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Dr. Stephen Sims

Associate Professor of Music

Office Location Raley Chapel, 126
Phone (Office) 405.585.4335
OBU Mailbox # 61276


Dr. Sims serves as Assistant Professor of Music/Worship Leadership in the division of music. He was most recently an instructor of voice at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, TX. He studied voice with Don Clark, Ron Turner, Gerald Dolter and Karl Dent and has participated in master classes with Arnold Rawls, Stephen Salter, Earle Patriarco and John Packard.

A lyric baritone, Sims has performed as soloist in concert works such as Behold This Mystery (Gawthrop), Requiem (Brahms), Hodie (R. Vaughan Williams), Missa Brevis in G minor (Bach), Mass No. 2 in G Major (Schubert) and Te Deum in D Major (Handel). His operatic roles have included "Lord Mountararat" in Iolanthe (Gilbert & Sullivan), "Ottone" in L'incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi) and "Morales" in Carmen (Bizet). His doctoral research at Texas Tech focused on G.P. Telemann's sacred solo cantatas for the bass voice.

Sims, equally at home in the private studio and the classroom, thoroughly enjoys ministering to his students and witnessing their spiritual and academic transformation by God. He has served as music/worship pastor for churches in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Kentucky and possesses a strong passion for Biblical and corporate worship in the local church.


  • B.M.E., Oklahoma Baptist University
  • M.C.M., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • D.M.A., Texas Tech University

Courses Taught

  • Applied Voice
  • Music Theory for the Worship Leader
  • Introduction to Music/Worship Ministry
  • David's Creed
  • Issues in Church Music
  • Church Music Administration 
  • Worship Leadership Seminar 
  • Fellowship of Church Musicians