Matthew C. Boswell

Assistant Professor of Church Music and Worship

Matt Boswell is a widely respected hymn writer and leading figure in church music and is currently the founding pastor of the Trails Church in Prosper, Texas.

He has released multiple albums and has authored or co-authored widely acclaimed songs including “Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor” and “Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery.” Boswell is well-regarded not only for his hymnwriting, but also his training of worship leaders for church ministry. He is the author of Doxology and Theology: How the Gospel Forms the Worship Leader. Boswell also is the founder of Doxology and Theology, a ministry focused on equipping and encouraging worship leaders in the practice of gospel-centered worship.

Boswell earned his master of arts in church ministry from Southern Seminary in 2013 and completed his doctorate of philosophy in Christian worship and biblical spirituality at Southern in 2020. His dissertation is on Charles Spurgeon’s pastoral theology of singing. Before founding the Trails Church in 2018, Boswell was a worship pastor at Providence Church in Frisco, Texas (2011-2018), and Fellowship of the Parks in Keller, Texas (2002-2011). Boswell will continue to serve as pastor of the Trails Church while teaching at Southern.

Boswell is married to Jamie, and they have four children: Caden, Avery, Addison, and Cannon.

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M.A., Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary