What Our Graduates Are Saying

My time spent with the staff of CCU’s Music & Worship Department was life changing in every way. Through their expertise, devotion, and love I grew as a vocalist, developed a gift for songwriting, and received a new direction in life as God called me to worship ministry. Along the way I always felt challenged and even pastored by these wonderful men and women.”

Justin Miller
Pastor of Celebration Arts & Songwriter
Napa Valley, CA


Professors became my mentors & friends became my family. My professors truly cared for me–musically, mentally & spiritually. My music professors were true mentors–giving me a strong education, the encouragement to explore my talent and the freedom to be myself. I am so grateful to have received the freedom and support to explore my talents and beliefs. I’ve been out of college for a few years now, but I wouldn’t hesitate to call my music professors for guidance today. The way I was loved at that school broke down a lifetime of relational barriers.

Andrea Summer Houp VonAllmen
Singer/songwriter with Artists & Authors
primary Worship Leader at
Crossroads Community Church, Cincinnati, OH

CCU helped to fulfill my dreams of becoming a Music Educator. The Music & Worship Department at CCU has shaped my life and my teaching in so many ways. I feel that I have been fully equipped to answer God’s call into music education not only as a result of my training at CCU, but also because of the outpouring of support and encouragement from faculty and staff. So much of what I learned, and am now applying to my own teaching, has been influence by the ministry and passion of the CCU Music & Worship Department.

Ryan Mowry
Worship Arts Minister
New Life Church of Christ
Bellville, OH

Both because of the quality of faculty and depth of education, I can think of no better place to prepare for a well-rounded worship ministry. Being surrounded by forward-thinking, well-grounded leaders was necessary to opening up a world of worldview essential for effective ministry. A CCU education lays the groundwork for ministry to thrive.

Bobby Jackson
Pastor of Worship and Creative Arts
Suncrest Christian Church
Highland, Hobart, St. John, IN

After taking a seven-year break from my college education, it was very exciting to go into a Christ-focussed music program that emphasized ministry in the local church. We were encouraged to use and expand our God-given talents and creative processes. I still have many friendships that were begun at CCU. I always smile when I remember my time in the Music & Worship Department.

Stephanie Taylor
Composer and Music Educator
with Jubilate Music in Cincinnati, OH

The Music and Worship Department at Cincinnati Christian University typifies what true worship is all about. Worship is our continual praise and love of our mighty God, and here at CCU our students live that each day in their academics, relationships with each other, relationships with their professors, their attitudes, and most importantly their undeniable love for our Great and Mighty God!

Drew Humphreys
Associate Worship Pastor
Savannah (GA) Christian Church