08/09/2023 | Press release | Archived content
August 9, 2023
OBU welcomes Matt Boswell, Matt Roberson and Randy Lind as visiting professors of worship studies in the Division of Music.
Boswell serves as the lead pastor of The Trails Church in North Texas. He is a widely respected hymn-writer, known for songs including "His Mercy is More" and "Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery." He is also an author, assistant professor at Southern Seminary and president of Doxology & Theology, which is a community of worship leaders committed to gospel-centered worship.
Roberson is the senior pastor of The MET Church in Houston, Texas. Roberson served as a worship pastor and itinerant worship leader for the first 16 years of his ministry. He came to The MET in January 2011 as the worship pastor, served as a campus pastor in their multi-site strategy and became senior pastor in July 2016. Roberson is an authentic, transparent and passionate leader. He is creative, has the heart of a shepherd, a discerning spirit and a true love for people. Roberson has been married to his wife, Jennifer since 2000 and they have two children, Chloe and Claire.
Lind conducts the Singing Churchmen and Singing ChurchWomen of Oklahoma and notably directed the 1,200 voice Festival Choir for Franklin Graham in 2015. Lind's leadership has taken musical groups to diverse global destinations like Hong Kong, Russia and more. He's showcased his groups' talents from coast to coast in the U.S. and premiered numerous musical works. With experience spanning Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas, he's been a guest conductor, clinician and associate pastor/minister of music. Lind's impressive credentials include degrees from OBU, Pittsburg State University and Northern Baptist Seminary.
Dr. Matthew Emerson, dean of theology, arts and humanities, is grateful for the addition of Boswell, Robertson and Lind in joining the Division of Music.
"Worship studies has always been one of the core programs in the Division of Music at OBU," Emerson said. "Our entire institution exists to equip students to live all of life, all for Jesus and this includes equipping students who will lead others in the worship of our Triune God. Matt Boswell, Randy Lind and Matt Roberson are each equally excellent musicians and experienced worship leaders and pastors. They will each come alongside Dr. Steve Sims to continue to equip our worship studies students in theological faithfulness, ministerial leadership, musical excellence and technological expertise so that they can lead God's people in worship wherever he calls them."