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John Chilcote

Cedarville University
Assistant Professor of Worship
Springfield, Ohio
Prof. John Chilcote has served as Assistant Professor of Worship at Cedarville University since 2020. Previously, he was Associate Professor of Worship Arts at Nebraska Christian College. Alongside his career in academia, John  has served as worship pastor in full- and part-time capacities at multiple churches around the Midwest. Comfortable on guitar or behind a piano, he has led worship for more than 25 years. He also serves on staff as the Worship Director at Heritage Fellowship Church in Springfield, Ohio.

As a mentor and teacher, he enjoys training worship students from all over the country. He teaches contemporary music theory, worship leadership skills, guitar, and songwriting. He also oversees the songwriting minor and directs the worship department bands Resonance, Rekindle, and LAB BAND. He is also an advocate for modern church choirs, having conducted worship choirs to perform with Paul Baloche, Sandy Patty, and others.

John Chilcote is pursuing a Ph.D. in Christian Worship from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He lives in Springfield, Ohio with his wife and three kids.