Curriculum Vitae

Josiah Way, M.A., ABD, CTS

Joe works as the Director of Multimedia Services at California Baptist University, in Riverside, CA, and contracts as the Regional Tech Director at Saddleback Church Aliso Viejo. Joe is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Birmingham UK and serves on the Executive Board of the USC Athletics Trojan Board of Directors at the University of Southern California. He 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, Joe has received diverse awards in the areas of education, the arts, and business.

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


PhD Candidate – University of Birmingham UK – Modern Theology: Theology and the Arts, Church Production – 2018 Expected (PGR Student Rep)
M.A. – Moody Theological Seminary / Moody Bible Institute – Applied Biblical Studies – 2014 (Summa Cum Laude)
B.A. – University of Southern California – Philosophy, Classics Emphasis – 2014 Conferred [Attended 1991–1995] (Honors, Mortar Board, Order of the Torch, Senior Service Award, Saturn Award Recipient, Blue Key, Alpha Lambda Delta, Trojan Knights)


California Baptist University – Director of Multimedia Services – 2016 to Present
Saddleback Church – Regional Technical Director (Independent Contractor) – 2015 to Present
Way Investments, LLC – Independent Consultant / Writer / Investor / Trainer – 1995 to Present
Compass Bible Church – Technical Director – 2011 to 2014
Promenade Studios – Owner, Staff & Business Development, Instructor, Investor – 2002 to 2011


USC Athletics Trojan Board of Directors – University of Southern California, Various Chairs – 2016 to Present
Technology Managers Council – Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Organization, Council Member – 2017 to Present
Higher Education Advisory Council – Panasonic – 2018 to Present
USC Alumni Club of Orange County – University of Southern California, Board Member – 2014 to 2016


Postgraduate Doctoral Study – Thesis Title: “Producing Worship: How Might a Biblically Informed Theological Understanding Help Better Shape Praxis for Contemporary Church Technical Artists?” In fulfilment of the PhD in Modern Theology at the University of Birmingham UK. Thesis submitted, awaiting viva voce.
Biblical Worship and Technology – My current research interests include biblical scholarship relating to the foundations for Christian biblical worship in its first century and contemporary contexts. Special emphasis is placed on the application of principles to praxis, specifically in technology and the technical arts.


Online Article – “Church Tech Crunch Time: Preparing Our Hearts for Christmas,”, December 2017. Available at:
Online Article – “Fast, Cheap or Good? Pick Three,”, October 2017. Available at:
Online Article – “Tech Director’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP),”, October 2017. Available at:’s-emergency-operations-plan-eop/. (Church Production Magazine’s Top Article of 2017)
Print Article – “Boxed In, Shining Out,” Church Production Magazine, October 2017. Available at:
Online Article – “The #FakeNews in Church Tech,”, August 2017. Available at:
Online Article – “The Church Tech’s Walk of Shame,”, July 2017. Available at:
Online Article – “Tech Ministry or Tech Department,”, May 2017. Available at:
Online Article – “‘Love and Respect’ for Church Techs,”, March 2017. No Longer Posted. Available at:
Online Article – “What Church Techs Can Learn from McDonald’s,”, March 2017. Available at:
Book Review – “Using Technology to Gather, Store and Report Evidence of Learning” by Terry Loane (2014), in Reflexive Teaching, 2015. Available at:
Capstone – “The NT Use of the OT in Hebrews 2:12–13: Psalm 22:22 and Isaiah 8:17–18 in Hebrews 2:12–13,” Moody Theological Seminary, in Partial Fulfillment of the MAABS, December 2014. Available at:
Research Findings – “Action Research Findings Report: The Application of Biblical Principles to Live Production,” Moody Theological Seminary, in Partial Fulfillment of the MAABS, October 2014. Available at:


Worship Team Training University – “Keeping Your Tech Team Healthy at Christmas,” Worship Team Training University, Podcast Guest, December 2017. Available at:
School of Worship
 – “Exodus 35:30–46:1,” Calvary Chapel School of Worship, Guest Lecturer, Santa Ana, CA, September 2017
Irvine Exchange – “Developing Leadership through Followership,” Exchange Club of Irvine, Guest Speaker, January 2016
WFX Dallas – “Survival Guide: Balancing Conflicting Demands with a ‘Yes’ Attitude,” Worship Facilities Expo, Session Presenter, Dallas, TX, October 2013
Compass Tech – “AVL Certification Course,” Compass Bible Church, Lecturer / Instructor, Aliso Viejo, CA, 2012 to 2013
OC Business Council – “Servant Leadership,” Irvine Chamber of Commerce, Keynote Speaker, Irvine, CA, 2008


Extron GVE – California Baptist University – 2016


Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) – Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Organization – 2017
AV Technologist – Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Organization – 2016
CBEST Teaching Certification – California Commission on Teacher Credentialing – 2015
Certificate in Instructional Systems Design – Alison Professional – 2015
Diploma in Project Management – Alison Professional – 2015
Certificate of Completion – Billy Graham School of Evangelism Online – 2013
Fellow / Master / Grand Master – ProDVIDA & AMI – 2005 & 1997


Active Learning Classrooms – Sony Electronics – 2017
Adobe Suite
– (Certifying Body Unknown) – 2004
Apple Developer Program – Apple, Inc. – 2009
AutoCAD for AV – AV Shop – 2018
AV Associate – Extron Electronics – 2016
AV Networking – Association for Audiovisual & Education Technology Management – 2017
Boom Lift Safety
– Occupational Safety and Health Administration – 2011
BrightSign Digital Signage 
– BrightSign – 2016
Chauvet Lighting Expert – Chauvet DJ Academy – 2018
Dante Certification Level 3 – Audinate – 2017
Extron Control Professional – Extron Electronics – 2017
Final Cut Pro – (Certifying Body Unknown) – 2004
HDBaseT Expert Installer – HDBaseT Alliance – 2017
Logic Pro – (Certifying Body Unknown) – 2004
Logos Bible Software – Logos Pro Training – 2013
Peerless-AV Certified Installer – Peerless-AV – 2017
Planning Center – Planning Center University – 2012
Shure Microphones – Shure Audio Institute – 2018
Vista Lighting – JandsVista – 2012
Yamaha Pro Audio – Yamaha Commercial Audio – 1994


2x United States Top Teacher – AMI – 1997 to 1998
2x World Championship Adjudicator – OSB, ProDVIDA – 2005 to 2006
6x “Best of OC” Business – OC Weekly – 2003 to 2008
Best of Business Award – Small Business Commerce Association – 2010
Businessman of the Year – Orange County Business Council – 2008
Top Article of 2017 – Church Production Magazine – 2017
Top Business – Irvine Chamber of Commerce – 2004
Top Salesman, Industry-Wide – AMl – 1998
World and United States Champion – Int’l Latin, AMI – 1997


American Academy of Religion (AAR)
Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Organization (AVIXA)
California Baptist University Athletics Association
Church Tech Leaders Network (CTLN)
Directors of Educational Technology / California Higher Education (DET/CHE)
Evangelical Theological Society (ETS)

Institute for Biblical Research (IBR) 
Moody Bible Institute Alumni Association
National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)
Society for the Arts in Religious & Theological Studies (SARTS)
Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)
University of Birmingham UK Mature Students Association
University of Southern California Alumni Association
University of Southern California Trojan Athletic Fund