A native of Louisiana, David Toledo received his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. After graduation he moved to Fort Worth, Texas, where he pursued graduate work at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He received his Master of Music in Music Ministry in May 2007. In December 2012, he graduated with his Ph.D. in Church Music with a dissertation titled Imaging God in Private and Corporate Worship: The Imago Dei as a Divine Call to All Believers.

Prior to coming to Southwestern, Dr. Toledo served as the Associate Pastor of Worship & Creative Arts at First Baptist Church in Keller, Texas, where he led a creative arts ministry including over 700 children, students, and adults on a weekly basis. He also served as co-founder and Executive Director of the Fort Worth Children’s Choir.

David has presented papers and lectures for numerous national meetings of church music and theological organizations including The Evangelical Theological Society, The Hymn Society in North America and Canada, and the Baptist Church Music Conference. He has several articles and book reviews published in scholarly journals. He has served as a consultant, guest clinician, and speaker for churches, state conventions, and seminaries throughout the United States and internationally.

David and his wife, Lindsey, were married in 2004 and have four children: Will, Ellery, Ethan, and Kate.