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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. Christmas Praises
  3. Drawn to You
  4. For Such a Time as This
  5. Holy Sacrifice
  6. Hymn of Thanksgiving
  7. I Was Glad
  8. It’s a Wonderful Life
  9. Messianic Praise Song
  10. My Father God of Pow’r and Might
  11. New Heart, A
  12. One Special Night
  13. Sovereign Lord
  14. Whom Have I in Heaven but You?
  1. Advent Peace
  2. At the End of Life’s Road
  3. Atoning Sacrifice
  4. Bucharest
  5. Cáceres
  6. Celestial Adoration
  7. Chamorro
  8. Child in the Manger
  9. Colonel Hill
  10. Comfort Ye My People
  11. Glorious Peace
  12. God Moves
  13. Heaven’s Resource
  14. Holy Sacrifice
  15. India Basin
  16. Lament over Divine Judgment
  17. Last Days Plea
  18. Macedonia
  19. Marcho di Rèi (harmonizer)
  20. Master’s Praise
  21. Miracle from Heaven
  22. Precious Peace
  23. Rockford
  24. Safe Passage
  25. Silent Reverence
  26. Silent Worship
  27. Sing Praises
  28. Triune Adoration
  29. Worthy Is the Lamb!