Who we are
Mission Statement: The World Music Mission exists to empower and celebrate the global worship of Jesus Christ and to facilitate opportunities for worship leaders, musicians and technicians to use their gifts in the service of the Kingdom.
The World Music Mission is a multi-national network of musicians, writers, worship leaders, engineers and ethno-musicologists who are passionate about using their gifts and talents in service to the Kingdom of God. The original vision for the WMM came from Brent Cundall and Kurt Coble. Kurt and Brent started the WMM out of Christ Community Church in Franklin TN in 2008. In 2012, the WMM affiliated with Artists in Christian Testimony (A.C.T. Intl) www.actinternational.org as the official Mission Sending agency of the World Music Mission.
Brent went on a trip to India and had a profound and activating experience. He came back passionate to start an organization that could help facilitate this kind of “transformational service opportunity” for other musicians and worship leaders. The first trip to Kenya, to partner with SIM/Sudan, further cemented Brent’s vision for ministering to the ministers. He realized the need for bringing worship teams to places where they can share their talents with folks who are longing for corporate worship in their heart-language. He and his wife, Temple, and 3 children are currently raising funds to go full-time to London to serve the Asian/Indian/Hindi speaking population through Serge (formerly World Harvest Mission) and the church plants in Southall. They deploy in January 2015.
Kurt became a believer in 1992 and attended a large African-American Church in South Central Los Angeles, West Angeles Church. He then moved to East L.A with an Hispanic Evangelist. Kurt has travelled to many Spanish speaking countries and ministered to Spanish speaking Gypsies in Spain.He has worked for two Korean families, one Indian family, lived with a Japenese student while attending Musicians Institute and married into a Lebanese family. All of these experience gave Kurt a hunger for culture and a desire to unite the church beyond cultural lines. Kurt has been on staff as a worship leader and been involved with different denominations; he has a heart for the body of Christ at large. Kurt and his family are raising funds to be full-time with WMM as a US based worship leader and teacher who leads 3-5 teams abroad per year for WMM.
This passion for the Church led Kurt to partner with both Brent Cundall to put “transformational worship experiences” together. These experiences allow many cultures to worship together on stage in their own heart/cultural musical language and to encourage the church to live out now what heaven will be like in the future. Revelation 7:9 tells of when all Nations, Tribes and Tongues will worship together forever. These two visions of transformation through service and worship came together in the World Music Mission. In 2009, the WMM produced their first CD, “Sounds of Heaven” and celebrated its release with a kick-off concert. The CD features music from around the world, including performances from over 30 musicians from the U.S., Haiti, India, Canada and England.
The continued growth and development of the World Music Mission has been helped by the addition of Joal Devendorf to the Mission Accountability Board. Joal serves as the Administrative Director of the WMM. He led the first four Kenya WMM teams (See Kenya 2010–2013 under Missions heading). He received his Vocal Music Performance degree from Belhaven University and has been on staff as a worship leader. Joal, his wife and 2 children live in East Texas. He organizes and schedules the WMM teams. To contact Joal call 1-615-477-3525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.