John Pape - Composer Songwriter Worship LeaderMy 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 John Pape Can 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.

John Pape’s Education:

  • 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
  • Worship for Kids Church – Horizon Christian Fellowship – San Diego California – Ministry Leader Kristen Hyler
  • Worship Leader – Engage Community Church – Lemon Grove California – Pastor Byron Scott

Additional Information:

  • Proficient on both electric and acoustic 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

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