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Namsik Yang

Namsik entered the doctoral program at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Historical Theology in 2019. Prior to this, he earned a ThM from PRTS and an MDiv from Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Pittsburgh, PA). His research interests center on the nature and roles of the Church office of doctor/teacher in the context of the Scottish Church.

In addition to being a doctoral student at PRTS, Namsik is an ordained minister of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (RPCNA) and runs a publishing house (Gentle Rain) with an earnest and humble desire for reformation in his home country, Korea.

Namsik is married to his wife Eun, and they have three children (Yeasol, Chansol, and Minsol).



“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

2 Timothy 2:15


(1) Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA (MDiv)

(2) Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (ThM)

(3) Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (PhD – in progress)


Subject Area and Specialty

The roles and practice of the teaching ministers at the divinity school during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries


Research Interests

  • English Puritanism
  • The Westminster Assembly
  • Scottish Covenanters
  • The Doctrine of Church Government
  • The history of theological education
  • History of Christianity in Korea



Yang, Namsik. “Korean Covenanters: J. G. Vos, Bruce Hunt, and a Presbyterian Covenant in Manchuria” in Reformed Presbyterian Theological Journal (Vol. 4, Issue 2, Spring 2018).

LeFebvre, Michael. Singing the Songs of Jesus: revisiting the Psalms. Translated by Jae Won Park and Namsik Yang. Seoul: Gentle Rain, 2018.