Adam Adrian Perez
Postdoctoral Associate at Duke Divinity School
Adam Perez is a Cuban- and Dutch-American musician and worship leader from Miami, FL. Adam’s research attempts to provide a sympathetic account of the history of contemporary praise and worship that reaches beyond simple critique and condemnation. In particular, he seeks to highlight the historical flows of contemporary praise and worship theology as it informs the socio-musical worship practices of evangelical and charismatic Christians in North America, Latin America, and around the world. By studying the inception, growth, and dissemination of contemporary praise and worship through education and experiential encounters, practitioners will be able to uncover a usable past that strengthens and empowers practices in the present and in the future.