Austin, Texas-based Eddie Willis grew up the son of a pastor and discovered singing at an early age. He picked up the guitar in college so that he could lead worship with his college ministry group and began leading worship for his home church as well. He served as worship pastor in the Seattle Area before starting Wideawake, the indie-rock band, and toured for 11 years.
He has served as worship pastor of Austin Ridge Bible Church since 2007 and believes that all worship is a response to a creative and compelling God. “When you see how awesome God really is, you can’t help but be in awe! I have been leading worship for most of my life. Growing up in a ministry home, I had the opportunity to lead songs in front of church starting at a young age. From youth camps and college ministries to concerts and my local church, I’ve led worship all over the country. I feel incredibly humbled and privileged, though, to worship and serve with my team and friends at Austin Ridge Southwest.”
Eddie and his wife, Lindy, live in a house with a picturesque backyard and enjoy movies, tacos, and spending time with their daughters, Kadison and Karissa.
Love anything with a great melody. I'm a sucker for indie-rock, almost anything pop, and I have a penchant for a little soul and r&b from time to time.
Favorite Bible Verses / Passages:
Matthew 2:11 "...and they bowed down and worshipped him."