Byron Spradlin, D.Min
Undergraduate professor of Worship & Art Studies.
Dr. Byron Spradlin is the Founder and President of Artists in Christian Testimony Intl, a missions & ministry sending board for artists and creatives, now with over 550 artistic and innovative staff touching 40 nations.
GOD has used Byron, since he surrendered his life to Christ’s service at age 19, as an artists-in-missions-&-ministry specialist who has served the Body of Christ as a Bible teacher, church planter, worship pastor, evangelist, professor, recording artist, published songwriter and arts-missiologist in over 50 countries. He is an international thought-leader in the theology of role of imagination and the arts in The Church and Her missional mandates.
Dr. Spradlin is a graduate of Western Seminary, Portland, OR; with a Master of Divinity degree (heavy in Missions, and biblical languages); and there he was the co-founder of the Master of Church Music degree—which he also received there, and for which he served on adjunct faculty for two years in the late 1970’s. He also has done ThM studies (abd) at Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, CA; and in 2012 was awarded the Doctor of Ministry degree with honors (in Worship Studies) from Liberty University’s Divinity School, Lynchburg, VA.
Over the years Dr. Spradlin has become an international specialist on the theology of worship, imagination and arts leadership. He regularly disciples artists, and encourages pastors and missionaries concerning arts and music in ministry and missions. His ministry experience ranges from arts in evangelism, missions and ministry, to Jewish Evangelism, church planting, worship ministry and coaching, and the theology of worship, imagination and the arts.
Also, he serves as an international Catalyst for the ARTS Network for the global Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization (The Lausanne Movement) started by Billy Graham. He’s served as professor of Worship, Imagination & the Arts at Williamson College in Franklin TN (USA) since 2011. He also serves as Vice-Board-Chair of the international Jews for Jesus mission, (having previously served 35 years as Board Chair and the performance coach for their first music-evangelism team, The Liberated Wailing Wall); and since 2014, he is serving on the Board of WorldVenture mission agency based in Denver, CO. Also, he is the Arts-in-Culture Gateway coordinator for the North American Region of the International Orality Network; and is a lifetime member of the Global Ethnodoxology Network.
His wife, Pam, and he have been married since 1974. Their two grown children are married, and they enjoy four amazing grandchildren.