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Jim Altizer, DWS

Adjunct Professor
Coordinator, M.A. in Pastoral Studies: Worship Leadership
Phone: (805) 300-1995
Jim Altizer, DWS, has served as a minister of music and director of worship for more than 20 years in three churches. He has also been a professional trumpet player for more than 35 years, performing in the Baroque and commercial arenas. He has produced eight CDs and has authored a worship curriculum titled “Roadmaps for Worship,” a DVD curriculum called “Exploring Worship,” and many other resources. He leads and teaches at conferences nationally and internationally, and is releasing a textbook on worship leading titled The Making of a Worship Leader.


  • Doctor of Worship Studies, Institute of Worship Studies
  • M.A., Teaching: Music Education, University of the Pacific
  • B.M., Trumpet Performance, University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music


Azusa Pacific Seminary


  • Music Education
  • Trumpet Performance
  • Worship Leadership

Courses Taught

  • GMIN 569 – Field Education in Ministry
  • GMIN 578 – Worship Leadership
  • GMIN 579 – Church Music Administration
  • GTHE 543 – History of Worship and Liturgy
  • MUS 441 – Music in Worship