporated in Canada, Brazil, Kenya & the USA.
GOD has used Byron, since he surrendered his life to Christ’s service at age 19, as a musician, recording artist, published songwriter (ASCAP & NARAS), youth pastor, worship pastor, evangelist, church planter, senior pastor, Bible teacher, professor, and artists-in-missions strategist. Lately Byron has also been helping mission agencies and churches become more friendly places for artists.
Dr. Spradlin is a graduate of Western Seminary, Portland, OR; with a Master of Divinity degree (heavy in Missions, and biblical languages); and there he was the co-founder of the Master of Church Music degree—which he also received there, and for which he served on adjunct faculty for two years in the late 1970’s. He also has done ThM studies (abd) at Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, CA; and in 2012, was awarded the Doctor of Ministry degree (in Worship Studies) from Liberty University’s Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, VA – where he has also teaches courses from time to time in the Worship Studies department.
Over the years Dr. Spradlin has become an international specialist on the theology of worship, imagination and arts leadership. He regularly disciples artists; and encourages pastors and missionaries concerning arts and music in ministry and missions.
Also, he serves as one of the international Co-Catalysts for the ARTS for the global Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization. He is professor of Worship, Imagination & the Arts at Williamson College in Franklin TN (USA). He also serves as Vice-Board-Chair of the international Jews for Jesus mission, having previously served 35 years as Board Chair and the performance coach for their first music-evangelism team, The Liberated Wailing Wall; and, since 2014, he is serving on the Board of WorldVenture Mission agency based in Denver, CO.
His ministry experience ranges through almost 50 nations, and from arts in evangelism, missions and ministry, to Jewish & Muslim Evangelism, to church planting, to worship ministry and coaching, and the theology of worship, imagination and the arts.
His wife, Pam, and he have been married for since 1974; their two grown children are married, and they have four amazing grand children.
His heart is to see people find forgives and rightness with God through Jesus Christ, and grow in a companioning worship walk with HIM daily as they live out a culture-changing life of service for HIM in their community.
Feel free to email Byron at Byron@ACTinternational
Dr. Spradlin also serves the following ministries and international ministry efforts as:
A.C.T. Music Group Inc.
… making Bible-based Music & mentoring songwriters and artists for the nations …
Arts Network international Co-Catalyst
The Lausanne Movement
… Mobilizing evangelical leaders to collaborate for world evangelization
Professor of WORSHIP, IMAGINATION & the ARTS
Williamson College … Franklin, TN
Board Vice-Chair, Board of Directors &
International Board Chairs Group Coordinator
Jews for Jesus, San Francisco, CA
… making the Messiahship of Jesus an unavoidable issue …
WorldVenture mission, Denver, CO
… A Global Catalyst for Gospel Movements …