William R. Bishop

Associate Professor of Church Music and Worship

Dr. Will Bishop has earned degrees from The University of Memphis (B.M. in Music History), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.M. in Music Ministry), and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (D.M.A. in Worship and Hymnology). His dissertation examined one of the earliest forms of pop-styled contemporary church music; Christian youth choir musicals written
between 1967 and 1975.  Bishop has served as a worship pastor at two churches in Texas and three churches in Mississippi. Immediately prior to coming to Southern Seminary he served for five years as Assistant Professor of Worship Leadership at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS. Dr. Bishop and his wife Jamie are both natives of Memphis, TN. They have four children: Caroline, Jackson, Carter, and Julianne.

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B.A., The University of Memphis; M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; D.M.A., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary