Joe Crider

Dr. Joe Crider
Address1971 University Boulevard
Lynchburg, VA 24502

Professor of Worship, CAS Center for Worship, Liberty Baptist Seminary

Joe Crider was the Worship Pastor at Second Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri for 13 years. During that time he developed a comprehensive worship and arts ministry that continues to flourish. Over the years he has spoken at worship conferences, festivals and seminars on a variety of topics including: The Marriage of Missions and Worship,The Life of Worship,and The Battle for Worship. Several of his dramatic sketches for worship have been published and he has also helped develop on-line worship courses for Rockbridge Seminary and Liberty University.

//Prior to serving at Second Baptist, he was an assistant professor of music at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO where he was the Director of Instrumental Studies. He held a similar position at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California after completing his Doctor of Arts from the University of Northern Colorado.

//Joe and his wife Amy have been married for 22 years and they have four children. He enjoys spending time with his family, outdoor activities and reading and studying about worship.

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