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