Josiah Way, PhD, CTS

Dr. Josiah Way is the Director of Multimedia Services at California Baptist University, in Riverside, CA, and serves as the Technical Director at Saddleback Church Aliso Viejo. He holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham UK, as well as a CTS Certification from AVIXA. Joe hosts the Higher Ed AV podcast aimed at connecting the higher ed tech manager community and advocating for their common audiovisual needs. He is the author of the bestselling book, Producing Worship: A Theology of Church Technical Arts, is a regular contributor to Church Production Magazine, and serves on the Executive Board of the USC Athletics Trojan Board of Directors as well as the AVIXA Tech Manager’s and Diversity Councils. Joe is an Orange County, CA, native with over 25 years experience in education, technical production and the arts, and organizational leadership and management. Over his career, Dr. Way has received diverse awards in the areas of education, the arts, and business.

Higher Education

Technical Direction

Organizational Leadership


  • PhD 2018

    Doctor of Philosophy

    University of Birmingham UK

  • M.A. 2014

    Master of Arts

    Moody Bible Institute

  • B.A. 1995/2014

    Bachelor of Arts

    University of Southern California

  • CTS 2017

    CTS, Certified Technology Specialist


  • CBEST 2015

    CBEST Teaching Certification

    California Commission on Teacher Credentialing


  • Present2016

    Director of Multimedia Services

    California Baptist University

  • Present2015

    Technical Director

    Saddleback Church

  • Present1995

    Independent Contractor

    Way Investments

  • 20142011

    Technical Director

    Compass Bible Church

  • 20112002


    Promenade Studios

My philosophy: “The answer is always yes.” Be good at your job, know your craft, & work like what you are doing truly matters… because it does.

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2010
    Best of Business Award
    Small Business Commerce Association
  • 2008
    Businessman of the Year
    Orange County Business Council, Republican National Committee
  • 1998
    United States Top Teacher
  • 1997
    United States Top Teacher
  • 1995
    Saturn Award for Service
    Saturn America, University of Southern California

For teaching, business consulting, technical direction, staff training, speaking engagements, or other production requests, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to helping your team surpass every goal.