Brian Blackmore is founder and editor-in-chief of Church Production Magazine, Church.Design, and Church Production LIVE! events. He held marketing communications roles at All Pro Sound in Pensacola, Fla., and Electro-Voice in Buchanan, Mich., before starting Church Production Magazine in 1998. He has a Bachelor’s degree in music business from Belmont College in Nashville, Tenn., and an MBA from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Fla. He plays bass for the Hope Community Church worship team in Raleigh, NC, and is a member of the Band of Brothers, which performs classic and Christian rock for missions trips and fundraisers. He has been married to his wife Deidra for 28 years and has three sons.