to serve as
Director of Music
~Effective on 9/3/16~
Official Changing Lives Ministry Statement
We exist to see God changing lives through the freeing and inexhaustible power of the Gospel.
June 4, 2016 - Changing Lives Ministry today called Jacob Skiles to serve as the ministry's first Director of Music; effective on September 3rd, 2016. After searching internally within CLM and externally for someone to fill in the job, CLM could find no one better. Jacob really understands CLM's style of music and format of program. He is a wonderful classical pianist that has placed in many piano competitions, and has a great understanding for all types of Christian music. It's hard to find someone in CLM's age group who appreciates the importance of traditional hymns (the classical side of music), but also understands the necessity of contemporary music. Jacob is very familiar with Planning Center (the program that CLM uses to organize its events) and also plays piano at his local church. Additionally, Jacob will be studying Piano Performance at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. He is more than qualified for this new position.
Jacob Skiles is no stranger to Changing Lives Ministry's online events. He join the staff in September of 2015 has served as a staff writer and speaker. He has done a wonderful job, and we feel that he will do a great job transitioning into his new position.
In assisting Changing Lives Ministry, Jacob will provide direction and vision in choosing music and formatting our program for events. He will also work with Jonathan Reichenberger for some of the more liturgical side of CLM's program such as choosing scripture readings, prayers of confession, assurances of God's pardon, creeds, and announcements that correspond with the program and music. Lastly, he will strive to continue CLM's style of traditional and contemporary music while maintaining a fresh and innovative outlook.
Jacob Skiles is 18 years old and will be studying Piano Performance at the University of Alabama-Birmingham this fall. His interests include classical piano, cars, running, math, and of course, Jesus. Outside of school, he spends most of his time either practicing for competitions and performances, or working at a local restaurant. Because his two greatest passions are Christ and music, he chooses to glorify God always in the music that he plays and hopes to pursue a career in music performance to bring more of Christ into the classical world. His favorite Bible verse is Ephesians 5:19-20, “Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Changing Lives Ministry and their staff are very excited for Jacob Skiles's new position this fall.