NATIONAL WORSHIP LEADER CONFERENCE, NASHVILLE (May 20-21, 2019) The NWLC is an inspirational and informative gathering that brings together musicians and songwriters, movers and shakers, theologians and scholars across the global worship community. I’m a workshop teacher at this event, speaking on worship and the arts, as well as demoing the WalkaBout Drum. This event will be held at Brentwood Baptist Church, 7777 Concord Road, Brentwood, TN.

BICOL CENTER FOR CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP, LEGAZPI (June 1-13, 2019) I will once again be traveling to Legazpi, Philippines, to support our good friends at BCCL, to teach classes and workshops, and lead worship. This is my fourth trip to support these great people and ministry, and I’m excited to be bringing a small team with me this time. Please let me know if you’d like to help sponsor this trip.

NAMM SHOW, NASHVILLE (July 18-20, 2019) The INNOVA crew will once again host a booth at the Summer National Association of Music Merchants Show at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, to show off the WalkaBout. There are quite a few exciting developments to share, and we’re busy preparing for them. If you’re a NAMM participant, please make sure you come by our booth! More info on

WINE & WEENIE PARTY AT BOEGER WINERY, PLACERVILLE (August 3, 2019) Bring your favorite canine to this fun event at Boeger Winery.  Waiting For Sunday will provide the music, with food and other dog-friendly activities from 11 AM till 4 PM. Boeger Winery is at 1709 Carson Road, Placerville.

SUNSET SIPPIN’ AT BOEGER WINERY, PLACERVILLE (August 16, 2019) Waiting For Sunday has turned into a permanent band at Boeger’s annual Sunset Sippin’ Concert Series. Come out to Boeger Winery, 1709 Carson Road, Placerville, from 6-9 PM, for some tremendous wines and some fun music!

SIERRA VISTA WINERY, PLACERVILLE (August 24, 2019) Waiting For Sunday is excited to perform from 12:30-3:30 PM on Saturday afternoon, August 24, at the beautiful Sierra Vista Winery, 4560 Cabernet Way, Placerville. Make a day of it and join us. Visit the Sierra Vista website for more info.

WORSHIP SONGWRITER WORKSHOP, SACRAMENTO (September 6-7, 2019) I encourage all worship leaders and songwriters in northern California to be a part of this upcoming fall workshop, where I’ll be a workshop leader. David M. Bailey (Urban Doxology) and Dr. Pete Sanchez (“I Exalt Thee) are keynote speakers, and Chris Long (Deer Hill Music) will also talk about the business/legal aspects of songwriting. For more information and registration, see their Facebook page here.

CALVIN INSTITUTE (December 2-4, 2019) The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has invited me to join a peer review working group to discuss evolutionary ideas of multicultural worship. This is a unique opportunity for me, and I look forward to collaborative interaction and learning with some of the leading scholars and practitioners in multicultural worship.

INTERSECTIONS: ARTS & FAITH, SACRAMENTO (February 28-29, 2020) If you’re a dancer, painter, musician, actor, writer, etc., you need to come to this gathering of artists of faith! This year’s event will be at William Jessup University in Rocklin. More details to come on the website,

OTHER ENGAGEMENTS I’m always looking for opportunities to speak on worship or faith and the arts, perform as a soloist or with my duo, Waiting For Sunday, or my trio, ML3, and lead worship with God’s people. If you’d like me to visit, please contact me. I’d love to join you in your journey.

CHILTON_PalmSunday2009-010OAK HILLS CHURCH    As the Creative Arts Pastor, I regularly lead worship at my home church (1100 Blue Ravine Road in Folsom, phone 983-0181). While I don’t consider this “performing” in the typical sense of the word, I would love to have you join us as we meet God together. Services are Sundays at 9:00 & 11:00 AM.

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