John Chilcote’s stage debut was at age 6 when he and his brother played King Mongkut’s twin sons in a high-school production of The King and I. Since then he has played leading roles in many musical theater and opera productions such as “Into The Woods” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” “Romeo and Juliet” “The Magic Flute,” and “Sweeney Todd.” An experienced vocalist and performer, John has sung across many styles from Big Band and Funk to Rock, Gospel and Pop.
Comfortable on guitar or behind a piano, John has led worship for over 20 years. As a worship pastor, he translated his training and experience from the performance stage to weekend services. From songwriting to arranging to directing, John coached musicians, vocalists and modern choirs to present worship with musical excellence.
Since 2013, John has served full-time as professor of Worship Arts at Nebraska Christian College. As a mentor and teacher of worship leaders, John gets to work with students from all over the country. He teaches music theory, songwriting, worship leading skills and oversees weekly chapel services. He also supervises the private music lessons taught at NC.
John has a Bachelor of Music Education in Voice from Ohio Wesleyan University (2000) and a Masters Degree in Worship Ministry from Hope International University (2007). John and his wife live in Papillion and have three awesome kids.