We're often asked "How did you start coaching?" Let me tell you the story.
I, Dave Helmuth, had just graduated from high school in sunny San Antonio, Texas. My pastor's wife was our worship leader and she had just had her fourth child, Ben. She said to me one day "Dave, I'm out and you're in." And that day I became the worship leader.
Two and a half years earlier, I tore my ACL. Back in 1988, that meant 6 weeks in a full leg cast, which ended my drumming life. So I learned how to play guitar in those six weeks. And now, I was now the worship leader. At the ripe old age of 18. So I went to every Kent Henry conference I could find - I even slept in my Honda Prelude to attend one of them - and read magazines and books on worship. After starting off as a chemical engineering major at the University of Texas at San Antonio, I switched to Music Education in my second year. I continued to lead my small-but-mighty worship team every Sunday for 7 years.