Who we are
Get to know Joe & Becky Cruse
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Who we are
With a heritage rooted deep in Christian music and over three decades of ministry experience, the Cruses offer a dynamic yet intimate worship style that creates a unique atmosphere for people to experience the glory and presence of God.
Joe and Becky began ministering together in 1972. The Cruse Family, an evangelistic music ministry, traveled and ministered all over the world throughout the 70’s and 80’s.The released 25 albums during this time and were the recipients of two coveted Dove awards in 1978.
In 1990, God planted them in Rockwall, Texas where the husband and wife duo served for five years as the praise and worship leaders for Church on the Rock. In spring of 1995, the Cruses began traveling once again, this time with renowned evangelist, Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne of Revival Ministries International.
Joe and Becky, together with their family and a few friends, finally settled in Austin, Texas in the fall of 2001. After multiple years of training and mentoring young musicians, their long time dream became a reality. WMI branched out to include a strong local church and two schools that provide an outstanding home base for this dynamic ministry. The legacy, integrity, and experience of the Cruse Family, coupled with their heart for God and their passion for His people and His presence is unparalleled in the church world today.
“The passion of our lives has always been to take people to a higher place of worship. Worshipworks Ministries (WMI) and its synergy of ministries was born out of a clear mandate from God and a burning desire to see the nations changed by the power of God and filled with anointed and excellent worship leaders, musicians and artists.”
– Joe and Becky Cruse
Worshipworks Ministries International and its family of ministries exists to glorify God in everything we do. We have a heavenly mandate to put the heart of worship into this generation and the generations to come.
Worshipworks Ministries International is committed to making a positive impact upon the world by:
- Conducting crusades and worship conferences both nationally and internationally.
- Establishing strong communities of believers locally and abroad.
- Imparting to students the heart, gifts, and skills of excellence in worship through an accredited post-secondary training facility.
- Preparing young people for leadership and life achievement through an Academy of Arts program in the local church for ages 8 to 18.
We are a group of believers who love bringing our feelings and expressions of reverence and adoration to the forefront of all aspects of life. To give thanks for everything God has done in our lives. From weekly corporate Sunday celebrations to every small group that meets and to every home, worship unto the Lord is our privilege.
We believe the Word of God is the standard and benchmark for life. Church community is built on this foundation and it’s power to change the lives that choose to receive it. It is good for reproof, correction, direction, revelation and exaltation.
Supporting the Body
As Christian believers, we believe in sharing our resources. We do this through our tithes and offerings and other financial means for the betterment of others by establishing a ministry that supports community outreach and world missions.
God’s Power Demonstrated
We believe that all things are possible through Christ and we are also a “book of Acts” ministry believing that miracles still happen today! The miracle of the new birth, the power of God to change a life from the inside out, is the greatest miracle of all. The Bible tells us signs and wonders will follow those “who believe.” We believe that all the gifts of the Spirit should be in operation in the 21st century church.
The Church community should be ever reaching and making disciples by sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. Whether through Sunday celebrations, equipping of the saints, evangelistic outreaches, or one-on-one we are to share our faith in order to bring in the harvest.
Reach out today! We look forward to connecting with you.