Consistent with his conservative holiness upbringing in Belmont Street Full Gospel Church, Worcester, Mass., Calvin M. Johansson attended Houghton College, a Wesleyan Methodist school, to pursue a degree in music. After graduating, he was appointed music director of the Post Chapel, United States Military Academy, West Point. Following his tenure he began graduate studies and subsequently earned a doctorate from the School of Church Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
A devout, steadfast evangelical, Dr. Johansson has taught at the college and university level, served as music director for many churches, and been an astute observer and scholar in the field of church music. A compelling conference speaker and lecturer, Johansson authored the classic work on theology and church music, Music and Ministry: A Biblical Counterpoint, as well as a volume on music’s role in Christian discipleship, Discipling Music Ministry: Twenty-first Century Directions.