Who we are | Jubilee World

Music & Performing Arts Fellowship

Jubilee is a fellowship comprised of a globally diverse and eclectic body of musicians, dancers, actors, and members purposed to glorify God through the sacrifices of praise and worship.

Jubilee utilizes song, dance, and all other forms of expression found within the performing arts and media to sound one loud and unified spiritual trumpet call, proclaiming to all peoples the message of hope, healing and spiritual freedom as found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Through this Gospel, Jubilee wishes to bring truth and life back into today's entertainment industry and culture, transforming them into mediums to be used for God's will and purposes.

Mission Statement

Jubilee is a performing arts and media ministry purposed to glorify God by leading the nations into united worship of Him. Through humble, passionate, and skillful offerings of praise and worship, Jubilee wishes to proclaim to all peoples a message of hope, healing and spiritual freedom as found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to empower God's people with the truth and joy of salvation for the transformation of culture and society into one that is centered on Jesus Christ.

Our Worldwide Leadership

Billy Smiley
Director of Music and Arts
Beginning his career as a performer, songwriter, and producer for Bill Gaither and the Benson Company, Billy produced the 1st 4 Gaither Vocal band albums selling more than 1.5 million units. Out of his relationships there he formed the Grammy-nominated Rock Group WhiteHeart with producer/guitar player Dann Huff (Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, Keith Urban). White Heart was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame in 2010. Billy co-wrote and produced most of the songs and albums from their catalog, and White Heart went on to tour worldwide over the next 17 years, selling over 3 million records, with 17 #1 Singles, 2 Grammy nominations, and 23 Dove nominations.

Now having produced and written for over 200 records and 30 #1 songs, Billy has 5 Grammy Nominations, including the 1989 Grammy-nominated song "Silent Night", as recorded by BeBe & CeCe Winans.

As a songwriter, Billy wrote for Provident/Brentwood/Benson Publishing, Capital Music/Sparrow Records, Word Publishing, Curb Records, and Sony/BMG. He discovered, developed, produced, and wrote for such artists as: White Heart, Petra, Johnny Cash, Steven Curtis Chapman, Margaret Becker, The Union of Sinners and Saints, The Newsboys, Jean Watson, Susan Ashton, Clay Aikens, Justified, Elizabeth South, The Normals, and Charity Von.
Dan Presgrave
Orchestra Director
Dan Presgrave graduated cum laude from Ohio University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Theory, and received his Master of Music degree and completed course work for a Ph.D. in conducting and performance practice at Washington University in St. Louis. Mr. Presgrave served for four years as solo trumpet player with the Air Force Band of Mid-America. As an active performer in the St. Louis area, he held the principal trumpet position with Saint Louis Philharmonic Orchestra for nine years, and performed with the Galant Ensemble, the orchestra for Opera Theater of Saint Louis, the Philharmonic Brass Quintet and the Metropolitan Orchestra of Saint Louis.

In 1972, Mr. Presgrave joined the music faculty of Washington University where, in addition to teaching instrumental conducting, he was the music director/conductor for the Washington University Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. In 2010 he was appointed interim Orchestra Director at University of Missouri-St. Louis. In 2023 he was appointed as the orchestra director of Jubilee World.
Philip Woodmore
Chorus Director
Philip received his BS/BA in Business Marketing and Music Vocal Performance from Saint Louis University in 2005 and Masters in Music Education from Webster University in 2010. In May 2020, Dr. Woodmore graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with his doctorate in music education. Philip’s research interests are in the changing voice and the middle school singing experience and also transformation in the arts. Philip's dissertation title is Antigone in Ferguson: The experience of seven members of the democratic chorus in a social justice musical production. In September 2018 Philip was published in the Missouri School Music Magazine with an article about keeping our young men in choral programs through their voice change.

Philip is the founder of the Marquette High School Gospel Choir, and was the president and director of the Saint Louis University Gospel Choir for five years. Woodmore joined the Muny family for the 2020 summer season as the Music Director for Muny Kids. In 2023, Philip was appointed as the chorus director of Jubilee World.

Aaron Reppert
Aaron Reppert is an award-winning audio engineer and an industry veteran of 20 plus years. He is currently the president of Jubilee World, a performing arts organization focusing on music education and media. Aaron was a consultant for schools and youth centers where he designed and built recording studios for community programs. Beginning 2004 to present, Aaron has been interacting with youth and young professionals through music mentoring and audio production courses. Recently, Aaron has produced for leading industry companies for motion pictures and artists, in addition being a studio mentor for universities. When Aaron was appointed to Exectuive Director of Jubilee World in 2016, he expanded his expertise and influence in a global scale. He constructed the Jubilee Studios in Nashville and St. Louis, and to this day offers consultation in audio production, acoustic setup, and music publication and licensing to music ministries and churches worldwide.


Statement of Faith

Contact Us

Jubilee World Center
Email : info@jubileeworld.org
Phone : 314-696-2394
Address: 5341 Emerson Ave, St. Louis, MO 63120

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