Founder, Author, and Songwriter Tommy J. McGuffey Jr. has successfully begun to make his mark and is destined to become highly ranked amongst other Daytonian musical legends. Since the age of four (4), McGuffey has mastered five musical instruments; drums, piano, dulcimer, alto saxophone and voice. Recognizing his exceptional musical talents, McGuffey’s parents sent him to excel at Cleveland Elementary School for the Arts and he has since focused his studies in various genres of Piano. It has been his joy to study under Madeline Green at Residence In Praise Fine Arts Studio (Trotwood, Ohio), with Dr. Robert Ruckman, Professor Bryon Dobbs and Dr. John Parcell at Sinclair Community College (Dayton, Ohio) and furthered his musical education at Wright State University (Dayton, Ohio) while being mentored by the late Dr. Brenda Ellis.
McGuffey’s musical journey includes him participating in the college division of the Gospel Music Workshop of America Inc. (GMWA), presenting original songs at the GMWA National Convention on countless occasions, developing and instructing a musical educational track titled “Music in the Urban Church”, performing for Dr. Dorinda Clark-Cole at the SMAC Midwest Regional Conferences and sharing the stage with other musical greats; such as, Anita Wilson, VaShawn Mitchell, Chrystal Rucker and Tonya Baker. Of his countless admirable accomplishments, forming “Tommy McGuffey & True Worship” in 2010 is the most highlighted of them all. “Tommy McGuffey & True Worship” is a Gospel Ensemble that has been favored to minister an eclectic mix of Gospel music to the masses. “Tommy McGuffey & True Worship” released their album, “Declaration”, in 2016 and has since been an unstoppable force for the Kingdom of God!
To add to his harmonious accomplishments, McGuffey holds a B.A. in Sociology, a Masters in Public Administration and is currently working on his Doctorate in Organizational Development with an emphasis in Christian Leadership and a certification in African American Studies. Currently, McGuffey is a member of The Gateway Cathedral Church Of God In Christ serving as Director of Ministry & Worship. Also, he serves as Minister of Music and Worship and Arts at The Omega Baptist Church (Dayton, Ohio) and is the host of “The Pray’z Project” on Dayton’s Inspiration Station (97.9). He has recently completed his first book, “The Call: A Musical Guide Into The Urban Church” and along with his group, they’ve completed their first LIVE Recording in September of 2018 titled “Faze 2: The Shift” which will be released in Summer 2019. Decorated denominational contributor, workshop facilitator and authentic worshiper Tommy J. McGuffey Jr. understands that nothing is as important as passion and he has made it his mission, in word and deed, to ensure that everyone that he connects with echoes the same
This book is designed to strengthen one's leadership style by providing the necessary tools for effective music ministry. Every chapter provides content that will help you stay in control of your calling and to restore the authenticity of worship in our churches.
Now available on all digital outlets. This 11 song project includes hits like "In the blood" featuring National Gospel Recording Artist Tonya Baker, "Created to give you praise", and more.