Matthew WardMatthew Ward spent thirteen years as a minister of worship and education and is now the associate pastor of First Baptist Church Thomson, Georgia focusing on discipleship and outreach. His PhD is in Free Church theology, and he also taught Western history at The College at Southwestern in Fort Worth,
TX. He has several publications about worship and Baptists and is currently working on a sourcebook for the hymn-singing controversy. He and his wife, Shelly, have two kids, Micah and Sarah.