Matthew Westerholm, a gifted theologian and worship pastor, is joining The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary as the Associate Professor of Church Music and Worship, President R. Albert Mohler Jr. announced today.
Westerholm will continue Southern Seminary’s rich legacy of training men and women for music and worship ministry. Weeks after the seminary announced Matt Boswell’s hire to the Department of Biblical Worship, the addition of Westerholm highlights the seminary’s commitment to train faithfully the next generation of theologically sound worship leaders.
As he is about to begin his 27th year as the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, R. Albert Mohler Jr. emphasized the rich and deep theological training students are receiving at the school.
Southern Seminary is “unapologetically Southern Baptist,” and remains as committed as ever to train men and women for gospel ministry. Thus, every word of the school’s title carries weight, he said.
“Every single word in the name of Southern Seminary is vitally important,” Mohler said. “We are, without apology, a theological seminary for the training of pastors and ministers.”
Four new professors are joining the faculty of Southern Seminary and Boyce College for the fall semester, announced president R. Albert Mohler Jr. last week. Read about each of them below.
Barry Gibson, a veteran teacher and two-time graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is joining the faculty of Boyce College as the Associate Professor of Teacher Education, according to an announcement from R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary.
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has hired J. Keith McKinley, a seasoned missionary and veteran of the International Mission Board to its faculty, announced President R. Albert Mohler Jr. today. McKinley has been involved with missions with the IMB for more than 20 years, and he joins the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry as Associate Professor of Christian Missions. McKinley comes from a rich family heritage of missions. His father, Jim McKinley, was an IMB missionary in Bangladesh for 34 years.
Baptist scholar and ethicist Andrew Walker is joining the faculty of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, according to today’s announcement from President R. Albert Mohler Jr.
Matt Boswell, a widely respected hymn writer and leading figure in church music, is joining the faculty of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, President R. Albert Mohler Jr. announced today. Boswell, who is currently the founding pastor of the Trails Church in Prosper, Texas, will be assistant professor of church music and worship.
The formal commissioning of hundreds for gospel service is not just a graduation. It is ultimately fulfillment of God’s promise to Jesus Christ that his house would be filled, said President R. Albert Mohler Jr. in his May 17 commencement address.
During the 223rd commencement exercises on the seminary lawn, 304 master’s and doctoral students graduated from Southern Seminary. The ceremony, according to Mohler, is not just a ceremony to honor them. It is a worship service for the God who called them and prepared them for ministry.
A degree from Boyce College represents an eternal investment, said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, during the 21st commencement ceremony of Boyce College, May 10. During the ceremony in Alumni Memorial Chapel, 140 students were present to receive degrees as part of a 177-person graduating class, one of the largest in the school’s history.
Brownback urges SBTS community to fight for religious freedom during McCall Lecture and Leadership Briefing
Samuel D. Brownback, Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, encouraged students at Southern Seminary to participate in a “grassroots movement” to make religious freedom a priority in Louisville, Kentucky, and around the world. He argued this during the Duke K. McCall Leadership Lecture in Alumni Memorial Chapel, April 25.
“My main goal today is to encourage and even recruit some of you as advocates for religious freedom — an essential, God-given human right declaring that everyone, whatever their faith might be, has the freedom to live according to their own conscience.”