Ed Willmington is the Director of the Fred Bock Institute of Music, Brehm Center for Worship, Theology and the Arts, at Fuller Theological Seminary. Previously his professional career has included serving at Scottsdale Bible Church in Scottsdale, AZ for 22 years; Professor of Music at Point Loma University in San Diego; Worship Pastor at College Avenue Baptist Church in San Diego; and Editor/Writer at Good Life Publications, working under renowned Gospel composer and Gospel Music Hall of Fame member, John W. Peterson. In 1995, while on sabbatical, he created Shepherd’s Staff Worship Music®. Ed's educational background includes a B.A. in Church Music and Conducting (Bethel College, St. Paul, MN), an M.M. in Composition (The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ), and a D.M.A. in Composition, with a Minor in Theory (The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ). While at The University of Arizona, Ed studied composition with Professor Jean Berger. Ed is the composer/arranger of more than 100 published works and several recordings, and he served on the Advisory Board for The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration. He has also been the recipient of several ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) awards for his contribution to church music.