Meet Our Team

Timothy Sidebothom, PhD

Professor, Director of Music: Elective Studies

Department: Music, Worship & Performing Arts

Office Location: Lancaster

Dr. Sidebothom originally hails from the Philadelphia area. “Doc” has taught at LBC since 1991 and particularly relishes teaching the Music History sequence because there is always something new to learn. From 1983-2008, he was delighted to serve several churches as organist, choir director and worship leader in New York and Pennsylvania, concluding his tenure at the First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster.

He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Church Music from Houghton College, his Master of Music degree in Church Music is from Westminster Choir College and a Doctor of Philosophy in Liturgical Studies from Drew University.

Tim and his wife, Rachel, reside just off campus where they have a great time entertaining colleagues and students.


PhD in Liturgical Studies – Drew University, Madison, NJ
MM in Church Music/Organ – Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ
BM in Church Music/Organ – Houghton College, Houghton, NY


“While Desmond Tutu is credited with saying: ‘If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.’ God’s Word clearly taught us first that our role as Christ-followers and musicians is not neutral in the present, the past or the future, but we first need to know where we’ve been (through studying history) so we best know where we’re going!” – Dr. Sidebothom


“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away: behold, the new is come.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17