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James T. Dennison, Jr., Th.M., Professor of Church History and Biblical Theology; Academic Dean
B.S., Geneva College, 1961; B.D./M.Div., Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1968; Th.M., Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1973. Ordained by the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (UPCUSA), 1970; Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), 1979; Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC), Presbytery of the Northwest, 2001-2015. Pastor, Pioneer and Pleasant Grove (UPCUSA) Ligionier, PA, 1970-79; Librarian and Lecturer in Church History, Westminster Theological Seminary in California, 1980-2000. Bibliography (PDF)

James T. Dennison, Jr. is the editor of Kerux: The Journal of Northwest Theological Seminary and the author/editor of several books and numerous journal articles. His "awakening" to the Reformed faith came in 1960 while reading Milton's "Paradise Lost." At Geneva College, he studied Bible with Dr. J.G. Vos, son of Geerhardus. After a year in medical school, he enrolled in Pittsburgh Theological Seminary where he studied under John H. Gerstner. Sharon Rogers became his wife in 1966, an R.N. (maternity) in 1967 and the mother of his four children in the 1970's. It was while preaching through the gospel of John in 1972 that he discovered the biblical theology of Geerhardus Vos and his love of the centrality of Christ was wonderfully heightened.



Scott F. Sanborn, Th.M., Professor of New Testament and Systematic Theology
B.A., Biola College, 1987; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary in California, 1990; Th.M., Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 1994.

Scott F. Sanborn became a Christian in high school and was brought to the Reformed faith while a student at Biola University. He developed an interest in the semi-eschatological perspective of the New Testament under the teaching of James T. Dennison. Jr. at Westminster Theological Seminary. Readings in the works of Geerhardus Vos further enriched his appreciation for the centrality of Christ in Scripture. In addition, he was stimulated by courses under Meredith G. and Meredith M. Kline. In 1990, he began study in historical theology with Dr. Richard A. Muller at Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, CA. Scott worked as Dr. Muller's teaching and research assistant. In 1994, he was awarded the Th.M. from Candler School of Theology (Emory University, Atlanta, GA) where he studied under Luke Timothy Johnson, Hendrikus Boers, Vernon Robbins, John Hayes and Brooks Holifield.Bibliography (PDF)

Board of Directors

Class of 2013: Rev. R. Daniel Knox, Pastor, Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Sewickley, Pennsylvania.

Class of 2014: Rev. Robert Van Kooten, Pastor, Sovereign Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Oak Harbor, Washington; Rev. Randall Bergquist, Pastor, Emmanuel Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Kent, Washington.

Class of 2015: Mr. Scott Hunter, Secretary/Treasurer, Ruling Elder, Emmanuel Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Kent, Washington; Rev. Larry Semel, Chairman, Pastor, Reformation Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Morgantown, West Virginia.

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