Dr. Reg Grant, chair of the Media Arts and Worship department at DTS, talks with Mrs. Dawn Waters Baker, Artist-in-Residence at Arapaho Road Baptist Church in Garland, TX, Dr. David Rogers, lead pastor at Arapaho Road Baptist Church, and Shannon Reibenstein, project manager for the Media Arts and Worship department about the beauty that comes from the collaborative relationship between artists and churches.

About the Contributors

David Rogers

David Rogers is the lead pastor at Arapaho Road Baptist Church. He is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and of Truett Theological Seminary, and he is an advisor to the Skit Guys.  When not reading massive amounts of books by guys who have been dead a long time, he loves watching sports and eating good food.

Dawn Waters Baker

Dawn is an artist whose work can be found at the New York Times Building, Archegos Offices, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas Eye Care Associates, and Dallas Baptist University. She finished five drawings for the book, Why, O God? published by Crossway books and was selected for the cover of, Still Life by New York Times Bestselling Author, Louise Penny. She is a Signature member of Artists of Texas. Dawn is affiliated with Mary Tomas Gallery in Dallas Design District, Kate Shin Gallery in New York, NY, Joseph Gierek Fine Art in Tulsa, OK, and currently with White Stone Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. She was also selected as the 2015 Artist in Residence for Big Bend National Park for the entire month of November. She has a solo exhibit at Mary Tomas Gallery in September 2016 based on her time and inspiration at the Park. The latest article written on her work was included in Wide Open Country, 10 Texas Artists that Explore the Beauty of the Lone Star State, by Elizabeth Abrahamsen. Her work has been in national shows including The National Weather Biennale, Jubilee Museum of Sacred Art Biennale, CIVA Contemporary Images of Mary and Ex Nihilo at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY.

Reg Grant

Dr. Grant enjoys teaching courses in homiletics, drama, oral interpretation, and creative writing. He also serves on the board of directors for Insight for Living. Dr. Grant has coauthored several books and has written, produced, and acted for radio, television, theater, and film. Dr. Grant is married to Lauren and they have three grown children and one grandson. Reg loves to spend time on his ranch south of San Antonio. You would never know it from his cultured personality, but this guy can “cowboy up” right quick.

Shannon Reibenstein

Shannon Reibenstein is the Project Manager for the Department of Media Arts and Worship at Dallas Theological Seminary. She is a graduate of Cederville University and Dallas Theological Seminary, and she enjoys exploring the contours of faith and beauty, along with being a wife and mother.