Resident FacultyVisiting/Adjunct FacultyStaff
Dr. Michael Barrett

Dr. Michael Bar­rett is Vice President for Academic Affairs/Academic Dean and Professor of Old Testament at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He is a minister in the Heritage Reformed Congregations. Formerly, Dr. Barrett served as president of Geneva Reformed Seminary. He earned his doctorate in Old Testament Text with a special focus on…. Read more.

Dr. Joel R. Beeke

Dr. Joel Beeke is President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homi­letics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, editor of Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books…. Read more.

Dr. Gerald Bilkes

Dr. Ger­ald Bilkes is Pro­fes­sor of New Tes­ta­ment and Bib­li­cal The­ol­ogy at Puri­tan Reformed The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary. He com­pleted a PhD (2002) from Prince­ton The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary. He was recip­i­ent of the United States Infor­ma­tion Agency Fel­low­ship…. Read more.

Rev. Mark Kelderman

Rev. Mark Kel­der­man is Dean of Stu­dents and Spir­i­tual For­ma­tion, as well as Instruc­tor in Pas­toral The­ol­ogy at Puri­tan Reformed The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary. A for­mer high school teacher, he com­pleted his sem­i­nary train­ing at PRTS and served…. Read more.

IMG_3957-Promo_Headshot_-David-MurrayDr. David P. Murray

Dr. David Mur­ray is Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He is also pastor of Grand Rapids Free Reformed Church. He was a pastor in Scotland for 12 years before accepting a call to teach at Puritan Reformed Seminary in 2007. He has a Doctor of Ministry degree from…. Read more.

IMG_4012-Promo_Headshot_-William-VandoodewaardDr. William VanDoodewaard

Dr. William Van­Doo­d­e­waard (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is Professor of Church History at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He is also Visiting Research Fellow in the School of History and Anthropology at Queen’s University Belfast, and has been appointed a Visiting Scholar at Princeton Theological Seminary for his ongoing work in the history of biblical interpretation. Prior to coming to PRTS…. Read more.

James W. Beeke is Visiting Instructor of Pastoral Theology in Catechetics and Teaching. He holds a Master in Educational Administration from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Western Michigan University. He served as Inspector and Director of Independent Schools for the Ministry of Education in British Columbia, oversaw private education in China, and currently runs an educational consulting business. He is the author of seven books on Reformed doctrine for children and young people.

Jonathon D. Beeke is Visiting Instructor of Historical Theology. He holds a Master of Arts in Historical Theology from Westminster Seminary in California, and is currently pursuing a PhD from Groningen University. Jonathon serves as Registrar and Director of Admissions at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Book Review Editor for the Puritan Reformed Journal, and is a ruling elder at Redeemer OPC in Ada, MI.

Dr. Laurens W. Bilkes is Adjunct Professor of Pastoral and Contemporary Theology. Dr. Bilkes holds a Doctor of Philosophy as well as a Master of Philosophy in Theological Ethics from the Theological University of Christelijke Gereformeerde Kerken in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. He also holds a Bachelor of Divinity from Calvin Seminary. He was editor of the Free Reformed Theological Journal, and served as the pastor of the Free Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Dr. Ben Chapman is Adjunct Professor of Biblical language. He has bachelors and masters degrees from Grand Rapids Baptist College, an MDiv from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, a Master of Theology from Calvin Theological Seminary, a PhD in Religion (Greek Text) from Bob Jones University, and a Doctor of Education degree in Psychology from Tennessee State University. He has taught biblical languages at Winnipeg Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, and Liberty University. He is currently licensed as a Health Psychologist in the States of Indiana and Michigan and holds Certificates as a Fellow in General Biofeedback and EEG Biofeedback and Neurotherapy.

Dr. Anthony Curto is Associate Professor of Practical Theology in Missions & Apologetics at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He has a BA from Southern California College, an MA from Westminster Theological Seminary, an MDiv from Westminster Seminary California, and a DMin from Westminster Seminary California. Dr. Curto has long served in the pastorate and foreign missions: he served as pastor of Plymouth Congregational Church, California from 1980–1988; pastor of Covenant Community Church (OPC) from 1988-1994; Regional Home Missionary, Presbytery of Southern California (OPC) from 1994–1995; Missionary Evangelist in Uganda, East Africa (OPC) from 1995–2004; and Missionary Evangelist in Ethiopia from 2002–present. Dr. Curto is author of Preaching in the Marketplace (1996, DMin project), a contributing author to New Horizons, and a contributing editor to the magazine Antithesis.

Dr. Brian A. DeVries is visiting Professor of Missiology. He received his Master of Divinity from PRTS, a Master of Theology in Missiology from Calvin Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Philosophy from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a missionary minister of the Heritage Reformed Churches and has experience in urban ministry, church planting, and intercultural education within southern Africa, Indonesia, and North America. He is presently serving as principal of Mukhanyo Theological College and as the team leader of a church plant in Pretoria, South Africa.

Rev. Bartel Elshout is Visiting Instructor of Missiology and Church Polity. Rev. Elshout holds a Bachelor of Arts in German and studied at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary for 3 years. He has 18 years of experience teaching Bible in a secondary school in New Jersey as well as over 12 years of experience as pastor in Jordan Station, Ontario, and Chilliwack, British Columbia. He is the author of The Practical Theology of Wilhelmus à Brakel, and has translated several Dutch books into English, including à Brakel’s The Christian’s Reasonable Service (4 vols.).

Dr. Sinclair Ferguson is Adjunct Professor of Systematic Theology. A graduate of the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, he is the author of some two dozen books, has authored numerous articles and has contributed to various symposia. His writing interests have ranged from works of scholarship to books for children. He has served as minister of two congregations in Scotland, one on Unst, the most northerly inhabited island in the United Kingdom, and the other at the center of Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland. Currently, he is the Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC. He has served more than twenty years as a seminary professor and is currently on the faculty of Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Texas as well as part time faculty of Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia.

Dr. Michael A. G. Haykin, Adjunct Professor of Historical Theology, teaches several courses at PRTS. He received his BA from the University of Toronto, his Master of Religion from Wycliffe College, and his Doctorate of Theology from the University of Toronto. He has also done post-doctoral research at Regents Park College, Oxford University, England. He currently serves as Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author and editor of over twenty books, including “To Honour God”: The Spirituality of Oliver Cromwell; Jonathan Edwards: The Holy Spirit in Revival; and The Revived Puritan: The Spirituality of George Whitefield. He is often called upon to speak at conferences around the world.

Rev. Ken Herfst is Visiting Instructor of Missiology. He graduated from McMaster University in Ontario and received his Master of Divinity from the Theological College of the Canadian Reformed Churches. He served as a missionary of the Free Reformed Churches from 1991–2002 in Guatemala. From 2002–2004, he worked as a domestic missionary on Vancouver Island, British Columbia; he then returned to Guatemala to become director of the missions department at Seminario Evangelico Presbiteriano. In addition to his services in Guatemala, he serves several months of each year as a missionary to Hispanic communities in Ontario, Canada.

Rev. Daniel R. Hyde is Adjunct Instructor of Systematic Theology and Missions. He is also the founding pastor of the Oceanside United Reformed Church (URCNA) in Carlsbad/Oceanside, California. He is a graduate of Vanguard University (BA), Westminster Seminary California (MDiv), and Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (ThM). He has written ten books including God in Our Midst (Reformation Trust, 2012), Why Believe in God? (P&R, 2011), and Welcome to a Reformed Church (Reformation Trust, 2010) as well as co-edited Planting, Watering, Growing: Planting Confessionally Reformed Churches in the 21st Century (RHB, 2011). He has also contributed to several books and written articles in American Theological Inquiry, Calvin Theological Journal, Mid-America Journal of Theology, Puritan Reformed Journal, and The Confessional Presbyterian. He is also a member of the theological advisory council for the international agency, Word & Deed.

Dr. Robert Kolb is Adjunct Professor of Church History at PRTS, teaching the ThM course of Lutheran Orthodoxy. He received his MDiv and STM degrees from Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis, and the PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He taught at Concordia College, Saint Paul, Minnesota 1977-1993, and has been Missions Professor of Systematic Theology and Director of the Institute for Mission Studies since 1993. He is co-editor of the new translation of The Book of Concord (2000), and the author of several books, including Bound Choice, Election, and Wittenberg Theological Method (Eerdmans, 2005), (with Charles P. Arand) The Genius of Luther’s Theology (Baker Academic, 2008), and Martin Luther, Confessor of the Faith (Oxford University Press, 2009).

Rev. David Kranendonk is Visiting Instructor of Systematic Theology. He currently pastors the Free Reformed Church of Bornholm, Ontario. He received his BA from McMaster University, MDiv from Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, and ThM from Calvin Seminary; he is also pursuing further studies at the Theological University of Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. He serves as chairman of Bonisa Mission and editor of the To Keep it Holy magazine. He has translated several books with his wife and authored Vital Balance: The Pursuit of Professors J. J. van der Schuit, L. H. van der Meiden, and G. Wisse and Teaching Predestination: Elnathan Parr and Pastoral Ministry in Early Stuart England.

Dr. Richard Muller is Adjunct Professor of Historical Theology. He holds the P.J. Zondervan Chair of Doctoral Studies as Professor of Historical Theology at Calvin Seminary. His PhD is from Duke University. He is the author of more than 200 articles, reviews, and books, and has established himself as a leading authority on Protestant scholasticism. He is often invited to lecture at seminaries and conferences around the world.

Dr. Robert W. Oliver is Adjunct Professor of Church History. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Church History from the Council for National Academic Awards, United Kingdom. He also holds a post-graduate certificate of Education in Education Theory and Practice from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of London, in London, United Kingdom. He served for many years as pastor of a Reformed church in Bradford-on-Avon, England. He has also written a history of the English Calvinistic Baptists.

Dr. Joseph A. Pipa, Jr. is a graduate of Belhaven College and Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, and received a Ph.D. from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Pipa has over twenty years of pastoral experience in Mississippi, Texas, and California. He was also Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Director of Advanced Studies at Westminster Theological Seminary California from 1990-1997 before becoming the first president of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Taylors, South Carolina. Dr. Pipa continues to serve as both Professor of Historical & Systematic Theology and President of GPTS.

Rev. Gerald Procee is Visiting Instructor of Historical and Systematic Theology at PRTS. He served as pastor of the Free Reformed Church of Hamilton, Ontario for 22 years before moving to the Netherlands in 2012 to pastor a church. He serves on the board of the relief organization Come Over and Help. Rev. Procee holds a Master of Business Administration in Information System Development from the State University of Groningen in the Netherlands, as well as a Master of Divinity and a Master of Theology degree from the Theological University of Christe­lijke Gereformeerde Kerken in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. He has written Holy Baptism: The Scriptural Setting, Significance, and Scope of Infant Baptism and is a regular contributor to The Messenger.

Rev. Cornelis Pronk is Visiting Instructor of Church History and Systematic Theology. He holds a Bachelor of Divinity and Masters of Theology in Historical Theology from Calvin College and Seminary, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. After having served several Free Reformed churches in North America for decades, he is now an emeritus minister of that denomination and resides in Ontario. Along with numerous published published articles, he is the author of Expository Sermons on the Canons of Dort, and the translator of several books. He served for more than thirty years as radio pastor of the Banner of Truth broadcast.

Rev. Maurice J. Roberts is Visiting Instructor of New Testament. He has a Bachelor of Divinity from the University of London and a Bachelor of Arts as well as a teaching degree from the University of Durham. He has served in the ministry and as teacher since 1960; recently, he retired as pastor of the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) in Inverness. He is the former editor of The Banner of Truth and has authored several books, including The Thought of God. He frequently speaks at conferences around the world.

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas is Adjunct Professor of Historical and Practical Theology. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Historical Theology from the University of Wales in Lampeter, Wales, as well as a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. He is currently the Minister of Preaching and Teaching at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina and Professor of Systematic and Practical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. Prior to these appointments, he pastored in Belfast, North Ireland. His PhD research was on Calvin’s writings on Job. He has written or edited more than twenty books, and serves as the Editorial Director for The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and the editor of its e-zine, Reformation 21. He also speaks at numerous conferences around the world.

Dr. Geoff Thomas is Adjunct Professor of Historical Theology. He has been the minister of Alfred Place Baptist Church in Aberystwyth, Wales, since 1965. He has served as the chairman of the Grace Churches of England and Wales, and of the Association of Evangelical Churches of Wales; he presently serves as an Associate Editor of the Banner of Truth magazine and is the major contributor of articles and reviews for their website. He is the author of several hundred articles and several books, and is a frequent speaker at worldwide conferences. He is a graduate of the University College of Cardiff, Wales, and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary. He also received an honorary doctorate from WTS in 2011.

Dr. Daniel Timmer is Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies. A graduate of PRTS (MA), he obtained the ThM and PhD degrees with a specialization in Old Testament from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He served as Professor of Biblical Studies at FAREL, Faculté de théologie réformée, in Montreal, Quebec, and is currently serving as Assistant Professor at the University of Sudbury. He has published articles on the ancient Near East, the Old Testament, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and biblical theology, and served as a ruling elder in the Eglise Réformée du Québec.

Dr. Carl R. Trueman is Professor of Historical Theology and Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia), where he also serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs. He formerly served on faculties at the Universities of Nottingham and Aberdeen (UK). He has an MA from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from the University of Aberdeen. His publications include Luther’s Legacy: Salvation and English Reformers, 1525-1556 (Oxford University Press); The Claims of Truth: John Owen’s Trinitarian Theology (Paternoster); and John Owen: Reformed Catholic, Renaissance Man (Ashgate). He is a member of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

Dr. Chad B. Van Dixhoorn is Adjunct Professor and has taught the Westminster Standards course at PRTS. He is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary (MDiv, ThM) and the University of Cambridge (PhD). He has taught theology at the University of Nottingham, and has held three fellowships at the University of Cambridge, where he has researched the history and theology of the Westminster Assembly and taught on the subject of Puritanism. He retains a visiting fellowship at Wolfson College, Cambridge, and has served as associate minister of Cambridge Presbyterian Church and Grace Presbyterian Church in Vienna, Virginia (current). Chad has lectured at RTS DC since 2008 where he teaches church history and practical theology.

Dr. C.N. Willborn is a teaching elder in the PCA and Associate Professor of Church History and Biblical Theology at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Having held pastorates in Tennessee and Alabama, Dr. Willborn was elected to the faculty of the Presbyterian Seminary in 2000. He holds the BS from Tennessee Technological University, the MDiv from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, and the PhD in Historical Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary. Dr. Willborn is a frequent conference speaker and preacher, and has published several theological articles.

Dr. Jason Zuidema, PhD (2006) in Religious Studies, McGill University, is Dean and Professor of Historical Theology at Farel Reformed Theological Seminary in Montreal Quebec. He is editor of French-Speaking Protestants in Canada (Leiden: Brill, 2011), co-author of Early French Reform (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2011) and author of Peter Martyr Vermigli (1499–1562) and the Outward Instruments of Divine Grace (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2008). Dr. Zuidema is an ordained minister in the Église réformée du Québec.

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