Meet Our Founder



"His forte is discipleship...Dwayne Moore not only has experience, but also wisdom."
~ Worship Leader Magazine

-Award-winning author
-International speaker
-Veteran worship pastor

Dwayne Moore is the founder and president of Next Level Worship International, Inc. (, a ministry committed to providing quality worship discipleship resources to believers and churches. These resources are written and developed by Dwayne and his team. He has served in small and large churches as worship and teaching pastor, most recently serving at  Valley View Church in Louisville.

Dwayne is the author of numerous books, including the award-winning book, Pure Praise: A Heart-focused Bible Study on Worship. Other books include Pure Praise for Youth (foreword by Mark Hall of Casting Crowns), Heaven’s Praise: Hearing God Say Well Done, WorshipLife Journal, Building Strong Worship Leaders, and the church-wide emphasis 30 Days of Renewal. Dwayne’s books have been endorsed by Mark Hall (Casting Crowns), Darlene Zschech (formerly of Hillsong), David Nasser, Dr. Jay Strack, Jonathan Falwell (pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church), Steve Green (president of Hobby Lobby, Inc.) and many more. Pure Praise is a textbook for worship students at Liberty University and at other schools.

Dwayne was born and raised in north Alabama and is happily married to Sonia Karen Owsley of Lacey’s Spring, AL. They have 2 sons, Stephen and Justin.

"Dwayne Moore has a desire to see the Body of Christ truly understand what it means to honor God with our worship and let our lifesongs sing to Him in spirit and in truth." ~ Mark Hall, Casting Crowns



Dwayne Moore has taught and led worship in over 1000 churches and conferences.

-Dwayne has spoken at the National Worship Leader Conference and other conferences.
-He has appeared on such national TV talk shows as Canada’s 100 Huntley Street.
-He has appeared on Moody Radio’s Prime Time America and been interviewed on several Moody Radio affiliates.
-He has appeared on American Family Radio’s live show, Today’s Issues with Tim Wildmon.
-Dwayne has written more than 25 articles for, which reaches over 100,000 church leaders worldwide.
-He is a partner faculty member at Liberty University, guest teaching there on occasion.
-Dwayne’s online courses earn credit hours toward a degree in worship leadership at Liberty University.
-Dwayne speaks at conferences, colleges and churches across the USA on the topics of renewal and lifestyle worship.
-He has invested over 2000 hours studying and writing on biblical worship and leadership.
-He has served on staff at churches of 200 and churches of 2000, recently serving as worship pastor of Valley View Church in Louisville, KY.

Dwayne’s life mission is to make disciples through parenting, personal mentoring, public ministry, and the pen.

His personal values include…

An intimate daily relationship with God
Time alone with God
The Bible as God’s holy Word to us
Working hard and smart
Keeping your word
Tithing and investing your money
Doing everything in moderation
Helping people in need
Always learning and growing
Contentment with what you have
Guarding your heart and mind
Laughing and enjoying life
Family & teamwork
Staying involved in church
Friendship and accountability
Neatness and organization
Finishing what you start
Going beyond what is expected
Peace and quiet
Dreaming and doing big things for God

Dwayne has several popular topics he can speak on. Here is a partial list:

-Knowing and Obeying God’s Voice

-Worship from the Inside Out

-Your Best Day Possible (on priorities)

-Being Servants, Not Stars in Ministry

-Worship Is Not About What We Like

-Hitting the Target of Daily Worship

-Brokenness: The Discipline of Difficulties

-Holy Habits

-Worship in Heaven

-The Model Prayer of a Worshiper

-Five Essentials of Worship Gatherings

We would love to help you host Dwayne in your church or at your conference!

We don’t set a fixed fee for Dwayne’s speaking and worship leading. Rather, we will talk with you about a reasonable amount, trying to work within your budget.

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“Dwayne was spectacular.” “Enjoyed his energy.” “Real, approachable, down to earth and genuine.” “A great speaker.” “Tells great stories that directly relate to the topic.” “Great motivator and speaker." “Has a real gift for leading worship and communication.” “Very powerful and effective.”

"For two days, Dwayne poured into our leaders and team members. He challenged them to not only sing worship, but to live it. They absolutely loved it! Dwayne’s teaching is drenched in scripture; his heart is genuine, and his wisdom in the area of biblical worship is rich and practical." ~Jason Hatley, The Journey Church, New York City

Inspire your people. Invite Dwayne to your church or to your conference.

Booking now for 2017 and 2018

Email us or call us! Let’s get Dwayne on your schedule ASAP! Email us at office[at] or call us at 800-699-3226.