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PRESS RELEASE: Dr. Bruce P. Baugus Appointed at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary as Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics

Grand Rapids, MI—Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (“PRTS”) today announced the appointment of Dr. Bruce P. Baugus as Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics.

Joel R. Beeke, President of PRTS comments, “I am pleased to announce that Dr. Bruce P. Baugus has accepted the appointment to the position of Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics. Dr. Baugus will assume his new role on August 1, 2022. He is the author of Reformed Moral Theology (forthcoming) and China’s Reforming Churches: Mission, Polity, and Ministry in the Next Christendom, as well as numerous chapters, articles, papers, and reviews. He also frequently contributes to and Tabletalk. He is currently serving as interim senior pastor (PCA) and is involved in the global development of Reformed theological education and regularly teaches overseas and around the country. Born in Easton, Maryland, Bruce holds degrees from Penn State (BS in geography, 1996), Southern Seminary (MDiv, 1999), and Calvin Theological Seminary (PhD, philosophical theology, 2009). He is married to Tricia, and they have two sons. I am truly grateful to Reformed Theological Seminary (Jackson, MS, “RTS”) for his thirteen years of service there, which is greatly valued at PRTS. I trust that, by God’s grace, this appointment of Dr. Baugus solidifies the position of PRTS for biblical, Reformed, experiential, and practical theological education.”

Ligon Duncan of RTS comments, “We are deeply grateful for the years of dedicated service by Dr. Baugus at RTS, and thankful for the fitting appointment that he accepted at PRTS. RTS aims to provide a stellar education that challenges our students intellectually and produces servants of godly character—a vision shared by PRTS and Dr. Baugus. I wish him much fruitfulness in his last year at RTS and in his new ministry at PRTS, commencing in August of 2022.”

Begun in 1994, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary is now an accredited educational institution for MA, MDiv, ThM, DMin, and PhD degrees. Its mission is to prepare students worldwide to serve Christ and His church through biblical, experiential, and practical ministry.  With campuses in Grand Rapids, Europe (London), Middle East (Alexandria), Asia (Taiwan), Africa (Pretoria), and Latin America (São Paulo), the seminary numbers more than 200 students, has twelve professors, twenty globally renowned scholars as adjunct faculty, and a support staff of fourteen.

RTS opened its doors in 1966 for resident studies in Jackson, Mississippi. Since that time RTS has grown to nine degree-granting campuses: Jackson, MS; Orlando, FL; Charlotte, NC; Washington DC; Atlanta, GA; Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; New York, NY; São Paulo, Brazil; and Global Education (U.S. and International).


Dr. Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III, Chancellor & CEO, Reformed Theological Seminary