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Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol holds a PhD in worship and music ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fort Worth, TX), a master’s degree in musicology from Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL), and has studied theology at Central Baptist Theological Seminary (Plymouth, MN) and Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. He was ordained to to the gospel ministry by First Baptist Church (Rockford, IL) in April of 2004.

As the executive director of Religious Affections Ministries, Scott speaks on the subjects of music and worship at various churches and conferences. His most recent speaking engagements include the Preserving the Truth Conference, Central Seminary’s Foundations Conference, International Baptist College, and Bob Jones Seminary.

Click here to read and/or listen to important talks from Scott Aniol.

Curriculum vitae

Selected Publications

  • “Toward a Biblical Understanding of Culture.” The Artistic Theologian 1 (2012).
  • “Was Isaac Watts a Proto-Dispensationalist?” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 16 (2011).
  • “Music” and “Musical Instruments” in Lexham Bible Dictionary (Logos Bible Software, 2012).
  • “A Separatist Evaluation of the New Calvinism,” Frontline Magazine (May/June, 2010).
  • Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World (Simpsonville, SC: Religious Affections Ministries, 2010).
  • Book Review: Christ-Centered Worship by Bryan Chapell.” Themelios (November, 2009).
  • Worship in Song: A Biblical Philosophy of Worship and Music (Winona Lake, IN: BMH Books, 2009).
  • “Pop Goes the Music: An Exploration of the Distinctions Between Folk and Pop Culture Through the Writings of Ralph Vaughan Williams.” Ralph Vaughan Williams Society Journal (June, 2008).
  • “An Argument for the Superiority of Printed Media over Visual Media.” Included in Anne Machin and Russ Ward, Mirror Images (Darien, IL: Longman Publishers, 2008).
  • “Where Is Christ in Christmas?” Frontline Magazine (November/December, 2006).
  • “A Plea to Teach Children Hymns.” Sola! Putting Theology Back in the Pew (July, 2005).

Scott and Becky Aniol were married in 2004. They have one son, Caleb, and one daughter, Kate. They reside in Fort Worth, TX.

Becky received her degree in English and has taught English, piano, and Kindermusik. She now enjoys staying home the children and traveling with Scott.

Scott and Becky recently recorded an album of vocal solos and duets called “God Himself is With Us: the Gospel Proclaimed Through Hymns.”