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Heather was born in Louisiana and raised in Garland, Texas. She graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music. As the daughter of a music minister, Heather was raised around Word products and feels so blessed to be connecting music ministers to worship resources in her job! Heather has been married to her husband, Allen, for 4 years and has two beautiful daughters. In her spare time, she loves watching football (Go Cowboys!), taking road trips, and eating good food!
Katie J. Justice
Katie was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and attended college at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, where she was a part of the Music and Worship Program. Katie has been leading worship for over five years and loves leading worship at her local church. She loves to write and play music, hang out with friends, go to local coffee shops, and watch movies. Katie is so excited to see what God will do through her role at Word Music & Church Resources!
Kevin was born in Dearborn, Michigan and raised in Pandora, Ohio. He attended Bluffton University in Bluffton, Ohio and has served as a church musician and music educator for over 15 years. As an active musician and educator, Kevin has extensive experience working on the music ministry and choral education platforms. He is excited to bring that knowledge to other church ministries and to service and empower other church music leaders! Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife, playing music, and reading.
Sammy was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and grew up in Thomasville, Georgia. He and his three brothers were raised by a teacher and music minister. After attending Belmont University and Valdosta State University, Sammy decided to make Music City his home. Sammy has been a part of the Word Music & Church Resources family for over 3 years. He enjoys spending time with his wife and is a die-hard LSU football fan. Geaux Tigers!
Grant was born and raised in Newport, TN and attended college at Middle Tennessee State University (Go Blue Raiders!), where he majored in Music Education. After college and working for LifeWay stores in the area, Grant participated in a one-year music and worship residency program at Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, TN. He joined the WMCR team in October 2018 and is grateful to be in a job where he can serve the church by providing music ministry resources. Grant and his wife, Kaitlyn, reside in Southeast Nashville and enjoy spending time with each other, family, and friends.
Michael W. Smith
Mike is a native Texan, born in Dallas, which explains why he is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan! He has been serving music ministries in Texas and Tennessee for over 30 years and joined our Word Music & Church Resources team in Fall of 2017! Mike loves the opportunity to serve music ministries across the country, and is a longtime Word Choral Club member himself. His favorite hobbies are spending time with his family, reading, and sailing his boat Bella Vita.
Justin was born and raised in Nashville, TN. Attending college at Middle Tennessee State University, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Business. Justin has been a part of Word Music & Church Resources for over 12 years! He is happily married to his wife of 13 years and has two boys both under the age of five. He enjoys sports, photography, concerts, volunteering at his church, and finding the next great film at the local movie theater.
Zack was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and grew up in Middletown, Indiana. He attended Indiana Wesleyan University and completed his Ministry and Leadership Degree online through Oklahoma Wesleyan. Zack has been in ministry for over 10 years, including both youth and worship roles! He is new to the Nashville area and is excited to be a part of the WMCR family and serve churches across the country by providing meaningful worship resources.