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. At the Name of Jesus
  3. Christmas Praises
  4. Drawn to You
  5. Easter Joy
  6. Father’s Prayer, A
  7. For Such a Time as This
  8. Holy Sacrifice
  9. Hymn of Thanksgiving
  10. I Was Glad
  11. It’s a Wonderful Life
  12. Lord, You Alone Are Worthy!
  13. Messianic Praise Song
  14. My Father God of Pow’r and Might
  15. New Heart, A
  16. O God, Our Light
  17. One Special Night
  18. Sov’reign God, to You Alone
  19. Sovereign Lord
  20. Whom Have I in Heaven but You?
  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. Cáceres
  9. Celestial Adoration
  10. Chamorro
  11. Child in the Manger
  12. Christmas Chimes
  13. Colonel Hill
  14. Comfort Ye My People
  15. Divine Dependence
  16. Elevation
  17. Glorious Peace
  18. God Moves
  19. Gracious Spirit
  20. Heaven’s Resource
  21. Holy Sacrifice
  22. India Basin
  23. Joyful Bells
  24. Lament over Divine Judgment
  25. Last Days Plea
  26. Love So Amazing
  27. Macedonia
  28. Marcho di Rèi (harmonizer)
  29. Master’s Praise
  30. Miracle from Heaven
  31. Old Palatine
  32. Our Offerings
  33. Precious Peace
  34. Rockford
  35. Rockingham
  36. Safe Passage
  37. Sangerhausen
  38. Silent Reverence
  39. Silent Worship
  40. Sing Praises
  41. Sov’reign God
  42. Triune Adoration
  43. Worthy Alone
  44. Worthy Is the Lamb!