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Department Chair

Dr. Rob HewellRob Hewell 2016-5 (2)

 
  • Professor of Music
  • Director of the Worship Studies Program
  • Director of Online Learning Initiatives
  • Chair, Department of Worship Arts

Office:  Mabee Fine Arts Building, 231
Campus Mail:  Box 3745
Email:  hewellr@obu.edu
Office:  (870) 245-5133
Curriculum vitae


Dr. ROB HEWELL joined the faculty in 2001 after eight years on the staff of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. Prior to his service with that organization, he was full-time music minister and worship pastor for thirteen years.

Dr. Hewell holds degrees from San Francisco Theological Seminary (D.Min.), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.C.M.), and Midwestern State University (B.M.E.).

His first book is Worship Beyond Nationalism: Practicing the Reign of God (Wipf & Stock 2012). His research and writing interests are primarily focused on the faithfulness of the church's worship and witness in the world. He is also a columnist for EthicsDaily.com and a long-time contributor to various periodicals with more than eighty articles and book reviews in publication.

Dr. Hewell is also a Resident Fellow and Professor of Worship at B.H. Carroll Theological Institute, and holds membership in the International Council of Ethnodoxologists and the Ancient-Future Faith Network.

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