Behind Equip

Equip Worship began in 2012 when a small group of worship leaders joined me to begin planning a small regional worship training conference in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2013, Ray Woodard asked if we could bring Equip to Vancouver, BC. (Ray is Director of Church Planting in Vancouver, BC for the North American Mission Board.)

We have walked as God has opened doors.

There is an amazing team of worship leaders and pastors who have helped to shape and give wisdom to the direction and focus of Equip Worship. Without these friends, and the individuals and churches who are financial partners, there would be no Equip Worship. I am grateful for their servant hearts and Kingdom vision.

Having served as a worship pastor in local churches for many years, I am burdened by how great the need is for quality worship leadership in so many cities (especially away from the concentration of churches in the southern part of the US). I am committed to keep moving forward in order to help these churches grow stronger in worship and become more effective in reaching their communities for Christ.

I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the local church through this ministry.


Larry has served in full time worship leadership for over 30 years on various church staffs, leading contemporary, blended and traditional worship formats. Six of those years were committed to a new church start where Larry served as Executive Pastor / Worship Pastor.

Larry and his wife, Lisa, live in Arlington, Texas, and have been married for 35 years. They have four children, two daughters-in-law and one grandson.


Larry Tardy, Founder