Warren Anderson | Communication Arts Department | Judson University Christian College

Warren Anderson Profile

Contact Information

Name:Warren Anderson
Title:Director, Center for Worship in the Performing Arts; Dean of Chapel; Director, Judson University Choir
Department:Worship Arts, Music
Year Started:1988
Phone Number:847-628-1570
Office Location:Thompson Center 110


2010, Doctor of Worship Studies, Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies, Orange Park, Fla.
1992, M.A. in English, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
1986, B.A. in Communication Arts (English concentration), Judson College, Elgin, Ill.


Dr. Anderson, a Judson alumnus (’86), serves as Director of Judson’s Center for Worship in the Performing Arts, with responsibilities that include directing the Judson University Choir and teaching in the Worship Arts and Music departments.  A Judson “lifer,” Anderson also has served his alma mater as Dean of the Chapel, Dean of Men, Director of Housing, Director of Christian Ministries, Lecturer in Communication Arts, houseparent, admissions counselor, summer-ministry-team director, and assistant men’s basketball coach during his 25+ years as a Judson faculty/staff member.  Dr. Anderson is also the worship pastor at Elgin Evangelical Free Church, and he serves on the editorial board of Worship Leader magazine, for which he writes a monthly column and occasional features.  He has been married to Lea since 1991, and they have two children.  

Expertise / Involvements

contemporary worship; rock, pop, jazz, and choral music; writing


Numerous articles and reviews for Worship Leader magazine, Contemporary Christian Music magazine, Act 3 Review, the Elgin Daily Courier-News, and the Wheaton Daily Journal, a sampling of which appears below:

Current Projects

Having been encouraged to begin writing a blog for years, I have finally embarked upon this mission with Emmaus Road Worshipers, weekly thoughts on the idea that our Lord, as He did for the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, has surprises for us in worship.   


Ongoing studies in congregational song

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