My name is John Pape and I live with my wife and kids in southern California. I am an active member of Horizon Christian Fellowship where I lead worship for a weekly Bible study. My wife’s name is Nancy and my kids names are Gavin and Sarah. Ever since I was young I’ve enjoyed and been involved somehow with music. Formerly with the group Escape a Christian Heavy Metal/Hard Rock group. I am also a board member of the San Diego Songwriter’s Guild where I also maintain their website. I am members of the following organizations the American Society of Composers, Artist, Performers (ASCAP), Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI)
What I Do
- Musician – I play guitar
- Songwriter – I’ve written several songs both Christian Worship and Commercial.
- Author – I wrote the book “Building a House of Worship” a ebook designed to help worship leader build a better more effective music ministry.
- Horizon Leadership Training Levels 1-3
- Horizon School of Evangelism – Ministry Training with four week mission type practicum
- Grossmont College – General Education/Music
Music Ministry History:
- Worship Leader for Spanish Church in Pacific Beach – Pastor Larry Hernandez
- Worship Leader for various weekly Home Bible Studies – Leaders include Tom Garcia, Gerard Burkhuaser, Michael Patton, Richard Orias
- Worship Leader Worship Valley View Church in Spring Valley California, Pastor Bruce Watson
- Festival De Vida – Mexico Mission Trip to Mazatlan and Guadalajara with Horizon Christian Fellowship
- Proficient on both electric and acoustic guitar can also double on bass guitar.
- Music Composer.
- Experienced performer in various musical groups and combo for special events, parties, weddings etc.
- Published songwriter
- Able to read music and chord charts
- Good sense of rhythm
- San Diego Songwriters Guild, Board Member