The Worship Initiative is a collective of worship leaders and songwriters based in Dallas, TX. Initially founded by Shane & Shane as an online equipping resource for worship leaders and churches, it has since grown into a thriving community of singers, musicians, songwriters, and theologians seeking to help the Church worship God with music that is artistically compelling and scripturally sound.
Shane & Shane is the combination of solo artists Shane Barnard and Shane Everett. After meeting in college, Shane & Shane began writing songs and touring the country leading worship. Over 15 years later, they’re writing more music than ever, with no intention of slowing down. Their desire has always been to glorify the Lord instead of themselves and they do so by writing music that is biblically based, lyrically rich, and sonically engaging. Check out their discography!
Over the past few years, Shane & Shane have dedicated their lives to encourage and equip worship leaders and their teams through an online resource called The Worship Initiative. The Worship Initiative is an equipping ministry and a collective of worship leaders that, over the past few years, has grown into a thriving community in and of itself.
Davy Flowers was born and raised in Houston, Texas and after being away for over 15 years is back as a worship minister, songwriter, and resident artist at The Worship Initiative in Dallas, TX. She carries a passion to see lives radically impacted by experiencing the presence of God and the reality of His love. Over the years, her music has been inspired by her journey of being made whole and alive by the very intimate care and love of the Father. Flowers' music is an infusion of her story of healing and triumph through her friendship with Jesus. As a result, her heart's desire is to write music that connects broken and weary hearts with the heart of a loving and personal God.
Today, you can typically find Davy with an instrument, book, or journal in hand, on a running trail, spending time with her people, or belting down the hallways.
Aaron is a worship leader and songwriter passionate about seeing a spiritual awakening in this generation. Aaron has had a heart to write worship songs from a young age, and now, more than ever, seeks to write lyrically rich and musically beautiful songs that help the Church voice its worship to Jesus. Over the past few years, Aaron has invested more and more of his time and energy into building up and training worship leaders and worship teams in various settings. Whether it’s investing in a small group of leaders in a living-room setting or leading with a band in a large auditorium, Aaron’s leadership is consistently thoughtful, creative, and Christ-centered. Aaron is the co-founder of Dwell, a parachurch ministry serving both the individual Christ-follower and the church, and a resident artist at The Worship Initiative, in Dallas TX.
John Marc is a worship leader, songwriter, and musician dedicated to glorifying God through creativity. From being on staff at a few churches, to supporting other artists and ministries, John Marc has always loved to lead others to connect with Jesus through worship. As a result of releasing music in different genres, he also realizes the need for worship music to be as creative and as beautiful as Jesus is. John Marc is a Resident Artist for The Worship Initiative, and is excited to be a part of a collective that’s writing and creating to glorify God. He and his wife Lila live in Dallas, TX.
Bethany Barnard - formerly known as Bethany Dillon - is a singer/songwriter and worship leader in Dallas, TX. She is also the wife of Shane Barnard (Shane & Shane) and mom to their four daughters. Her latest project, All My Questions, puts to song the journey through loss, grief, depression, and doubt as a believer.