Department of Biblical Worship

Lead worship with a biblical heart and mind. Have a clear vision about your role as you serve the congregation in the worship of God.

The Billy Graham School will equip you for a ministry in the local church that is gospel centered, musically relevant and ministry focused.

Department Faculty

Matthew D. Westerholm

Associate Professor of Church Music and Worship

Matthew C. Boswell

Assistant Professor of Church Music and Worship

William R. Bishop

Associate Professor of Church Music and Worship

R. Scott Connell

Professor of Church Music and Worship

Esther R. Crookshank

Ollie Hale Chiles Professor of Church Music
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Worship Groups

Southern Seminary worship groups include Doxology, Norton Hall Band, Southern Chorale, Chapel Orchestra, and Cannons Lane Collective.

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Institute for Biblical Worship

There has perhaps never been a more important time for the church to articulate the clear message of the gospel through the corporate worship gathering. The Institute for Biblical Worship, in partnership with the Department of Biblical Worship in the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry at Southern Seminary is dedicated to training the next generation of worship pastors and fostering a community of scholars and worship practitioners for the glory of God. Dr. Matthew Westerholm currently serves as the Director for the Institute for Biblical Worship.

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Seminary School of the Arts

The Seminary School of the Arts offers music education to the Louisville community through private lessons, ensembles, and special focused classes. Hosted on the beautiful campus of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in the Billy Graham School, the Seminary School of the Arts is proud to offer a unique perspective on music education.

Are you ready to become a pastor, counselor, or church leader who is Trusted for Truth?

Apply now for summer or fall studies

Classes begin in June & Aug.