Geoff Dresser is a worship leader and Covenant award nominated recording artist based in Winnipeg Manitoba. After graduating from the University of Waterloo in Electrical Engineering, Geoff moved to Ottawa where he was a software developer by day and worship leader by night (and on weekends!) In 2005, Geoff moved out of his engineering career into full time ministry as the Pastor of Worship and the Arts at Cedarview Alliance Church in Ottawa. In 2008 Geoff Released his debut recording “Jesus Only” which includes the Covenant award-nominated song “Remember Me”. In summer of 2010 Geoff accepted the call become the Director of Worship Ministries at Grant Memorial Baptist Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he now resides with his wife Pearl and their three sons.
Here is a sample of Geoff Dresser leading worship. This video was recorded at “The Gathering” on October 25, 2008 at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa.
Geoff Dresser was raised in Windsor, Ontario and grew up around music his whole life. His parents were members of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and he spent many days listening to rehearsals and performances at Cleary Auditorium in Windsor. He played the saxophone in the high school band and at the age of 14 was given his first guitar. He played his guitar at school and at church youth events. After high school, he completed a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Waterloo.
In 1992, Geoff and Pearl were married and lived in Waterloo while Geoff completed his last year of university. Upon completing his degree he landed a job in Ottawa in high tech. It was during that time that he began playing on and leading worship bands at Cedarview Alliance Church in Ottawa, Ontario.
In 2004, Geoff and Pearl co-led The Worship Project, a worship conference for leaders and artists held in Ottawa. It was after this conference that Geoff sensed a call to full-time vocational ministry. He left his high tech job that year and joined the team at Cedarview as Pastor of Worship and the Arts. In 2008, Geoff received a Masters in Worship Studies at the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies in Jacksonville, Florida. In 2009 Geoff left the ministry team at Cedarview. In 2010 Geoff accepted the call to become the Director of Worship Ministries at Grant Memorial Baptist Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Jesus Only is Geoff’s debut album. The title track is taken from an A.B. Simpson hymn that Geoff adapted. Simpson was the founder of the Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination and wrote many hymns of the faith. The album also includes the Covenanant award nominated song “Remember Me”.
Geoff and his wife Pearl have been married for 18 years and have 3 amazing boys.
Preview some songs from Geoff’s CD “Jesus Only”
Geoff Dresser - This is Worship