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Daniel Thornton ProfileDaniel Thornton: accomplished and awarded songwriter, musician and worship leader, sought-after minister and educator.  He is the world's leading expert on the "contemporary congregational song".  He is the Head of Deparment, Music and Creative Arts at Alphacrucis College, serves local churches and their worship teams around the globe and is also engaged as a professional composer and performer.

For over 3 years, Daniel served as the Music Pastor at Influencers Church (Adelaide, South Australia) and previously as the Worship and Associate Pastor at North Shore Christian Centre in Sydney Australia for over 8 years.

He regularly produces/records and releases Worship CDs/DVDs including Christmas Presence (2013), For Worshipers, From Worshipers (2013), Worship Classics Vol 2 (2012), Worship Classics Vol 1(2010), Above All Else (2010), One Heart (2009), Worship Always (2009), Paradise(2008), It is Well - Vol 2(2007), It is Well - Vol 1(2006), Beyond Words (2004), and many more. Some of these recordings/performances are featured weekly on the NSCC TV show LifeSource and the Paradise TV shows.

His songs are sung in churches around the world including “Father”, “Come into the House” and “Presence Beautiful”. Daniel’s passion is to connect people with God and see the church rise to its fullest potential.

Daniel has performed a starring role at the Duke Theatre on 42nd Street, New York in an Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical "Angels".  He has also recently performed with Marina Prior.

Six years at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and a music scholarship to London provided much of Daniel's initial training. During that time, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and other prestigious ensembles performed his compositions. After completing his studies, Daniel was appointed Music Director for Penrith Christian Fellowship Centre, then Penrith City Church and later Worship Pastor at Mt Annan Christian Life Centre.

Daniel is an ordained minister with the Australian Christian Churches.  His qualifications include PhD. (cand.), M.Music Tech (Distinction), A.Arts (Religious Studies), LMusA (Theory), Performers Certificate T.C.L. (Piano) and a Cert IV Training and Assessment. Daniel and Kris

He has owned and run two private music schools, and also lectured for many years at Hillsong College, Alphacrusis College and the Paradise College of Ministry.

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