the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Joseph R. Crider

Ernest and Mildred Hogan Professor of Church Music and Worship (2011); Executive Director, Institute for Biblical Worship

Dr. Crider comes to Southern Seminary with over twenty years of vocational ministry experience and ten years of teaching experience. Prior to joining Southern’s faculty, he was Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Music and Humanities at Liberty University and Minister of Music and Worship at First Baptist Church Roanoke, Virginia. In addition to his responsibilities at Southern, Dr. Crider is a worship pastor at Highview Baptist Church in Louisville.

Joseph R. Crider

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B.A., M.A., Bowling Green State University; D.A., University of Northern Colorado
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.