Instructor of Music and Worship Leadership; Department Coordinator, Music Studies
B.S. in Music Education, Tennessee Technological University, M.M. in Music Ministry, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Additional theological course work from Reformed Theological Seminary and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Currently pursing a PH.D. in Christian Worship at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Professor Connell brings to Boyce College more than 20 years of pastoral experience in the local church as a worship pastor, youth pastor, Christian school principal, church planter and senior pastor. This well rounded ministerial experience provides a perspective of the worship pastor’s role which is as theological as it is musical. He has previous teaching experience in public and private education ranging from grades K–12 in vocal and instrumental music. He has also personally mentored and trained a number of current as well as aspiring pastors, missionaries and worship leaders. It is Mr. Connell’s passion and privilege to train the 21st-century worship pastor in a manner that exemplifies that he is primarily a pastor who is capable of applying the Gospel of God’s word to the worship life and pastoral ministry of the local church.