1951–
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Werdebaugh studied piano as a child and continued studying piano and pipe organ at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music. He received a BA in Biblical Studies and Christian Education from Wheaton College, and a MA from Wheaton Graduate School in the area of Christian Leadership, concentrating in Christian Ministries, Interpersonal Communications, and Missions (Cross-Cultural Communications) with an Hispanic emphasis.

Werdebaugh has served churches as Assistant Pastor, Lay Pastor, Preaching Worship Director, Choir Director, Director of Missions and Outreach, organist, pianist, keyboardist and teacher. He has served in the music ministry and, as of 2017, has sung in the choir at Salem First Church of the Nazarene, Salem, Oregon, for over 16 years. He is a Member-at-Large Emeritus with and is a past Dean of the Salem, Oregon, Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Werdebaugh’s works include:

  1. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
  2. As for Me and My House
  3. At the Name of Jesus
  4. Christmas Praises
  5. Come Away with Jesus
  6. Come, Holy Spirit
  7. Come, Lord Jesus, Come
  8. Drawn to You
  9. Easter Joy
  10. Father’s Prayer, A
  11. For Such a Time as This
  12. Golden Rule Song
  13. Holy is the Lord!
  14. Holy Sacrifice
  15. Hope of Glory
  16. Hymn of Thanksgiving
  17. I Was Glad
  18. It’s a Wonderful Life
  19. Jesus, Your Name
  20. Lord, You Alone Are Worthy!
  21. Messianic Praise Song
  22. New Heart, A
  23. O God, Our Light
  24. One Special Night
  25. Sov’reign God, to You Alone
  26. Sovereign Lord
  27. Whom Have I in Heaven but You?
  28. Worship Hymn, A
  29. Worship Song
  30. You Alone
  1. Advent Peace
  2. All Hail the Power
  3. Amazing Love
  4. At the End of Life’s Road
  5. Atoning Sacrifice
  6. Bucharest
  7. Behold the Bridegroom
  8. Behold the Man
  9. Cáceres
  10. Celestial Adoration
  11. Chamorro
  12. Child in the Manger
  13. Christmas Chimes
  14. Colonel Hill
  15. Come to Me
  16. Comfort Ye My People
  17. Descend on Me
  18. Divine Dependence
  19. Elevation
  20. Exalt the King
  21. Glorious Peace
  22. God Moves
  23. Gracious Spirit
  24. Heaven’s Resource
  25. Holy Sacrifice
  26. India Basin
  27. Jesus Is the Only Way
  28. Joyful Bells
  29. King of Glory and Peace
  30. King of Kings
  31. Lament over Divine Judgment
  32. Last Days Plea
  33. Lord’s Park
  34. Love So Amazing
  35. Macedonia
  36. Marcho di Rèi (harmonizer)
  37. Master’s Praise
  38. Miracle from Heaven
  39. N. Barrington
  40. Never Alone
  41. Old Palatine
  42. Our Offerings
  43. Precious Peace
  44. Pure Zeal
  45. Quickly Coming
  46. Resting in Jesus’ Arms
  47. Rockford
  48. Rockingham
  49. Safe Passage
  50. Sangerhausen
  51. Silent Reverence
  52. Silent Worship
  53. Sing Praises
  54. Sov’reign God
  55. Totally Surrendered
  56. Triune Adoration
  57. Trust and Obey
  58. Upheld by Hope
  59. Victory Through Grace
  60. Worthy Alone
  61. Worthy Is the Lamb!