HU Hires Instructor of Worship Leadership
Huntington University is pleased to announce the hiring of Jay LeBlanc as instructor of worship leadership and outreach coordinator.
“We are very excited about Mr. LeBlanc joining our faculty. Worship leadership is such a strategic opportunity for our students to serve the church and Jay brings so much to our worship leadership program with his passion for teaching and his many years of experience as a worship pastor,” said Dr. Mike Wanous, vice president for academic affairs & dean of the faculty. “This joint position with Campus Ministries also allows us to make connections between our campus worship experience and preparing our students for full time ministry in the church.”
A graduate of Cedarville University and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, LeBlanc is an accomplished musician as well as a worship pastor. He has held leadership positions at churches in western Ohio and central Indiana. Along the way, he implemented sound systems, instituted worship services and hosted concerts for touring Christian artists. He has also performed with Larnelle Harris twice, led worship at conferences, lectured and taught as an adjunct professor, published his own songs and recorded a worship album.
At Huntington University, LeBlanc will be responsible for teaching worship leadership classes, supervising and supporting Joyful Noise and coordinating chapel worship.
“I am excited about the potential for growth in the number of students the Lord brings to Huntington to be a part of both the worship leadership program and the overall worship culture,” said LeBlanc. “Huntington has such an opportunity to take what has already been started with the worship leadership program and see it develop into a ‘go to’ university for worship leadership training.”
As the instructor of worship leadership and outreach coordinator, LeBlanc hopes to guide students while also being a light in the lives of the people he is around. With his vast experience, he will be able to impart his knowledge to students while also teaching them the skills they will need to be successful worship leaders.
“Jay brings a particular skill set and experience that will strengthen the worship experience of the Huntington University community as he pours into the members of Joyful Noise,” said Rev. Arthur Wilson, dean of spiritual life & campus pastor. “The office of campus ministries recognizes the significance that providing students the opportunity to facilitate ministry has on their spiritual growth. With Jay on board, we trust that their formation as followers of Jesus and impact as worship leaders will continue to blossom in amazing ways.”