Leo Day Named as Founding Director of Center for the Arts at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Leo Day has been named as founding director of the Southwestern Center for the Arts to develop and expand current avenues of private and group instruction to the seminary community and surrounding area in music as well as dramatic and visual arts.

Southwestern Seminary President Adam W. Greenway, in making the announcement today (June 3), described Day as “a gifted musician and performer,” voicing gratitude “that someone with his formidable talents and vast expertise will launch this new institutional initiative expanding our seminary’s longstanding commitment to training those who will serve the body of Christ in the worship and creative arts area.”

Day, who came to the seminary in 2013, has been dean of the School of Church Music and Worship. He previously served as minister of music at Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola, Fla. He also had teaching experience from various roles at the University of West Florida, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and William Carey University in Mississippi

Day has overseen the seminary’s annual Gala, the annual Keyboards and Carols at Christmas concert and the annual Summer Music Camp, which began which under his leadership to enrich high school students’ musical talents through an on-campus week-long workshop.

“My entire life has been filled with music,” Day said. “In fact, music has been at the core of my existence since I was a teenager. I have witnessed the power of music as an instrument that, through the Holy Spirit, brings others closer to God.

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Source: Baptist Press