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Leading Worship at the 2011 Perkins School of Youth Ministry

Joe Stobaugh is currently serving as the Executive Minister of Worship and Arts at Grace Avenue United Methodist Church in Frisco, TX. Rev. Stobaugh facilitates the creation of the six weekend worship events at Grace Avenue (whose styles range from ‘traditional’, to Taizé, to ‘contemporary’ and ‘emergent’) and serves as one of the preachers in the preaching team at GAUMC.

Prior to his appointment at Grace Avenue, Joe served in a vareity of contexts in Texas, from rural/exurban settings to urban contexts. 

Rev. Stobaugh is an ordained deacon in the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Joe holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Texas (where he studied music education and saxophone) and a Master of Sacred Music degree (Magna cum Laude) from the Perkins School of Theology and the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University (with a concentration in choral conducting). Rev. Stobaugh is a Brother in The Order of Saint Luke.  

Joe is a past National President of The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts: an organization that serves musicians and worship artists across the United States. 

He released his first full length album, Pilgrimage in September of 2013. Joe is also playing bass in the worship band Renewed Worship, who released an EP of all original worship music in 2014. In 2015 he released Music for Winter and has released singles in 2016, 2017, and 2018, all of which are available pretty much all over the internet. 

He has been a featured clinician in the areas of worship and sacred music at numerous national conventions and has served as worship designer and consultant in many contexts. He has also served as the preacher at several events winthin the connection.

Joe's ministry related passions include the development of congregational song and congregational participation in worship, social justice and peace ministries, bridging the world and the church, the intersection of culture and worship, and the use of new music and art forms for worship. 

 Joe loves travel, watch Dallas Stars Hockey, and spend time with his wife Sarah, their daughter Eleanor Grace, son Sam!