• R.C. Sproul

    R.C. Sproul


    Dr. R.C. Sproul is chancellor of Reformation Bible College and the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries. He is featured daily on Renewing Your Mind, an international radio broadcast, and he is author of more than ninety books. He is general editor of The Reformation Study Bible and executive editor of Tabletalk magazine. As founder of Ligonier Ministries, he has produced more than three hundred lecture series and recorded more than eighty video series on subjects such as the history of philosophy, theology, Bible study, apologetics, and Christian living. Dr. Sproul currently serves as co-pastor at Saint Andrew's Chapel in Sanford, Fla.

    He holds degrees from Westminster College, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and the Free University of Amsterdam, and he has had a distinguished teaching career at various colleges and seminaries, including Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Fla., and Jackson, Miss. Dr. Sproul and his wife have two children and many grandchildren.

  • Stephen Nichols

    Stephen J. Nichols


    Dr. Stephen J. Nichols is president of Reformation Bible College, chief academic officer for Ligonier Ministries, and a Ligonier teaching fellow. He holds a Ph.D. from Westminster Theological Seminary. He has written several books, including Pages from Church HistoryMartin Luther: A Guided Tour of His Life and ThoughtAn Absolute Sort of Certainty: The Holy Spirit and the Apologetics of Jonathan EdwardsPeace: Classic Readings for Christmas, and J. Gresham Machen: A Guided Tour of His Life and WorkA member of the Evangelical Theological Society, he chairs the society's Jonathan Edwards Study Group. He and his wife have three children.

  • T. Desmond Alexander

    T. Desmond Alexander

    Visiting Professor
    Doctor of Ministry Program

    Dr. T. Desmond Alexander is senior lecturer in Biblical Studies at Union Theological College and associate director for Post-graduate Studies in the Institute of Theology at Queen's University, Belfast. He currently chairs the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical and Theological Research, as well as Southern Theological Seminaries, a UK based charity committed to the establishment of a centre for theological education and vocational training in the south of Argentina. He is the author of numerous books, including From Paradise to the Promised Land: An Introduction to the Pentateuch; From Eden to the New Jerusalem: An Introduction to Biblical Theology; The Servant King: The Bible’s Portrait of the Messiah; and Discovering Jesus: Why Four Gospels? He is the co-editor of the Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch and the New Dictionary of Biblical Theology.

  • D.A. Carson

    D. A. Carson

    Visiting Professor
    Doctor of Ministry Program

    Dr. Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, having served there since 1978. He is a graduate of McGill University (B. S.), Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto (M.Div.), and Cambridge University (Ph.D.). A member of several scholarly societies, Dr. Carson's areas of expertise include biblical theology, the historical Jesus, postmodernism, pluralism, Greek grammar, Johannine theology, Pauline theology, and questions of suffering and evil.

    Dr. Carson has written or edited more than fifty books, including Exegetical Fallacies (1984), Matthew (1984), Showing the Spirit (1987), The Gospel According to John (1991), A Call to Spiritual Reformation (1992), New Testament Commentary Survey (6th ed.; 2006) and Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church (2005). He co-authored An Introduction to the New Testament (1991) and edited such works as It Is Written: Scripture Citing Scripture (1988) and Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics (1993). His book, The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism (1996), won the 1997 Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Gold Medallion Award in the category "theology and doctrine."

  • Aaron Denlinger

    Dr. Aaron Denlinger

    Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology
    Undergraduate Program

    Dr. Aaron C. Denlinger is professor of historical and systematic theology. He earned his Ph.D. in Church History from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is editor of Reformed Orthodoxy in Scotland: Essays on Scottish Theology c1570–c1750 (forthcoming), and author of Omnes in Adam ex pacto Dei, a study in early modern Reformed thought on the covenant of works and original sin. He currently serves as secretary for the Society for Reformation Studies. He has a passion to help students engage and creatively draw upon the theological genius of the saints who have gone before us. Dr. Denlinger and his wife have two children.

  • Mark Dever

    Mark E. Dever

    Visiting Professor
    Doctor of Ministry Program

    Dr. Dever serves as the Senior Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. He is the president of 9Marks Ministries and has taught at a number of seminaries. A Duke University graduate, Dr. Dever holds an M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History from Cambridge University. Dr. Dever has authored several books and articles, including What is a Healthy Church? and The Gospel and Personal Evangelism (2007). Earlier books include Nine Marks of a Healthy Church (2000, 2004), The Deliberate Church (2005), Promises Kept: The Message of the New Testament (2005), and Promises Made: The Message of the Old Testament (2006).

  • Ben Dunson

    Dr. Ben C. Dunson

    Professor of New Testament
    Undergraduate Program

    Dr. Ben C. Dunson is professor of New Testament. He earned his Ph.D. in New Testament from the University of Durham, England. His dissertation was titled Individual and Community in Paul's Letter to the Romans. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Evangelical Theological Society. Before coming to RBC, he taught New Testament at Redeemer University College in Ontario. In his teaching, Dr. Dunson seeks to unfold for students the richness of Scripture's testimony to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and to model for them how biblical, systematic, and historical theology can work together in service of this task. Dr. Dunson and his wife have four children.


  • Sinclair Ferguson

    Sinclair B. Ferguson

    Visiting Professor
    Doctor of Ministry Program

    Dr. Ferguson brings a wealth of practical ministry experience and theological scholarship to the D.Min. program. Dr. Ferguson is one of the most respected Reformed theologians of our day, having served full time and as a visiting professor on the faculties of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and Redeemer Seminary in Dallas. Dr. Ferguson has also served as an adjunct professor at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Fla., and he has lectured around the world on systematic theology and other topics.

    In addition to serving as the pastor of the historic St. George's Tron Church in Glasgow, Scotland, and First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, S.C., Dr. Ferguson has also written many scholarly works on topics such as the Holy Spirit, worship, and historical theology as well as popular works on church history, biblical theology, and the Christian life for both children and adults. Even in retirement from full-time pastoral ministry, Dr. Ferguson continues to model what it means to be a pastor-theologian for men everywhere.

    Dr. Ferguson continues to teach at seminaries around the world, including Ligonier Academy, where he has taught the D.Min. course on worship. He is also a teaching fellow for Ligonier Ministries and frequently speaks at conferences for Ligonier and other churches and ministries.

    Dr. Ferguson provides these services for Ligonier Ministries in compliance with and pursuant to U.S. immigration approvals.

  • J.V. Fesko

    J.V. Fesko

    Visiting Professor
    Doctor of Ministry Program

    Dr. J.V. Fesko is a minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He was ordained as a church planter in 1998 and was installed as a pastor in 2003, thus serving in pastoral ministry for over ten years. He has taught systematic theology for Reformed Theological Seminary for over eight years as a part-time professor and currently serves as Academic Dean and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Historical Theology at Westminster Seminary California. A Georgia State University graduate, Dr. Fesko holds an M.A.Th. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from King's College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He has written and contributed to several books, including Justificaiton: Understanding the Classic Reformed Doctrine.

  • Ron Gleason

    Ron Gleason

    Visiting Professor
    Doctor of Ministry Program

    Ron Gleason is the pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Yorba Linda, CA. He holds a Drs. from the Theological Seminary of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands and a Ph.D. from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He is the Stated Clerk of South Coast Presbytery of the PCA and president of the California chapter of Exodus.org. He is the author of the biography of the Dutch theologian Herman Bavinck.

  • W. Robert Godfrey

    W. Robert Godfrey

    Visiting Professor
    Doctor of Ministry Program

    A teaching fellow with Ligonier Ministries, Dr. Godfrey has taught church history at Westminster Seminary California since 1981, where he also serves as its third President. A graduate of Stanford University (A.B., M.A., and Ph.D.) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Dr. Godfrey is a minister in the United Reformed Churches and a speaker at conferences including those sponsored by the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology and Ligonier Ministries.

    He is the author of An Unexpected Journey, Reformation Sketches, Pleasing God in Our Worship, and God's Pattern for Creation. He has written chapters or articles in John Calvin, His Influence in the Western World; Through Christ's Word; Theonomy: A Reformed Critique; The Agony of Deceit; Roman Catholicism; Sola Scriptura!; The Practice of Confessional Subscription; The Coming Evangelical Crisis; and in such journals as Archive for Reformation History, Sixteenth-Century Journal, and Westminster Theological Journal.

  • Michael Haykin

    Michael A. G. Haykin

    Visiting Professor
    Undergraduate Program

    Born in England of Irish and Kurdish parents, Dr. Haykin is Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. He has authored The Spirit of God: The Exegesis of 1 and 2 Corinthians in the Pneumatomachian Controversy of the Fourth Century (E. J. Brill, 1994); One Heart and One Soul: John Sutcliff of Olney, His Friends, and His Times (Evangelical Press, 1994); Kiffin, Knollys and Keach: Rediscovering Our English Baptist Heritage (Reformation Today Trust, 1996); ‘At the Pure Fountain of Thy Word’: Andrew Fuller as an Apologist (Paternoster Press, 2004); Jonathan Edwards: The Holy Spirit in Revival (Evangelical Press, 2005); The God Who Draws Near: An Introduction to Biblical Spirituality (Evangelical Press, 2007).

  • Paul Helm

    Paul Helm

    Visiting Professor
    Undergraduate Program

    Dr. Helm was Professor of History and Philosophy of Religion at King’s College, London, 1993-2000. Previous to that he was a Reader in Philosophy at the University of Liverpool, where he taught for many years. He is now a Teaching Fellow at Regent College, Vancouver, where he was J.I.Packer Professor of Philosophical Theology 2001-5. He also teaches at the Highland Theological College. Among his books are Eternal God (1988), The Providence of God (1993), Belief Policies (1994), and three books on John Calvin: John Calvin’s Ideas (2004), John Calvin: A Guide for the Perplexed (2008) and Calvin at the Centre (forthcoming).

    Dr. Helm is interested in supervising research students in Philosophy of Religion, Systematic Theology and Theology of the Reformation. His interests are in all aspects of philosophical theology and in any Christian theological views that have philosophical implications. In particular, he is currently interested in God’s relation to time (with reference to theories of the temporal order) and philosophical aspects of the ideas of John Calvin. He approaches these in an unabashedly analytic mode, and so his intellectual connections and sympathies are more with Reformed Orthodoxy and medievalism than with modern ‘continental’ philosophy. He has supervised a wide range of theses, and among his current students are those studying Scottish philosophy and theology, the thought of John Calvin, free-will theologies and their implications, and the religious ideas of David Hume.

  • Michael Horton

    Michael S. Horton

    Visiting Professor
    Doctor of Ministry Program

    Dr. Horton has taught apologetics and theology at Westminster Seminary California since 1998. He is also a minister in the United Reformed Churches in North America. He earned his B.A. degree from Biola University, his M.A. degree from Westminster Seminary California, and his Ph.D. degree from University of Coventry and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He is also the editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation magazine and the president of White Horse Media, for which he co-hosts The White Horse Inn, a nationally syndicated, weekly radio talk-show exploring issues of Reformation theology in American Christianity. A member of various societies, Dr. Horton is the author/editor of twenty books, including The Gospel-Driven Life: Being Good News People in a Bad News World; Christless Christianity: The Alternative Gospel of the American ChurchPeople and Place: A Covenant Ecclesiology; Covenant and Salvation: Union with Christ; Lord and Servant: A Covenant Christology; Introducing Covenant Theology; A Better Way: Rediscovering the Drama of God-Centered Worship; and Putting Amazing Back Into Grace. He has written articles for Modern Reformation, Pro Ecclesia, Christianity Today, The International Journal of Systematic Theology, Touchstone, and Books and Culture.

  • Samuel Larsen

    Samuel H. Larsen

    Visiting Professor
    Doctor of Ministry Program

    Dr. Samuel Larsen, Professor of Missions Emeritus at Reformed Theological Seminary, is known for his contagious love for Christ and for global missions. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Dr. Larsen holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Reformed Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Philosophy in Intercultural Studies from Trinity International University. Having served as naval line officer with the rank of Commander he was called to the gospel ministry and completed seminary. He served as a missionary first in Kenya and later in Australia. Dr. Larsen subsequently served again on active duty as a Navy Chaplain until his retirement from the Navy in 1996. He has had pastoral and urban church planting experience on three continents and is a former church planting team leader and regional director with Mission to the World. He has also had previous teaching experience both at the United States Naval Academy and as dean of a theological college in Australia.

  • Dennis Johnson

    Dennis E. Johnson

    Visiting Professor
    Doctor of Ministry Program

    Dr. Johnson is Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Seminary California, where he has taught since 1982. A graduate of Westmont College (B.A.), Westminster Theological Seminary (M.Div.; Th.M.), and Fuller Theological Seminary (Ph.D.), Dr. Johnson previously pastored Orthodox Presbyterian churches in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, and East Los Angeles, California. After teaching New Testament for 16 years, he now teaches primarily preaching and ministry courses, in which he applies his background in biblical studies to the issues of ministry, the church, and the culture. He is Associate Pastor of New Life Presbyterian Church, a growing Presbyterian Church in America congregation in Escondido. He has served as moderator of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church General Assembly and Presbytery of Southern California, moderator of South Coast Presbytery in the Presbyterian Church in America, member of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church Committee on Christian Education, and trustee of Covenant College. Dr. Johnson has preached and taught in Chad, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Thailand, and the Ukraine. He is the author of Triumph of the Lamb: A Commentary on Revelation; Let’s Study Acts; The Message of Acts in the History of Redemption; and Him We Proclaim: Preaching Christ from All the Scriptures, as well as articles and reviews in Westminster Theological Journal, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Journal of the Evangelical Homiletical Society, and Ligonier Ministries’ Tabletalk. He has contributed essays to volumes such as The New Testament Student and Theology; Theonomy: A Reformed Critique; The Pattern of Sound Doctrine; and Covenant, Justification, and Pastoral Ministry: Essays by the Faculty of Westminster Seminary California. Dr. Johnson is a contributor to the Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible and the English Standard Version Study Bible. He also edited Foundations of Christian Education, a collection of addresses to Christian schoolteachers by Cornelius Van Til and Louis Berkhof. Dr. Johnson and his wife, Jane, have four married children, whose families are scattered from Florida to Asia.

  • Steven Lawson

    Steven J. Lawson

    Visiting Professor
    Doctor of Ministry Program

    Dr. Lawson is a teaching fellow with Ligonier Ministries and is the Senior Pastor of Christ Fellowship Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama, having served as a pastor in Arkansas and Alabama. He is also president of New Reformation, a ministry committed to biblical reformation in the church today. Dr. Lawson's ministry finds him speaking in church, seminary, and conference settings in the United States and through the world. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University (B.B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.), and Reformed Theological Seminary (D. Min.).

    Dr. Lawson has authored several books, including Famine in the Land: A Passionate Call to Expository Preaching, Faith Under Fire, The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards, The Expository Genius of John Calvin, Foundations of Grace 1400 BC-AD 100 (volume one of a five-volume series), and three titles in the Holman Old Testament Commentary Series (Job, Psalms Volume I [Psalms 1-75], and Volume II [Psalms 76-150]). He has contributed articles to Bibliotheca Sacra, The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, The Faith and Mission, Decision Magazine, and Discipleship Magazine, among others.

  • Robert Letham

    Robert Letham

    Visiting Professor
    Doctor of Ministry Program

    Dr. Robert Letham is a lecturer in systematic and historical theology at Wales Evangelical School of Theology in Bridgend, Wales. A Presbyterian minister, Dr. Letham has served congregations in New Jersey and Wilmington, Delaware, the latter for over 17 years. He has taught theology at London School of Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) and Reformed Theological Seminary (Washington DC/Baltimore). Married to Joan, an American, for 35 years, he has three grown children: two daughters, a son and a grandson. He is devoted to cricket, music, and walking. He has authored several books and publications.

  • Keith Mathison

    Keith A. Mathison

    Professor of Systematic Theology
    Undergraduate Program; Certificate Program

    Dr. Keith A. Mathison is academic dean and professor of systematic theology. He earned his Ph.D. from Whitefield Theological Seminary in Lakeland, Fla. He is an associate editor of Tabletalk magazine, associate editor of The Reformation Study Bible, and author of several books, including From Age to Age: The Unfolding of Biblical Eschatology and Given for You: Reclaiming Calvin's Doctrine of the Lord's Supper. Dr. Mathison has a passion for confessional Reformed theology, as well as a desire to see his students' thoughts about God conform more and more to Scripture, and, thus, to see the students themselves conform more and more to the image of Jesus Christ (Rom. 8:29). He and his wife have two children.

  • Archie Parrish

    Archie Parrish

    Visiting Professor
    Doctor of Ministry Program

    Dr. Parrish is founder and president of Serve International, which trains and equips evangelical churches in kingdom-focused prayer discipleship to prevent loss of vitality in new and/or healthy churches and to correct loss of vitality in churches on plateaus and in decline. Through events such as the Embers to a Flame Conference, the Convocation for Revival and Reformation, and Kingdom Intercessor Training events, church leaders are equipped and encouraged to guide their churches in prayer, evangelism, personal and corporate spiritual growth, and discipleship. Dr. Parrish formerly served the Presbyterian Church in America as Coordinator for Church Vitality with Mission to North America and also Evangelism Explosion as the International Director. He has authored numerous publications and serves on the Board of Directors for Ligonier Ministries and Mission to North America.

  • W. Duncan Rankin

    W. Duncan Rankin

    Visiting Professor
    Undergraduate Program

    Dr. W. Duncan Rankin is visiting professor of systematic theology. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and he has taught courses at Reformed Theological Seminary. He has also pastored churches in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Georgia. Currently, Dr. Rankin serves as pastor of Christ Church (PCA) in Katy, Tex. He and his wife have three children.


  • Mark Ross

    Mark E. Ross

    Visiting Professor
    Doctor of Ministry Program

    Dr. Ross is Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at the Columbia campus of Erskine Theological Seminary and Director of the Institute for Reformed Worship. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (B.A.), Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and University of Keele, England (Ph.D.), Dr. Ross holds the First Presbyterian Church John R. de Witt Chair of Systematic Theology. Prior to joining the Erskine faculty in 2004 he served for twenty years as Associate Pastor for Teaching at the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina. From 2003-2008 he chaired the Special Committee on Worship in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, which produced the new Directory of Public Worship adopted by the church in 2008.

  • R.C. Sproul Jr.

    R.C. Sproul Jr.

    Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. earned his D.Min. from Whitefield Theological Seminary in Lakeland, Fla. He is the author of several books, including A Call to Wonder, and is passionate about helping Christians explore the implications of Jesus' life, death, resurrection, and ascension on how we should think and live in His world.

  • Derek Thomas

    Derek W. H. Thomas

    Visiting Professor
    Doctor of Ministry Program

    Originally from Wales, Dr. Thomas is a council member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS. After pastoring for 17 years in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Dr. Thomas came to the USA in 1996 where, in addition to his work at the seminary, he serves as the associate minister at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC. In addition to serving in the pastorate, Dr. Thomas has served as editor of the Evangelical Presbyterian, a monthly denominational magazine. A graduate of RTS in 1978, he gained a Ph.D. from the University of Wales, Lampeter in Calvin's preaching on the book of Job. He has written or edited several books, including Calvin's Teaching on Job: Proclaiming the Incomprehensible God (Mentor), Making the Most of Your Devotional Life (Evangelical Press, based on the Ascent Psalms), and Praying the Saviors Way, (Christian Focus, based on the Lords Prayer). He has contributed commentaries to a variety of series, including Let's Study Revelation (Banner of Truth) and Let's Study Galatians (Banner of Truth), God Delivers: Isaiah Simply Explained (Evangelical Press), The Storm Breaks: Job Simply Explained (Evangelical Press), and God Strengthens: Ezekiel Simply Explained (Evangelical Press). He also co-edited, Give Praise to God: A Vision for Reforming Worship (P&R).

  • Carl R. Trueman

    Carl R. Trueman

    Visiting Professor
    Doctor of Ministry Program

    Dr. Carl Trueman is Paul Woolley Professor of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary (PA). He formerly served on faculties at the Universities of Nottingham and Aberdeen (UK). He has an M.A. from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. 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); andJohn Owen: Reformed Catholic, Renaissance Man (Ashgate).  He lives in Oreland, Pennsylvania with his wife, Catriona, and has two sons: John and Peter. He is a minister of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and Pastor of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Ambler, Pa.

  • David Briones

    David Briones

    Dr. David E. Briones is dean of students and professor of New Testament. He earned his Ph.D. in New Testament from the University of Durham, England. His dissertation was titled Paul's Financial Policy: A Socio-Theological Approach. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature. Before coming to RBC, Dr. Briones taught at Sterling College in Sterling, Kans., as assistant professor of biblical studies. He has a passion for reaching the hearts and minds of college students with the glorious truths of the gospel. Dr. Briones and his wife have two children.

  • To be determined

    To be determined


  • Julius J. Kim

    Julius J. Kim

    Dr. Julius J. Kim is associate professor of practical theology at Westminster Seminary California. He is also an associate pastor at New Life Presbyterian Church in Escondido, Calif.

  • Guy Richard

    Dr. Guy Richard

    Dr. Guy M. Richard is senior minister of First Presbyterian Church in Gulfport, Mississippi, and is author of What is Faith? and The Supremecy of God in the Theology of Samuel Rutherford.

  • Guy Waters

    Guy Waters

    Dr. Guy Prentiss Waters is James M. Baird Jr. Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Miss. He is author of How Jesus Runs the Church.