Dr. david williams

West Coast Music & Worship Conference Presenter

David Williams is appointed Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry in Liturgy, Worship, and Sacred Music at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary to begin full-time upon completion of his dissertation. He is a PhD Candidate in Church History, Systematic Theology, and Musicology at Andrews University. His dissertation is entitled, "Worship Music as Theology: An Examination of Black and White Adventist Worship Music in the United States from 1894 to 1944."

David is also a professional musician, having received a Master of Sacred Music in 2010 from the University of Notre Dame in liturgical history, sacred music history, and organ performance. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and a Bachelor of Science in Organ Performance from Southern Adventist University in 2005. He has studied extensively in Europe with leading artists in organ, additionally spending a year in the Netherlands receiving instruction from Sietze de Vries in improvisation. He performs regularly, seeking to engage audiences through historical literature, improvisation, and congregational singing.

Before graduate studies, David ministered as a pastor in the Rocky Mountain Conference. At the Colorado Springs Central church, he worked as Worship Director and Youth Pastor. He lead the Colorado Springs South and Pueblo churches as Senior Pastor. He has been called upon as speaker for youth meetings in Colorado and The Netherlands, and lecturer on worship and music in Maryland, Michigan, Texas, and Washington.

David is the Pastor for Worship and Music for the South Bend First Seventh-day Adventist Church, South Bend, Indiana. He is the Worship Coordinator and organist for the Seminary Tuesday Worship program. He also conducts the Seminary Chorus. He also serves as organist for Christ the King Catholic Church, South Bend.

His wife, Lorelei, is a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner in South Bend. They are blessed to have welcomed into this world their first child, Liliana Marie, on March 24, 2014.

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