Matthew F. Swain

Assistant Professor of Worship Ministries


Matthew F. Swain serves as Assistant Professor of Worship Ministries—training, equipping, and encouraging future Worship Pastors and church musicians to lead well, serve faithfully, and take seriously their stewardship of biblical, Christ-centered worship in the context of the local church. Swain is native to Southern California (Los Angeles) but comes to Kansas City by way of Savannah, Georgia where he most recently served as Pastor of Worship & Fine Arts at Bull Street Baptist Church. Matthew earned both his Doctorate in Music Ministry (2010) and Master’s Degree in Church Music (2000) from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition, he completed all the required coursework for the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree (2006) with an emphasis in Piano Performance and also served as an adjunct professor for SBTS and its undergraduate arm, Boyce College. He also holds a Bachelor Degree in both Church Music and Piano Performance from Alderson-Broaddus College in West Virginia. In addition to serving other churches in Kentucky and Georgia, Matthew has often served Southern Baptists as an adjudicator, clinician, guest musician or worship leader for various worship conferences, workshops, and state conventions. Swain is married to his “seminary sweetheart,” Angela (2007); a music educator, church musician, and fellow alumnae of Southern Seminary. They are doting parents to John-Franklin and Olivia.


Local Church:

Faith Community Church