A Little Bit About Pat

Pat has been playing guitar for 32 years and teaching guitar students for about 22 years.

In 1993, Pat was a finalist in the Twin Cities Best Guitarist Contest (Acoustic), and in 1994 he placed 4th in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival's Fingerstyle Guitarist Competition. In 1997, he took 2nd Place in the Instrumentalist Division of the Christian Artist Seminar in the Rockies Talent Contest. Since 1997, Pat has worked as a worship leader at various Minneapolis area churches. In 2003, he moved his family down to Northfield, MN and began working as the worship pastor at Rejoice! Church.


Pat enjoys teaching students of all ages and abilities.

He teaches many styles - on acoustic, electric, and bass guitar. Whether you're an adult who has always wanted to learn the guitar, a 3rd grader with hopes of being a rock star, or you want to improve your skills for your church worship team, Pat can help you reach your musical goals.

Services & Clients
  • Acoustic/Electric Guitar
  • Bass Guitar
  • Children or Adults
  • Worship Leaders
  • Future Rock Stars


Pat's passion for leading worship includes inspiring, training, and equipping worship teams.

How Pat can help your worship ministry
  • Onsite leadership training for your team
  • Technology instruction (audio/video)
  • Lead sheet arrangements through LifeWay Worship
  • Creating flow in worship
  • Guitar and bass lessons
  • Custom service packages


Worship Leader
Teaching & Equipping
Guitar & Guitar Styles

The musical adventures of my life are many and varied. School bands and choirs, concerts, and gigs, they’ve all been filled with wonderful treasured moments, deep in my heart’s memory, but none as deep as when I am surrounded by my church family, as I was today, singing passionately and boldly to our loving God.

Pat Shelby

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