Worship Tools is maintained by Pastor Jeff Ling.
Jeff has served the body of Christ for over 30 years as a worship leader and teacher. He graduated from Oral Roberts University in 1978 where he became the campus worship leader and then worked two years for the University as the Director of Music Ministries. Following that he has served as worship leader at Church of the Apostles in Fairfax Va., worship leader at New Covenant Fellowship in Manassas, Va. and currently as Pastor/Worship Leader at Clear River Community Church in Chantilly, Va.
Jeff has a pastor’s heart and his teaching ministry is dynamic, humorous, highly practical and solidly rooted in the Scriptures. He has ministered throughout the world focusing on worship, servant leadership, and spiritual growth. He regularly teaches on the historical foundations of worship for Youth with A Mission in Montana, challenging young leaders to embrace the future while remaining steadfastly tethered to the church through the centuries.
Jeff and his wife Zibby bring to people a compassionate understanding of the genuine ups and downs of life. Their desire is to see others experience the freedom that comes from living in God’s presence, knowing His grace and walking in simple obedience to Him. To be part of their ministry is to feel that you’ve been with friends rather than “experts”.
Jeff is ordained under the ministry of Messenger Fellowship, based in Nashville Tennessee.
” Messenger Fellowship is a community of leaders who have a passion for the radical middle – being rooted both in the Lordship of Jesus Christ and in the power of the Spirit. Honoring godly traditions and staying in step with the Spirit while not being carried away by trends. Pursuing God’s presence while aligning to God’s ways.” (From the Messenger Website)
Jeff has aligned with Messenger Fellowship because that paragraph is at the heart of who he is.
Jeff and Zibby, have three children, Matthew, Andrew and Jennifer. Matthew and his wife Heidi live and work in Minnesota (Zibby’s home state!) Andrew is working full-time while attending college in Manassas and Jennifer is a VCU student in Richmond where she is a Fine Arts Major concentrating on a Photography and Film degree. Zibby is the office manager for the law firm of Coon & Purnell, PC in Manassas. She is also a part of the Clear River leadership team that overseas the Women’s and Hospitality ministries.
You can email Pastor Jeff: jeff (at) clearriver.org