People Chris Headley Chris Headley Adjunct Professor of Church Music and Worship Leadership Dr. Chris Headley serves as Adjunct Professor of Church Music and Worship Leadership. He is also Director of Redemption, Carson-Newman University’s contemporary band and ensemble. Dr. Headley is passionate about worship leading, having earned an M.A. in Worship from Liberty University and a D.W.S. from The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. Additionally, Dr. Headley holds an M.M. in Choral Conducting from Messiah University. As an extension of his desire to train the next generation of worship leaders, Dr. Headley voluntarily consults with churches on both worship leadership and worship technology. He and his wife, Dr. Kristel Headley, worship and serve at First Baptist Church of Dandridge where he is the Worship Pastor and she is the Church Pianist. He has two children — Micah (24), Ellie (10), and a daughter-in-law, Laura.