Dick Grout is a graduate of Elim Bible Institute & College and holds a Certificate in Music Studies from the United States Naval School of Music. As EBIC’s Worship Director since 1989, he teaches the music and worship courses, oversees and administrates the worship department, has authored 13 textbooks and published several articles. He has 10 years of pastoral ministry prior to Elim, including associate pastor, worship pastor, pioneer pastor and senior pastor. He was the teacher on a weekly Christian radio broadcast in Chicago and has been a teacher and worship leader on mission’s trips to Thailand, China and Finland. He has taught on worship and various subjects in a large number of local churches, including worship seminars for worship teams and congregations.