Joseph R. Crider

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

Crider comes to Southern Seminary with over 20 years of vocational ministry experience and 10 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. He formerly served as minister of music and worship at First Baptist Church Roanoke, Virginia and worship pastor at Highview Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition to his responsibilities at Southern, Crider is the worship pastor at LaGrange Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

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B.A., M.A., Bowling Green State University; D.A., University of Northern Colorado