Since 1995, PRTS has graduated just over one-hundred and ten students; many other part-time and non-program students have attended throughout the years. Alumni are serving the church in various ways: pastoring, preaching, teaching, pursuing further education, international missions, domestic missions, and church planting.
Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary begins with the acceptance of four seminary students from the Heritage Reformed Congregations (HRC).
Classes officially commenced on August 9, 1995, under the leadership of our president, Dr. Joel R. Beeke.
HRC and FRCNA Working Together
In 1998 the Free Reformed Churches of North America (FRCNA) chooses PRTS to train their theological students. Gerald M. Bilkes is appointed as Professor of Old and New Testament Studies.
PRTS graduates its first class.
Having outgrown the original facilities, PRTS constructs a new building, opening the doors in November of 2004.
PRTS is awarded degree-granting status from the State of Michigan.
The Puritan Resource Center (PRC) is dedicated and opened to the public in October of 2005. The PRC allows scholars from around the world to study a wide variety of Puritan literature and to gain a deeper appreciation of the Puritan tradition.
Dr. Murray Joins Faculty
Dr. David P. Murray joins the faculty of PRTS as Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology.
Dr. VanDoodewaard Joins Faculty
Dr. William VanDoodewaard becomes Associate Professor of Church History.
Dr. Barrett Joins Faculty
Dr. Michael Barrett is appointed Academic Dean and Professor of Old Testament.
Rev. Kelderman Joins Faculty
Rev. Mark Kelderman is appointed Dean of Students and Spiritual Formation.
PRTS Is Accredited
PRTS gains accreditation with the Association of Theological Seminaries (ATS), and joins a list of prestigious academic institutions, furthering its goal of academic excellence.
Addition To Facility
PRTS completes the expansion of its current facilities, doubling its size.
PhD Classes Commence
PRTS begins its PhD program in Historical Theology.
PhD Faculty Hired
Dr. Adriaan Neele is appointed as Director of the PhD program and Professor of Historical Theology. Dr. Stephen Myers and Mr. Greg Salazar are appointed as Professors of Historical Theology.