Faculty

The faculty of Redeemer Seminary determined its culture and gave its curriculum life. The faculty demonstrated godliness, humility, gentleness, and an openness and rigor of mind, grounded in the confessional, Reformed Catholic tradition. While always prizing the quality of study at Redeemer, the faculty taught and mentored for the sake of Christ’s church.

Numerous people taught at Redeemer over the years. Below are all the fulltime, governing faculty of Redeemer, as well as Redeemer’s regular visiting professors, adjuncts, and lecturers who taught advanced M.Div courses or were a consistent teaching presence at the seminary over many years.

Old Testament

Pauline Buisch (2011-2014) Lecturer in Biblical Studies

BMusic, New York University; M.Div., Redeemer Theological Seminary
Representative Courses: Hebrew 1-3; Old Testament Introduction; Text of the Old Testament

Since Redeemer, Dr. Buisch has earned her Ph.D in Old Testament from the University of Notre Dame.

Douglas Green (2010-2015) Adjunct Professor of Old Testament

B.A., Sydney University; LLB, Sydney University;
M.A.R., Westminster Theological Seminary; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary
M.Phil, Yale University; Ph.D., Yale University
Representative Courses: Old Testament History and Theology 1 [Pentateuch]; Old Testament History and Theology 2 [Joshua-Esther]; Poetry & Wisdom

Dr. Green practiced law for four years in Sydney, Australia before entering seminary. He was a professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary from 1992-2015 and during that time was ordained as a Ruling Elder in the PCA. Since Redeemer, Dr. Green has been a professor of Old Testament at Queensland Theological College in Brisbane, Australia.

Douglas M. Gropp (2009-2016) Professor of Old Testament

B.A., Duke University; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary;
Ph.D., Harvard University
Representative Courses: Hebrew 3; Text of the Old Testament; Old Testament History and Theology 1 [Pentateuch]; Old Testament History and Theology 2 [Joshua-Esther]; Poetry & Wisdom; Prophets

Dr. Gropp has taught at a number of schools, but was most notably a professor of Semitics at The Catholic University of America from 1987-2007. While in Washington D.C., Dr. Gropp was an ordained Ruling Elder at Fourth Presbyterian Church (EPC). Immediately prior to Redeemer, Dr. Gropp was a professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary. Dr. Gropp is a Hebrew and Aramaic specialist and was part of the International Team of Editors of the Dead Sea Scrolls, publishing a volume of Aramaic legal papyri in the official publication series, Discoveries in the Judaean Desert (vol. 28, Clarendon Press, 2002). Since Redeemer, he has served as a Visiting Professor at Johns Hopkins in Near Eastern Studies, and has taught Classical Ethiopic to his peers at the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.

Peter Lee (2014-2016) Adjunct Professor of Old Testament

B.A., University of California, Irvine; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary California;
M.A., Catholic University of America; Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
Representative Courses: Old Testament History and Theology 1 [Pentateuch]

Dr. Lee is a Reformed Presbyterian pastor and church planter. His academic focus is on Semitic and Egyptian languages. Dr. Lee has been Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary – Washington D. C. since 2008.

New Testament

R. Elliott Mallory-Greene (2009-2012) Associate Professor of Biblical and Pastoral Studies

B.B.A., University of Texas; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
Representative Courses: Greek 1-2; Biblical Theology of the Old Testament

Professor Greene pastored a number of Baptist and PCA churches prior to teaching at Redeemer. He did doctoral research at Dallas Theological Seminary and The University of Texas – Arlington. He was a professor at Westminster Theological Seminary’s Dallas campus from 1997-2009. Following Redeemer, Professor Greene taught at Faith International University and Seminary for several years. He is currently professor in residence at The Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Houston.

Dan G. McCartney (2009-2015) Professor of New Testament Interpretation

BFA, Carnegie-Mellon University; M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary;
Th.M., Westminster Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary
Representative Course: Greek 3; Biblical Interpretation; Text of the New Testament; Gospels; General Epistles & Revelation; Johannine Literature

Dr. McCartney is an ordained Teaching Elder in the PCA. He was a professor of New Testament at Westminster Theological seminary from 1983-2009. He was a fellow with the Institute for Biblical Research. He authored Why Does It Have to Hurt? (P&R, 1998), Let the Reader Understand: A Guide to Interpreting and Applying the Bible with Charles Clayton (P&R, 2002), James (Baker Exegetical Commentary Series, 2009), and revised J. Gresham Machen’s New Testament Greek for Beginners (Pearson, 2003). Dr. McCartney’s 2003 essay presented to the Evangelical Theological Society, “Should we employ the hermeneutics of the New Testament writers?”, was in many ways the hermeneutical cause célèbre of Redeemer Seminary.

Adrian T. Smith (2009-2016) Professor of New Testament and Hermeneutics

B.S., London University; Dip.Th., Free Church of Scotland College;
Th.M., Westminster Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary
Representative Courses: New Testament for Ministry; Text of the New Testament; Hermeneutics; Acts & Pauline Epistles; General Epistles & Revelation

Ordained as a minister in the ARP, Dr. Smith taught New Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary from 1998-2002 and then again as a professor from 2006-2009. In the interim he was an instructor of New Testament at Erskine Theological Seminary. He authored The Representation of Speech Events in Chariton’s Callirhoe and the Acts of the Apostles (Brill, 2014). Since Redeemer, Dr. Smith has taught New Testament at the Missional Training Center and is currently Associate Professor of Bible and Religion at Erskine College. He authored Searching for the Self (Wipf & Stock, 2018).

Andrew Streett (2012-2016) Assistant Professor of New Testament

B.A., Hillsdale College; M.A., Criswell College;
MLS, University of North Texas; Ph.D., University of Wales
Representative Courses: Greek 1-3; Hermeneutics; Gospels; General Epistles & Revelation; Johannine Literature

Dr. Streett was a residential faculty member of Redeemer’s Austin campus. He previously worked at Criswell College from 2004-2010 where he as an Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Research. He wrote The Vine and the Son of Man: Eschatological Interpretation of Psalm 80 in Early Judaism (Fortress, 2014). Since Redeemer, Dr. Streett is Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Steve Vanderhill (2009-2015) President; Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies

BRE, Reformed Bible College; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary
Representative Courses: General Introduction to the New Testament

Professor Vanderhill worked and taught for Westminster Theological Seminary from 1990-2009. He did doctoral research at Westminster Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary, Lutheran Theological Seminary, University of Pennsylvania, and Jerusalem University College. He is the Chairman of the board for P&R Publishers. As an instructor at Redeemer, Professor Vanderhill lead international tours of biblical sites. He has been involved in congregations and church plants in the OPC and PCA, and is currently a Ruling Elder at Park Cities Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Dallas.

Systematic Theology

Bill Burns (2009-2016) Lecturer in Systematic Theology

B.A., Rice University; BMusic, Rice University;
MBA, University of Texas – Austin; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary
Representative Courses: Greek 1-3; Biblical Theology of the New Testament; Westminster Standards; Doctrine of God; Doctrine of Man

Professor Burns was on staff with Campus Crusade in Florida, Texas, and Kyrgyzstan, followed by ordained pastoral ministry for several PCA churches before and during his time at Redeemer. Professor Burns also did doctoral studies through Highland Theological College and was an adjunct instructor for Westminster Theological Seminary from 2007-2009. Since Redeemer, Professor Burns has earned a M.A. in Professional Counseling from Amberton University. He works as a Licensed Professional Counselor and is on the staff of St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church (AMiA) in Dallas.

Sinclair B. Ferguson (2009-2016) Professor of Systematic Theology

M.A., University of Aberdeen; B.D., University of Aberdeen;
Ph.D., University of Aberdeen
Representative Courses: Introduction to Systematic Theology; Doctrine of God; Doctrine of Man; Doctrine of the Church; Redemption Experienced; Calvin’s Theology of the Holy Spirit; Westminster Standards; Puritan Pastoral Theology.

Dr. Ferguson has pastored churches in Scotland, Texas, and South Carolina and is an ordained minister in the ARP. He was a professor of systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary from 1982-1998, 2003-2009. Dr. Ferguson has served as an editor for and is Chairman of the board of the Banner of Truth Trust. He has authored over 50 books, notably The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction (Hodder and Stoughton, 1981; rev. Banner of Truth, 1989), Discovering God’s Will (Banner of Truth, 1982), John Owen on the Christian Life (Banner of Truth, 1987), The Holy Spirit: Contours of Christian Theology (IVP Academic, 1997), Baptism: Three Views with Bruce Ware and Anthony N.S. Lane (IVP Academic, 2009) and From the Mouth of God (Banner of Truth, 2014). With David F. Wright and J. I. Packer he edited the New Dictionary of Theology (IVP Academic, 1988). He received an honorary doctorate (D.D.) from Erskine Theological Seminary in 2006.

Since Redeemer, Dr. Ferguson has taught at Edinburgh Theological Seminary, Reformed Theological Seminary as Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology, and Westminster Theological Seminary as Distinguished Visiting Scholar of Systematic Theology. He continues to teach with Ligonier as a Ligonier Teaching Fellow. He authored The Whole Christ: Legalism, Antinomianism, and Gospel Assurance–Why the Marrow Controversy Still Matters (Crossway, 2016), Devoted to God: Blueprints for Sanctification (Banner of Truth, 2016), Some Pastors and Teachers: Reflecting a Biblical Vision of What Every Minister is Called to Be (Banner of Truth, 2017), and Devoted to God’s Church (Banner of Truth, 2020). He authored the illustrated children’s books The Big Book of Questions and Answers: A Family Devotional Guide to the Christian Faith (Christian Focus, 1997; rev. 2021) and The Big Book of Questions and Answers About Jesus (Christian Focus, 2022). He was awarded honorary doctorates (D.D.s) from Grove City College and Westminster Theological Seminary in 2018. A festschrift was published in his honor: Theology for Ministry: How Doctrine Affects Pastoral Life and Practice (P&R, 2022).

Mike Goheen (2014-2016) Director of Missional Training Center; Adjunct Professor of Mission and Theology

B.A., Florida Atlantic University; M.A., Westminster Theological Seminary;
Ph.D., University of Utrecht
Representative Course: Introduction to Systematic Theology; The Spiritual Life; Gospel Communication; Missional Theology

Dr. Goheen has served a number of churches in the PCA and CRC, in which he is ordained as a minister. He has taught at numerous schools; he was assistant professor of theology at Dordt College from 1991-1994, professor of worldview studies and mission at Redeemer University College 1994-2005, and Geneva Professor of Reformational Worldview Studies and Professor of Religious Studies at Trinity Western University 2005-2012. He was a Senior Fellow at Newbigin House of Studies from 2012-2015. Since 2012 Dr. Goheen has been scholar in residence with the Surge Network and Director of Theological Education at the Missional Training Center. He is an Associate Fellow of the Kirby Laing Centre in Cambridge.

Books he co-authored with Craig Bartholomew include Living at the Crossroads: An Introduction to Christian Worldview (Baker Academic, 2008), True Story of the Whole World: Finding Your Place in the Biblical Drama (Faith Alive, 2009), and The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story (Baker Academic, 2004; rev. 2014). He also authored A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story (Baker Academic, 2011) and Introducing Christian Mission Today: Scripture, History, and Issues (IVP Academic, 2014). Since Redeemer, Dr. Goheen has also been Professor of Missional Theology at Covenant Theological Seminary and authored The Church and Its Vocation: Lesslie Newbigin’s Missionary Ecclesiology (Baker, 2018), The Symphony of Mission: Playing Your Part in God’s Orchestra with Jim Mullins (Baker, 2019) and Becoming a Missionary Church: Lesslie Newbigin and Contemporary Church Movements with Timothy Sheridan (Baker Academic, 2022).

Aaron Jeffrey (2013-2016) Director of Anglican Studies & Formation; Lecturer in Theology and Spirituality

B.A., University of Michigan; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary
Representative Course: Theology Along the Anglican Way; Art, Aesthetics, and the Church; The Spiritual Life; Theology of Culture for Ministry

Professor Jeffrey served in campus and pastoral ministry as an ordained pastor in the PCA before joining the faculty at Redeemer as the director of Anglican Studies. While on faculty at Redeemer he did doctoral research at the University of Nottingham. Since Redeemer, Professor Jeffrey is the associate rector at Trinity Anglican Church (ACNA) in Lafayette, Louisiana and serves as the Administer of the Anglican Deanery of Louisiana. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Durham University.

Michael Williams (2012-2016) Adjunct Professor of Systematic Theology

B.A., Calvin College; M.Div., Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary;
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School; Ph.D., St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto
Representative Courses: Doctrine of God & Creation; Redemption Accomplished

Dr. Williams was a professor of theology at Dordt College from 1990-1996 before joining the faculty of Covenant Theological Seminary, where he currently teaches. Notable books include Why I Am Not an Arminian with Robert A. Peterson (IVP, 2004) and Far as the Curse Is Found: The Covenant Story of Redemption (P&R, 2005). Dr. Williams is an ordained Teaching Elder in the PCA.

Church History

Stephen Bagby (2012-2016) Assistant Professor of Church History

B.A., University of North Texas; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Durham University
Representative Courses: Ancient Church History; Medieval Church History; Reformation Church History; Modern Church History; Liturgy and Sacraments in the Early Church

Dr. Bagby authored Sin in Origen’s Commentary on Romans (Fortress, 2018). He is currently Director of Admission Operations at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.

D. Clair Davis (2009-2013) Professor of Church History

A.B., Wheaton College; B.D., Westminster Theological Seminary; M.A., Wheaton College;
D.Th., Georg–August Universität, Göttingen
Representative Courses: Medieval Church History; Modern Church History; Revival & Revivalism; American Presbyterian History; Doctrine of Man

Dr. Davis was actively involved in American Presbyterianism, serving OPC and PCA churches, the latter of which he is ordained in as a Teaching Elder. He was a professor of philosophy and religion at Olivet College (1960-1963), professor of theology at Wheaton College (1963-1966), and Professor of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary from 1966-2004, where he is now Professor Emeritus. A festschrift was published in his honor: The Practical Calvinist: An Introduction to the Presbyterian and Reformed Heritage (Christian Focus, 2002).

John Hannah (2009-2013) Adjunct Professor of Church History

B.S., Philadelphia College of the Bible; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary;
Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary; M.A., Southern Methodist University;
Ph.D., University of Texas – Dallas
Representative Courses: Ancient Church History; Reformation Church History; Modern Church History; Pastoral Theology of John Owen

Dr. Hannah is currently Research Professor of Theological Studies and Distinguished Professor of Historical Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary, where he has been a professor since 1972. He was also an adjunct faculty at Westminster Theological Seminary’s Dallas campus from 1993-2009. He completed a Postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University in 1994 and was an original signatory of the Cambridge Declaration (1996) that reconstituted the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. He has authored the Kregal Pictorial Guides to Church History, An Uncommon Union: Dallas Theological Seminary and American Evangelicalism (Zondervan Academic, 2009), and Invitation to Church History (Krege, 2019).

Kenneth Woo (2014-2016) Adjunct Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology

B.A., College of William and Mary; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary
Th.D., Duke University
Representative Courses: Medieval Church History; Reformation Church History

Dr. Woo has been Associate Professor of Church History at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary since 2016. He is an ordained minister in the RCA and has served with multiple congregations as well as with campus ministries. He is the author of Nicodemism and the English Calvin, 1544-1584 (Brill, 2019) and Calvin, Refugee Theologian (Baker Academic, Forthcoming).

Apologetics

Tuck Bartholomew (2013-2015) Adjunct Professor of Apologetics

B.A., University of Georgia; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary
Ph.D., University of Georgia
Representative Courses: Principles of Christian Apologetics; Christian Ethics; Center Church

Dr. Bartholomew planted and pastored churches in the PCA and RCA. He is currently the Canon for Church Planting in the Anglican Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic (ACNA), a Senior Fellow at Newbigin House of Studies, and an adjunct professor of missiology at Missio Seminary and Western Theological Seminary.

William Edgar (2009-2012) Adjunct Professor of Apologetics

BMusic, Harvard University; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary
D.Theol., Universite de Geneve
Representative Courses: Christian Ethics; Principles of Christian Apologetics

Dr. Edgar taught at Faculté Jean Calvin, in Aix-en-Provence, France from 1979-1989 where he continues as Professeur Associé and was awarded an honorary doctorate (D.D.). He was Professor of Apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary from 1989-2022 and is an ordained Teaching Elder in the PCA. He is President Emeritus of the Huguenot Fellowship and is a Senior Fellow at the Trinity Forum. Books he has authored include The Face of Truth: Lifting the Veil (P&R, 2001), Truth in All Its Glory: Commending the Reformed Faith (P&R, 2004), Christian Apologetics Past & Present with K. Scott Oliphint (Crossway, 2009), Francis Schaeffer on the Christian Life (Crossway, 2013), Created and Creating: A Biblical Theology of Culture (IVP, 2017) and The Christian Mind (Banner of Truth, 2018).

Carl Ellis, Jr. (2009-2016) Assistant Professor of Practical Theology

B.A., Hampton Institute; M.A.R., Westminster Theological Seminary;
D.Phil., Oxford Graduate School
Representative Courses: Introduction to Apologetics; Contemporary Issues in Urban Apologetics; Understanding the Islamic Challenge; History and Theology of the African American Church

Dr. Ellis studied under Francis Schaeffer at L’Abri Institute in Switzerland and has served in campus and pastoral ministry. He is an ordained minister in the PCA. From 1979-1989 he was an instructor with Prison Fellowship. From 1986-2009 he was an adjunct faculty member at the Center for Urban Theological Studies and adjunct professor and Dean of Intercultural Studies at Westminster Theological Seminary. Starting in 1993 he was the Senior Editor of Urban Ministries, Inc and from 1994 he was the President of Project Joseph. He authored Free at Last?: The Gospel in the African-American Experience (IVP, 1983; rev. 2020) and Saving Our Sons: Confronting the Lure of Islam with Truth, Faith and Courage (Imani, 2011).

Since 2015, Dr. Ellis has been Provost’s Professor of Theology and Culture as well as Senior Fellow of the African American Leader Initiative at Reformed Theological Seminary.

Esther Lightcap Meek (2011-2016) Visiting Professor of Apologetics

B.A., Cedarville College; M.A., Western Kentucky University;
Ph.D., Temple University
Representative Courses: Introduction to Apologetics; Principles of Christian Apologetics; Covenant Epistemology

Dr. Meek has taught at a number of institutions. She was adjunct professor of philosophy at Covenant Theological Seminary from 1992-2003 and was Professor of philosophy at Geneva College from 2004-2021, where she is now Professor Emeritus. She is a member of and has served on the board of the Polanyi Society and is a Makoto Fujimura Institute Scholar. She authored Longing to Know: The Philosophy of Knowledge for Ordinary People (Brazos, 2003), Loving to Know: Introducing Covenant Epistemology (Cascade, 2011), and A Little Manuel for Knowing (Cascade, 2014).

Since Redeemer, Dr. Meek is an Associate Fellow of the Kirby Laing Centre in Cambridge. She is a Visiting Professor at Theopolis Institute and teaches courses at Regent College and at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. She authored Contact With Reality: Michael Polanyi’s Realism and Why It Matters (Cascade, 2017).

Pastoral Counseling

Pat Hobin (2013-2016) Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology

B.S., University of Texas – Austin; M.A., Colorado Christian University
Representative Courses: Helping Others Respond to Depression; Pastoral Counseling

Professor Hobin has pastored several churches in Texas and Colorado. He is currently Director of Counseling and Care at Park Cities Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Dallas.

Jeremy Lelek (2010-2016) Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology

B.A., Liberty University; M.A., Amberton University;
Ph.D., Regent University
Representative Courses: Pastoral Counseling; Marriage Counseling; Case Studies in Counseling

Dr. Lelek is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has been counseling since 2003. He is the President of Metroplex Wellness & Counseling in Fort Worth and the President of the Association of Biblical Counselors, as well as a Council Member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition. He is an adjunct professor at Regent University and has authored Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Recovering Hope (P&R, 2013) and Biblical Counseling Basics: Roots, Beliefs, & Future (New Growth Press, 2018).

Elizabeth Ritz (2011-2016) Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology

B.A., University of Texas – Austin; M.A., North Texas State University;
Ph.D., The University of New Mexico
Representative Courses: Counseling Problems and Practices; Group Counseling

Dr. Ritz is a professional counselor since 1976. She remains active in counseling and spiritual direction in Dallas.

Scotty Ward Smith (2011-2015) Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology

A.B., University of North Carolina; M.A.R., Westminster Theological Seminary;
D.Min., Covenant Theological Seminary
Representative Courses: Finding Our Place in God’s Story; Pastoral Counseling

Dr. Smith is an ordained Pastor in the PCA, and is Pastor Emeritus of Christ Community Church in Franklin, Tennessee. He previously served as a Council Member of The Gospel Coalition, where he still publishes prayers near daily. He authored Unveiled Hope: Eternal Encouragement from the Book of Revelation with Michael Card (Thomas Nelson, 1997), Restoring Broken Things with Steven Curtis Chapman (Thomas Nelson, 2012), Every Season Prayers: Gospel-Centered Prayers for the Whole of Life (Baker, 2016), and Searching for Grace: A Weary Leader, a Wise Mentor, and Seven Healing Conversations for a Parched Soul with Russ Masterson (Tyndale Momentum, 2021).

Paul David Tripp (2009-2016) Professor of Pastoral Life and Care

B.A., Columbia International University; M.Div., Reformed Episcopal Theological Seminary;
D.Min., Westminster Theological Seminary
Representative Courses: Pastoral Counseling; Family Counseling; Spiritual Life in Ministry; Marriage Counseling

Dr. Tripp has taught at a number of institutions including the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation from 1987-2007 where he also was a counselor, as a lecturer in practical theology at Biblical Theological Seminary from 1989-1994, and Professor of Biblical Counseling at Westminster Theological Seminary from 1988-2007. He served as a Pastor at Tenth Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Philadelphia and has led a number of counseling and care ministries. From 2009-2021 Dr. Tripp was the Executive Director for the Center for Pastoral Life and Care, partnered with the Association of Biblical Counselors. Notable books he has authored include Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands (P&R, 2002), How People Change with Timothy Lane (New Growth Press, 2007), Marriage: Six Gospel Commitments Every Couple Needs to Make (Crossway, 2010; rev. 2021), Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry (Crossway, 2012) and Sex in a Broken World: How Christ Redeems What Sin Distorts (Crossway, 2018).

Redeemer’s partnership with the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation allowed students to take courses through CCEF’s School of Biblical Counseling online for Redeemer credit. The following CCEF faculty were approved for and used by Redeemer students from 2009-2016: Michael Emlet, Timothy Lane, David Powlison, Winston Smith, and Ed Welch.

Practical Theology

Martin Ban (2015-2016) President

B.A., Austin College; M.Div, Westminster Theological Seminary California
Representative Courses: The Spiritual Life; Gospel Communication

Professor Ban was a campus minister as well as a church planter and pastor in the OPC and PCA. He currently pastors St. Jude Oak Cliff in Dallas.

Hannah Clarke (2012-2016) Director of Redeemer Center for Worship and Music; Adjunct Professor of Worship and Music

BMusic, Texas Christian University; M.M., Rice University;
Ph.D., Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
Representative Courses: Introduction to Music in Worship; Liturgy and Sacraments in the Early Church; Worship and Music Leadership; Congregational Song

Dr. Clarke directed Redeemer’s Center for Worship and Music. This ensured Redeemer students learned from a deep variety of subject matter experts through seminars and conferences, and provided resources for worship and music training to local churches. Dr. Clarke oversaw Redeemer’s M.A.R. in Worship and Music.

David O’Dowd (2009-2016) Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology

B.A., Northwestern University; M.Div., Western Conservative Baptist Seminary
Representative Courses: Preaching Seminars

Professor O’Dowd is an ordained Pastor in the PCA, has been a campus minister, and has pastored several presbyterian churches. He was a professor of practical theology at Reformed Theological Seminary – Jackson from 1985-1990.  He did doctoral studies at Louisiana State University and was an adjunct professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary from 2005-2009. Professor O’Dowd is currently the Interim Pastor of United Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Orlando.

Michael Rasmussen (2009-2014) Assistant Professor of Practical Ministry

BSA, University of Georgia; M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary;
Ph.D., University of Aberdeen
Representative Courses: Hebrew 1-2; Greek 1; Old Testament Introduction; Preaching from the Psalms; Old Testament for Ministry; Evangelism

Dr. Rasmussen is an ordained PCA pastor, and has planted and pastored several presbyterian congregations. He was a professor of Practical Ministry at Westminster Theological Seminary from 2007-2009. Dr. Rasmussen is currently the Vice President of U.S. Ministry and Professor for Biblical Studies at HopeRussia, a seminary and church planting network based in Moscow, Russia. He is also on the faculties of City View Seminary and Metro Atlanta Seminary. He is the author of Conceptualizing Distress in the Psalms: A Form-Critical and Cognitive Semantic Study of the צרר1 Word Group (Gorgias Press, 2018).

Joseph “Skip” Ryan (2009-2014) Chancellor; Professor of Practical Theology

B.A., Harvard University; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary
Representative Courses: Orientation to Ministry; Gospel Communication; Worship and Music Leadership

Professor Ryan pastored PCA churches in Virginia and Texas and was the Moderator of the 30th General Assembly of the PCA in 2002. He also studied at Union Seminary and L’Abri Institute in Switzerland. He was awarded an honorary doctorate (D.D.) in 2000 from Westminster Theological Seminary. He authored That You May Believe: New Life in the Son (Crossway, 2003) and Worship: Beholding the Beauty of the Lord (Crossway, 2005).

J. Stephen Yuille (2010-2015) Director of Baptist Studies; Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology

B.A., University of Toronto; M.T.S., Toronto Baptist Seminary;
M.Div., Tyndale Seminary;
Ph.D., London School of Theology, Brunel University
Representative Courses: Puritan Theology of Prayer; Baptist History and Theology

Dr. Yuille pastored several Baptist congregations in Ontario and Texas. Dr. Yuille authored The Inner Sanctum of Puritan Piety: John Flavel’s Doctrine of Mystical Union with Christ (Reformation Heritage, 2007), Puritan Spirituality: The Fear of God in the Affective Theology of George Swinnock (Wipf & Stock, 2008), Looking Unto Jesus: The Christ-Centered Piety of Seventeenth-Century Baptists (Wipf & Stock, 2013), A Hope Deferred: Adoption and the Fatherhood of God (Shepherd Press, 2013), and A Labor of Love: Puritan Pastoral Priorities (Reformation Heritage, 2013).

Since Redeemer, Dr. Yuille was Associate Professor of Biblical Spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary from 2015-2021 and was Vice President of Academics at Heritage College & Seminary from 2014-2021. He also authored William Perkins with Joel Beeke (Evangelical Press, 2015), Great Spoil: Thomas Manton’s Spirituality of the Word (Reformation Heritage, 2019), and The Obedience of Faith: Paul’s Epistle to the Romans (Hesed & Emet, 2021).