Jonathan S. Welch

Assistant Professor of Christian Worship
Director of the Worship Training Network


Jonathan S. Welch serves as Assistant Professor of Christian Worship and leads worship studies at Southeastern, where he has been teaching since 2019. Originally from South Carolina, Dr. Welch ministered for over fifteen years as one of the pastors at The Summit Church (Durham, NC) before joining the faculty at SEBTS. Dr. Welch has written articles and conference papers for the Evangelical Theological Society, the Society for Christian Scholarship in Music, Doxology & Theology, and the Institute for Biblical Worship. His research interests include biblical theologies of worship, contemporary worship, Christian liturgy, spiritual formation, discipleship, theology, and Christian perspectives on culture and the arts. Dr. Welch and his wife Sarah have been married since 2006. They live in Raleigh along with their four children.



BA, Religion, Duke University
MDiv, Advanced Biblical Studies, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
PhD, Theology and Worship, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary