Our Ministry

About Us

Though we are one church with many locations, the purpose of our worship ministry rings true throughout all our environments:

We aim to cultivate worship experiences that are authentic and creative to help people encounter God and want to come back.

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Worship Academy

The Bayside Worship Academy provides students with detailed and practical musical instruction in a Christ-centered learning environment. Courses are available at a variety of skill levels in piano, guitar, bass, drums, and music theory.

How do I register for a course?

Register for Worship Academy by clicking the register link below. You will be directed to our church, Bayside Community Church, registration platform to begin your registration process.

Register here.

Who are your instructors?

Our instructors are highly experienced and instrumentally proficient individuals in our worship ministry. Among them are Bayside Worship staff members, private music instructors, and the concertmaster of the Bradenton Pops Orchestra.

What is the age requirement/restrictions?

We require our youngest students to be in 6th grade but welcome all middle school, high school, college students, and adults. We have students ranging from the age of 11 to 80!

What is the duration of the semester?

We offer 45 minute group classes that run weekly on Tuesday evenings for 12 consecutive weeks. Class times vary based on level and can be found on our registration page along with our start and end dates.

What do I need to bring to class?

We recommend students to bring a folder to carry handouts and require students to bring their own guitars, basses, and drumsticks. Though pianos and drum sets are available for in-class use, we ask that students have their own instrument to practice at home during the week. Practice is the only route toward progress. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you are in search of equipment recommendations, as our teachers will happily guide you in finding a suitable instrument.

Who can I contact with additional questions?

For additional questions, please contact worshipacademy@mybayside.church and we will be happy to provide any further information needed to you.

I sing a joyous song to a matchless King

I sing a joyous song to a matchless King

Hope for all mankind full of majesty

Hope for all mankind full of majesty

Meet Our Team

Looking to get in touch with someone from our ministry? Use the arrows or swipe below to scroll.

Brandan Bustamante

Brandan Bustamante

Executive Worship Director of Resource & Publishing

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Adam Willis

Adam Willis

Worship Director | Culture, Bayside College Worship Director

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Kara Wheat

Kara Wheat

Worship Director | Resource

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Sydney Mitchell

Sydney Mitchell

Worship Director | Publishing

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Samu Palonen

Samu Palonen

Worship Director | Development, Lakewood Ranch Campus Music Director

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Evangeline Maner

Evangeline Maner

Bayside College Associate Director of Worship

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Rachel Ryker

Rachel Ryker

Bayside College Worship Coordinator

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Noah Paradise

Noah Paradise

Bayside College Worship Coordinator

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Franklin Crockett

Franklin Crockett

Lakewood Ranch Campus Worship Director

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Josh Johnson

Josh Johnson

North River Campus Worship Director

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Jeremy Williams

Jeremy Williams

Bee Ridge Campus Worship Director

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Drew Emmert

Drew Emmert

Hardee County Campus Worship Director

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Luis Aguilera

Luis Aguilera

Downtown Bradenton Campus Worship Director

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Weston Bradshaw

Weston Bradshaw

Fruitville Campus Worship Director

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David Pavkovich

David Pavkovich

Bayshore Gardens Worship Director

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Zach Edmonds

Zach Edmonds

West Bradenton Campus Worship Director

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Sydney Jones

Sydney Jones

Riverview Campus Worship Director

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Joseph Stufflebean

Joseph Stufflebean

NextGen Worship Director

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Rina Concepcion

Rina Concepcion

Lakewood Ranch Campus Worship Administrative Assistant

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Aaron Washington

Aaron Washington

Lakewood Ranch Campus Worship Coordinator

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Danny Aguirre

Danny Aguirre

Lakewood Ranch Campus Worship Coordinator

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Gaby Bezet

Gaby Bezet

Lakewood Ranch Youth Worship Coordinator

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Kaylee Mauser

Kaylee Mauser

North River Campus Worship Coordinator, Worship Academy Worship Coordinator

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Our Music

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