Monday, July 23, 2007  

Greg Brewton


Greg Brewton

Spouse's name: Holly

How long married: 25 years

Children's names and ages: Allison, 21; Justin, 15

An interesting fact about your family: My wife and I met in high school in Tallahassee, Fla. We both played in the band.

Hometown: Savannah, Ga.

Current church: North Oldham Baptist Church

Current local church ministry: I serve in the praise band, sing in the worship choir and lead the youth praise band at the church.

Hobbies: Reading, walking, working in the yard at home

Most influential person in your life: My dad he passed away two years ago but he was a strong influence in my life.

Favorite Southern Seminary memory: Graduation day for my doctoral degree, 2001

Something surprising students might not know about you: I served in full time music ministry for more than 18 years in Georgia and Florida before coming to teach at Boyce and Southern

What books, beside the Bible, have most influenced you and why: Biographies of Christian leaders and missionaries: "Through Gates of Splendor" (Jim Elliot), Hudson Taylor's "Spiritual Secrets," Billy Graham's biography.

What influenced your decision to come to Southern Seminary: I believe God has called me to train the next generation of music ministers. There is no better place to do this than at Southern. We have great leadership here and wonderful students.

Ministry philosophy: Music and worship ministry should first glorify God and second edify the saints

Ministry passion: Preparing others called to music and worship ministry to have a biblical understanding of their role and helping them to love the church. Music ministry is about ministering to people through music.

What do you like most about teaching: I enjoy the day-to-day interaction with the students. It is wonderful to see them mature in their ministry and music skills.

List one of your favorite: Authors David Peterson, D.A. Carson. Preachers R. Albert Mohler Jr., Chuck Lawless. Courses that you teach worship classes. Music groups Aletheia. Movies Star Wars movies. TV shows old comedies on Nick at Nite. Restaurants Barbeque places (Sonny's, Mark's Feed Store). Vacation spots Florida beaches, north Georgia mountains.

 

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