Emu is a collaborative ministry focused on contemporary, Biblical, Christ-centred music in church. Founded in Sydney, Australia, and now operating throughout the world, our aim is to equip churches with fresh new songs of the Word and to train leaders and musicians in what it means to practically run a Biblical music ministry. We are behind the Word In Song (formally TWIST) Music Ministry conferences in Australia, the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong and South Africa. Our aim is to provide excellent resources - recordings, sheet music and more - to equip your church to sing the truth with passion.
Meet The Team
Philip Percival // Executive Director
Philip heads up our day to day operations in Australia and the UK. He juggles this with his role as Music Director at St Ebbe's Church, Oxford, UK. Philip is passionate about seeing Church musicians trained well and teaches the Bible and practical skills at conferences and seminars around the world. He is author of Then Sings My Soul
, a book about Biblical music ministry for every christian. He also writes songs, and is perhaps best known for We Are His People and the music for Consider Christ
and Never Alone. Philip studied theology at Moore College, Sydney, and has a Masters degree from Oxford University.
Rob Smith // Song writer & Producer
Rob has been playing guitars and writing songs for ever. He is a regular producer of Emu albums. In his spare time he lectures part-time in theology and music ministry at Sydney Missionary Bible College and also works with Ministry Training and Development (a department of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney).
Edwina Soh // Word In Song Event Director
Eddy has been part of the Emu family since the launch and start of TWIST in 2003. Eddy administers our conferences held across Australia and Asia. She brings to Emu an eye for strategic growth in training musicians in their ministry settings. Eddy is also a part time chaplain at the Presbyterian Ladies College in Sydney.
Alanna Glover // Creative Director (Online training)
Membership Support, Media & Design
Alanna has been a part of the Emu family for many years, most notably as a singer on many of our albums. Previously a church music director in Sydney and singer with the band Garage Hymnal, she now lives in Oxford where she is working full time for Emu. Alanna is developing our new Word In Song online course for churches as well as looking after a bunch of other day to day operations. Alanna studied theology at Sydney Missionary Bible College, Australia.
Dave Parker // Marketing & Distribution
Lynn Ngui // Financial Administrator
Some of our great team of song writers
Nicky Chiswell // Michael Morrow // Mark Peterson // Trevor Hodge // Liv Chapman // Greg Cooper // Simone Richardson // Bryson Smith // Paul Sheely // Mike Begbie // Gavin Perkins