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