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Brian Doerksen


Brian Doerksen’s songs are sung in faith communities around the world. Songs like Come, Now is the Time to Worship, Faithful One and The River have earned him multiple Covenant Awards (Canada’s GMA Awards) and a Juno award (for Holy God). Brian’s latest release is Grateful, a collection of a dozen new original songs with the band The SHIYR Poets. Married to Joyce for 33 years, they have four daughters, two sons with special needs (Fragile X Syndrome) and live in Abbotsford, B.C.


Pre-Conference Workshop

1010. Worship from Different Perspectives
Friday || 9:30AM - 3:45PM

Hear from members of Worship Central, Jesus Culture and from Brian Doerksen as they outline their unique perspective on worship and leading within the church.  This will be a rich day of digging into worship—from theology and philosophy to practical tips—with global leaders in modern worship. Don’t miss it!

Main Conference Classes

33. Songwriting Panel
Block C || Saturday || 3:30PM

Join Worship Central, Brian Doerksen and several GMA Artists as they share insights into the songwriting process. This is a panel format—multiple voices speaking to their own perspective and process of crafting a song.