1. a combination or alliance, especially a temporary one between persons, factions, states, etc.
2. a union into one body or mass; fusion.
If we are being honest, the current state of the global church is unhealthy. It is being attacked, beaten up, becoming silent and divided. We refuse to let that happen any longer.
We believe that the church needs to be healthy and unified as one voice, one cause, under one name: Jesus.
How will that happen?
By breaking down and following the simple nature of the Gospel and by strengthening relationships within the church and between churches.
As The Worship Coalition, we are committed to providing hands on / in the trenches training, resourcing the church with music, art, books and other materials, and providing pastors and worship leaders with rest and rejuvenation through christian counseling at retreat centers all over the world.
Stephen Duncan was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, IA and moved to Nashville, TN in 2006 to attend Belmont University for a Songwriting and Music Business Major.
Stephen spent over 5 years in the Christian music industry where he worked with hit songwriters, Seth Mosley (Grammy award winning and Billboard Christian’s #1 producer and writer of 2014), Jason Gray, Aaron Shust, and Unspoken. He was responsible for getting more than 500 songs recorded and was a part of the Centricity Publishing team that was awarded publisher of the year honors from SESAC for 2014. He also toured with Christian singer/songwriters Matthew West and Jonny Diaz.
Stephen is best known for envisioning and launching Centric Worship and was a part of developing worship songwriters: Lauren Daigle and Corey Voss. Since Centric Worship, he has devoted all of his time to traveling the country with his wife, Mary Elise, consulting with churches on worship and Ministry Action Plans, and helping churches become healthy in ministry and leadership. He has also taught worship songwriting at Colorado Christian University, the National Worship Leader Conference, and Gospel Music Association Conference.
Stephen, with his wife Mary, is currently a worship leader at Destiny Church in Republic, Missouri.
Mary Elise Duncan
Mary Duncan was born and raised in Defiance, OH. She has been involved in worship ministry for 14 years and toured the country as a Christian recording artist for the past 4 years.
Mary is known for her innovative and personal approach to building women’s ministries and training youth and adults in worship leading. At Gateway Church in Franklin, TN, Mary and Stephen took an all adult lead youth service and trained a generation of youth to take over the service completely (from worship leading and pro-presenter, to Planning Center, lighting and sound). She is passionate about helping churches cast vision and find freedom in Christ. While partnering with churches all over the world, Mary wants them to know, “My role is to help draw the local church in to deeper worship, and to urge the church to continue pressing into their God given gifts with a renewed confidence and boldness.”
In July of 2017 Mary and Stephen welcomed their daughter Charlie Rachelle Duncan into the world! Currently, Mary, alongside her husband Stephen, is a worship leader at Destiny Church and Lead Church Consultant with The Worship Coalition in Republic, MO.