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*** STILL SOME AVAILABILITY FOR CHRISTMAS EVENTS *** Dan Macaulay is a dynamic and passionate worship leader adept at engaging and leading groups in meaningful worship. Leading from the keys, Dan wishes he had a nickel for every time people told him he reminds them of Michael W Smith. A former pastor, Dan is also just as comfortable away from the keys speaking to groups large or small on a variety of topics. Available for in-person or virtual events. Over 20+ years of leading experience ensures you're getting a professional who will deliver!
My siblings and I hired Dan to sing at our father’s funeral mass, and he did a spectacular job!! It was slightly out of his element in that it was a Catholic mass, but he was completely prepared with each hymn, and he made sure he understood when to sing each one during the mass. He sang each one so beautifully that we got several comments from family members wondering how we found such a great singer. I also loved how conscientious Dan was in checking out the facility, arriving early, and asking all the right questions to make sure he understood everything. Also, Dan has a very friendly and engaging personality making him really fun to work with! Our experience with Dan was just super, and I would wholeheartedly recommend him for any event. I know we will keep him in mind for the future when we need a singer at an event! Thank you so much Dan for making our father’s funeral so much more special!!
Words can't express the work Dan and the team did, it was an encounter with the Lord throughout the ministration. We give God all the praise, and may Elohim bless the works of his hands,
Having Dan lead in worship is always a positive experience that touches the heart of God. As a gifted musician, song-writer and worship leader Dan is always able to lead people into the presence of God no matter the context or tradition. His knowledge of older hymns and contemporary choruses is evident. His discernment and obedience to The Spirit's leading is obvious and genuine. He is a gift to God's Kingdom and His Church.
We have had Dan multiple times and look forward to having him come back again. With Dan, everything flows easy and is done with excellence.
As a pastor of a growing church we are constantly faced with some growing pangs especially in the field of the Sunday Worship experience. Dan has been with us to lead in worship, preach from the pulpit specifically on worship and to teach in weekend seminars. He has helped to bring some useful context to our questions, he challenged the worship team in a way that I simply could not. His expertise and life experience brings real depth to his teaching and training. Most of all, Dan is a man of God who is living this out every week of his life. He isn't a salesman with a product to push. He is a true worshiper who desires more than anything to be used to help others connect with Christ in an personal way. I would highly recommend having Dan in your church no matter the size of your worship ministry or congregation. My experience is that at every growth barrier we have crested, he has brought more to the table for us to feast on.
We have invited Dan do minister with us on several occasions, and it has always been a great experience! He is very gifted musician, songwriter, worship leader, and preacher...and his sharp sense of humour brings a fun and disarming quality to his ministry. I highly recommend Dan Macaulay for your next special event or Sunday service. You won't be disappointed!
What to Expect
Dan is highly flexible and can adapt to whatever your event calls for. Styles, timeframes, energy level, denominations, cultures, comedy, sombre... Just say the word!
Acclaimed Canadian-born worship leader and singer/songwriter Dan Macaulay, is a GMA Canada Covenant Award winner and nine-time nominee, with songs being sung by churches and played on radio around the world.
As a pastor for 8 years, and having led worship in venues across Canada, the U.S., and internationally for 25+ years, Dan now lives in Williamsville NY, and takes his considerable pastoral and worship-leading experience with him on the road serving churches of all shapes and sizes. With a mix of musical and teaching gifts, Dan can be found out leading worship, teaching, and speaking full time, often in serious and church contexts but sometimes even touring with comedians and doing fun songs and comedy!
Happily married for 18 years to Danielle, with two sons, Keaton and Braden, one of Dan’s latest songs, “As For Me And My House” (sung by 7 year old Keaton) won 2017 “Children’s Song of The Year” at the 2017 GMA Canada Covenant Awards. Dan’s latest full album, “From You For You” also received five nominations (Canada’s Dove Awards) including “2012 Praise & Worship Album of the Year”. Worship Leader Magazine gave Dan’s latest CD a four star review, and CCM Magazine called Dan “One of those guys you may not have heard of…but you should!”
Dan and his wife Danielle are also regulars on the Canadian Christian marriage TV show called "A Better Us" which can be viewed in the U.S. online on YouTube!
Additional Booking Notes
Dan can flex with your tech situation. He can bring his keyboard, or often can use your keyboard or piano. Having done this for years, what hasn't killed him has made him stronger! :) No prima donna here!
Upcoming Booked Events
|November 07, 2021 • 10:00am - 1:00pm||Worship Service|
Past Booked Events
|September 05, 2021 • 10:00am - 10:15am||Virtual Event|
|May 15, 2021 • 10:30am - 12:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 14, 2019 • 10:00am - 6:00pm||Worship Service|
For concerts with entertainment value Dan will use his original music and for suitable settings, Dan can mix in fun singalong as well - like love songs from years gone by and TV theme songs, as well as some comedy.
When leading worship, Dan can likes to check in ahead of time and find out what songs are familiar to a group and major on those for maximum crowd participation. Some original worship music can be mixed in or omitted as desired.
Influences & Inspiration
Michael W Smith
Mic and stand
Monitoring of some kind (wedge or in-ear)