1951–
portrait

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.

His 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 God So Loved
  12. For Such a Time as This
  13. Golden Rule Song
  14. He Shall Live
  15. Holy Is the Lord!
  16. Hope of Glo­ry
  17. Hymn of Thanks­giv­ing
  18. I Was Glad
  19. It’s a Won­der­ful Life
  20. Jesus, Your Name
  21. Lamb of God
  22. Lord, Show Me What It Means
  23. Lord, We Have Come to Wor­ship You
  24. Lord, You Alone Are Wor­thy!
  25. Messianic Praise Song
  26. New Heart, A
  27. O God, Our Light
  28. O Lord, Des­cend
  29. One Spe­cial Night
  30. Peace for the Val­ley
  31. Sov’reign God, to You Alone
  32. Sovereign Lord
  33. To You, Ho­ly Lord
  34. We Bless Thee for Thy Peace
  35. We Have Come to Wor­ship You, O Lord
  36. Whom Have I in Hea­ven but You?
  37. Worship Hymn, A
  38. Worship Song
  39. 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. God Or­dains
  27. Gospel Mes­sage
  28. Gracious Spir­it
  29. Heaven’s Re­source
  30. Holy Sac­ri­fice
  31. I Speak of Beth­le­hem
  32. India Ba­sin
  33. It Is Well with My Soul
  34. Jesus Is the On­ly Way
  35. Joyful Bells
  36. King of Glo­ry and Peace
  37. King of Kings
  38. Lament ov­er Di­vine Judg­ment
  39. Last Days Plea
  40. Lord’s Park
  41. Love So Am­az­ing
  42. Macedonia
  43. Marcho di Rèi (har­mon­iz­er)
  44. Master’s Praise
  45. Miracle from Hea­ven
  46. N. Bar­ring­ton
  47. Never Alone
  48. O Lord, Des­cend
  49. Old Pal­a­tine
  50. Our Of­fer­ings
  51. Precious Peace
  52. Pure Zeal
  53. Quickly Com­ing
  54. Resting in Je­sus’ Arms
  55. Rockford
  56. Rockingham
  57. Safe Pas­sage
  58. Salvation’s Plan
  59. Sangerhausen
  60. Silent Faith
  61. Silent Rev­er­ence
  62. Silent Wor­ship
  63. Sing Prais­es
  64. Sov’reign God
  65. Speak, Lord
  66. Those Christ­mas Bells
  67. Totally Sur­rend­ered
  68. Triune Ad­o­ra­tion
  69. Trust and Obey
  70. Upheld by Hope
  71. Victory Through Grace
  72. We Bless Thee
  73. We Have Come
  74. Worthy Alone
  75. Worthy Is the Lamb!
  76. Wounded for Me