Matthew Westerholm


Matthew Westerholm serves as Assistant Professor of Music and Worship at Bethlehem College & Seminary and as the Pastor for Music and Worship at Bethlehem Baptist Church, downtown campus. Prior to this, he served as a worship pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel in Rolling Meadows, Illinois (1998–2008) and as Dean of the Chapel and director of the worship arts program at Cornerstone University (2008–2013). Matthew’s dissertation examined the eschatological views within contemporary worship music. He has written congregational songs and blog posts on worship for the DesiringGod, Gospel Coalition, and Doxology & Theology websites. Matthew makes his home in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis with his wife, Lisa, and their three sons.