2022 ONWARD Worship Conference

Trinity Baptist Church, Cayce

ONWARD is a One-Day Worship Leader Conference that embraces the past and present while looking forward to the future. Worship leaders from all different styles and backgrounds will converge for main teaching sessions and times of corporate worship aimed at rediscovering our call to biblical worship in the church.  Breakouts throughout the day will be taught by local, regional, and national experts in a wide arrangement of fields from songwriting and team building to the pastor/worship leader relationship and training up the next generation. Join us for a day of encouragement and equipping!



We are thrilled to announce that our Main Session Speaker will be Zac Hicks!

Zac Hicks (D.Min., Knox Theological Seminary; M.Div., Denver Seminary; B.A., Biola University) has been pastoring and leading worship for years in churches all across the US—Hawaii, California, Colorado, Florida, and most recently Alabama. He is the author of The Worship Pastor (Zondervan, 2016) and Worship By Faith Alone (IVP Academic, forthcoming). A songwriter and producer, Zac’s music is streaming everywhere. Zac’s passions include the intersection of old and new in worship, the pastoral dimensions of worship leading, and recovering the gospel-centered theology of the Reformation for the sake of worship renewal. Zac has been married to his wife, Abby, for over twenty years, and they have four kids: Joel, Jesse, Brody, and Bronwyn. Check out his website zachicks.com.


We are thrilled to announce our Worship Band will be from the Worship Initiative!


Aaron Williams

Aaron is a worship leader and songwriter passionate about seeing a spiritual awakening in this generation. Aaron has had a heart to write worship songs from a young age, and now, more than ever seeks to write lyrically rich and musically beautiful songs that help the Church voice its worship to Jesus. Over the past few years, Aaron has invested more and more of his time and energy into building up and training worship leaders and worship teams in various settings. Whether it’s investing in a small group of leaders in a living-room setting or leading with a band in a large auditorium, Aaron’s leadership is consistently thoughtful, creative, and Christ-centered. www.awilliamsmusic.com



John Marc Kohl

John Marc is a worship leader, songwriter, and musician dedicated to glorifying God through creativity. From being on staff at a few churches to supporting other artists and ministries, John Marc has always loved to lead others to connect with Jesus through worship. As a result of releasing music in different genres, he also realizes the need for worship music to be as creative and beautiful as Jesus. John Marc is a Resident Artist for The Worship Initiative and is excited to be a part of a collective that’s writing and creating to glorify God. He and his wife Lila live in Dallas, TX. www.johnmarckohl.com




Adam Westlake – Electric Guitar

Addi Painter – Worship Leader & Vocals

Nathan Fox – Drums

Daniel Bell – Keys

Aimee Norris – Cello



$25 per person by May 1
$39 per person by August 1
Purchase 4 registrations, and get the 5th one FREE

No refund after November 1st