Catalyst for the Arts
Rev. Dr. Byron Spradlin is founder and president of Artists in Christian Testimony Intl, a missions & ministry sending board for artists and creatives.
He is a musician, published songwriter (ASCAP & NARAS), Bible teacher, church planter, worship leader and professor; and an international specialist on worship, imagination and arts leadership. He regularly disciples artists; and encourages pastors and missionaries concerning arts and music in ministry and missions.
The mission board he directs currently has over 350 artists doing creative Kingdom ministry touching over 29 nations. A.C.T. Intl is also incorporated in Canada, Brazil and Kenya. And lately he has been helping other mission agencies and churches become more friendly places for artists. [email protected]
Also, he serves as the international Co-Catalyst for the ARTS for the global Lausanne Movement for World Evangelization. He is professor of Worship, Imagination & the Arts at Williamson College in Franklin TN (USA). He serves as Vice-Board-Chair of the international Jews for Jesus mission, having previously served 35 years as Board Chair and the performance coach for their first music-evangelism team, The Liberated Wailing Wall. And he serves as a board member for the international mission agency, WorldVenture based in Denver, CO.
His ministry experience ranges through almost 50 nations, and from arts in evangelism, missions and ministry, to Jewish & Muslim Evangelism, to church planting, to worship ministry and coaching, and the theology of worship, imagination and the arts.
His wife, Pam, and he have been married for 42 years; their two grown children are married, and they have four amazing grand children.
His heart is to see people find forgives and rightness with God through Jesus Christ, and grow in a companioning worship walk with HIM daily as they live out a culture-changing life of service for HIM in their community.