SBTS Adds Will Bishop to Department of Biblical Worship

Communications Staff — June 27, 2022

SBTS has named Will Bishop as associate professor of church music and worship. Bishop brings
a background of local church ministry and advanced training in theology to Southern’s
Department of Biblical Worship.

“I love the curriculum at Southern that is designed to equip students with the musical,
theological, and ministerial needs of today’s churches.” Bishop said. “My background is in local
church ministry, and my passion is preparing students for a lifetime of faithful and fruitful
service to our churches.”

Bishop has served as Assistant Professor of Worship Leadership at Mississippi College since
2017. He currently serves as the interim worship pastor at Parkway Baptist Church in Clinton,
Mississippi. Bishop also earned his Doctor of Musical Arts from New Orleans Baptist Theological
Seminary in 2015.

A major reason he decided to join the mission at Southern is his respect for the faculty at SBTS
and its commitment to training ministers for the church.

“I admire the faculty at Southern.” Bishop said. “I love that the faculty here are both scholars
and active leaders in local churches. I believe it is vital that our students are taught by faculty
who are modeling faithful gospel ministry by serving in their churches.”

Churches need theologically rich worship ministries and Southern is committed to training their
leaders. Hiring Bishop is a good step in ensuring that worship leaders who train at Southern
receive the highest quality instruction in musical, theological, and ministerial needs.

Paul Akin, Provost of SBTS, is thrilled to see Bishop take on this new role.

“Will Bishop brings a strong Southern Baptist pedigree and proven experience as a college
professor and leader in local church.” Akin said. “He has a heart to train and equip the next
generation of worship leaders for the local church.”

The Bishops will relocate to Louisville. Bishop, his wife Jamie, and his four children; Caroline, Jackson, Carter, and Julianne.

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