While Dr. R.C. Sproul remains healthy and vibrant, we have invited a new generation of teachers to help the ministry remain true to its founding purpose. The board knew it would be impossible to find one man to whom the torch could be passed. The reality is that Dr. Sproul is a unique gift from the Lord. So we looked for men who were trustworthy, able-in-their-field, and wise.

It's our great delight to tell you that at the beginning of 2010, Drs. Robert Godfrey, Sinclair Ferguson, Steven Lawson, and R.C. Sproul Jr. became Teaching Fellows at Ligonier Ministries. In May 2013, Dr. Stephen J. Nichols joined this group of men. These five serve as advisors to Dr. Sproul, the board, and senior leadership, and actively teach in all the ministries at Ligonier.

To learn more about the Teaching Fellows, read here.


  • Sinclair Ferguson

    Sinclair Ferguson

    Sinclair B. Ferguson is professor of systematic theology at Redeemer Seminary, distinguished visiting professor of systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, and former senior minister of the First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, S.C. He also serves as a teaching fellow for Ligonier Ministries and is a visiting professor in the Doctor of Ministry program at the Ligonier Academy of Biblical and Theological Studies. Dr. Ferguson has also written more than two dozen books, including The Holy Spirit, By Grace Alone, and In Christ Alone.

  • W. Robert Godfrey

    W. Robert Godfrey

    Robert Godfrey is president and professor of church history at Westminster Seminary California. He also sits on the board of directors of Ligonier Ministries, serves as a teaching fellow for Ligonier, and is a visiting professor in the Doctor of Ministry program at the Ligonier Academy of Biblical and Theological Studies. His many books include God’s Pattern for Creation, Reformation Sketches, and An Unexpected Journey.

  • Steven Lawson

    Steven Lawson

    Steven J. Lawson is senior pastor of Christ Fellowship Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama, board member and teaching fellow for Ligonier Ministries, and visiting professor in the Doctor of Ministry program at Ligonier Academy. A popular conference speaker and author, he is also the founder of OnePassion Ministries and serves on the board of directors for The Master's College and Seminary. Dr. Lawson's books include, The Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon, The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards, and Pillars of Grace.

  • Stephen Nichols

    Stephen Nichols

    Stephen J. Nichols is currently the research professor of Christianity and culture at Lancaster Bible College and this summer will be installed as the second president of Reformation Bible College. He also serves as a teaching fellow for Ligonier Ministries. A member of the Evangelical Theological Society, he produces the weekly podcast 5 Minutes in Church History and has authored several books, including Welcome to the Story, Jesus Made in America, and Getting the Blues.

  • R.C. Sproul Jr.

    R.C. Sproul Jr.

    R.C. Sproul Jr. is founder of Highlands Ministries and serves as rector of theology as well as chair of the philosophy and theology department at Reformation Bible College. Dr. Sproul Jr. is also a teaching fellow for Ligonier Ministries and has authored many books and series, including Economics for Everybody, Believing God, Tearing Down Strongholds, Bound for Glory, and The Call to Wonder.