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 God So Loved
  12. For Such a Time as This
  13. Golden Rule Song
  14. He Shall Live
  15. Holy is the Lord!
  16. Holy Sacrifice
  17. Hope of Glory
  18. Hymn of Thanksgiving
  19. I Was Glad
  20. It’s a Wonderful Life
  21. Jesus, Your Name
  22. Lamb of God
  23. Lord, Show Me What It Means
  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 Have Come to Worship You, O Lord
  35. Whom Have I in Heaven but You?
  36. Worship Hymn, A
  37. Worship Song
  38. 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. It Is Well with My Soul
  31. Jesus Is the Only Way
  32. Joyful Bells
  33. King of Glory and Peace
  34. King of Kings
  35. Lament over Divine Judgment
  36. Last Days Plea
  37. Lord’s Park
  38. Love So Amazing
  39. Macedonia
  40. Marcho di Rèi (harmonizer)
  41. Master’s Praise
  42. Miracle from Heaven
  43. N. Barrington
  44. Never Alone
  45. O Lord, Descend
  46. Old Palatine
  47. Our Offerings
  48. Precious Peace
  49. Pure Zeal
  50. Quickly Coming
  51. Resting in Jesus’ Arms
  52. Rockford
  53. Rockingham
  54. Safe Passage
  55. Salvation’s Plan
  56. Sangerhausen
  57. Silent Reverence
  58. Silent Worship
  59. Sing Praises
  60. Sov’reign God
  61. Speak, Lord
  62. Totally Surrendered
  63. Triune Adoration
  64. Trust and Obey
  65. Upheld by Hope
  66. Victory Through Grace
  67. Worthy Alone
  68. Worthy Is the Lamb!