About David Upton
David Upton currently serves as the worship pastor for Overdrive, the Rock n Roll Worship Venue at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. When not leading at his home church, David is available to travel around the country worshipping with churches and conferences of all sizes and denomination.
David has his own band or he can serve along side an existing band for:
* Worship Leader
* Worship/Session Vocalist & Musician
* Worship Team Consulting
David is an amazing vocalist, songwriter, and musician with a dedicated heart for drawing his audiences into a lifestyle of authentic and heartfelt worship.
David has a pastor’s heart and he enjoys the leadership aspects of his role just as much as the creative.
From what was an overflow venue at Saddleback Church to a now growing venue which has tripled in attendance every Sunday, David continues to lead worship in Overdrive every Sunday at 9:00am and 11:15am, leads for multiple Saddleback Conferences, the Men's Wilderness Retreats and Men's Bible Study, Women's Bible Study and Marriage Retreats, Lighthouse Ministries serving in local prisons, Celebrate Recovery at multiple churches, and various other churches across the US and is looking to share his music and make a positive change in the lives around him. David played Spirit West Coast '08 and was a 2008 Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year nominee for the LA Music Awards. Gospel Music Channel has supported David's efforts in allowing his "Unshackled" video in their on air rotation and making him a part of their extended family at GMC. David released his first CD/EP "Unshackled" on March 29th, 2008 and in the first 7 days, he sold record CD sales and opened up for the 2-time grammy nominee Sarah Kelly and rocked it live with a full house in attendance on a Sunday night at Saddleback Church.