Kevin DeYoung Appointed Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at RTS

The position of Chancellor’s Professor is designed to provide for a professor to teach at multiple RTS campuses benefitting a greater number of students.

The position of Chancellor’s Professor is designed to provide for a professor to teach at multiple RTS campuses benefitting a greater number of students. DeYoung will teach at RTS while he continues as senior pastor of University Reformed Church in East Lansing Michigan where he has been since 2004. University Reformed Church recently moved from the Reformed Church in America to the Presbyterian Church in America.

 

(JACKSON, MS) – October 26, 2015 – Reformed Theological Seminary has announced the appointment of Kevin DeYoung as chancellor’s professor of systematic and historical theology beginning January 1, 2016. The position of Chancellor’s Professor is designed to provide for a professor to teach at multiple RTS campuses benefitting a greater number of students.

DeYoung will teach at RTS while he continues as senior pastor of University Reformed Church in East Lansing Michigan where he has been since 2004. University Reformed Church recently moved from the Reformed Church in America to the Presbyterian Church in America.

DeYoung grew up in Jenison, Michigan. He earned a B.A. in Religion from Hope College in Holland, Mich., and a M.Div. with concentration in Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. He is currently a PhD Candidate (Early Modern History) at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom.

He has written numerous articles and books, including his most recent What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality? (Crossway 2015), which was the 2015 WORLD Book of the Year (Runner Up, in the category Accessible Theology).

His popular book, Crazy Busy: A Mercifully Short Book About a Really Big Problem (Crossway 2013), was the 2014 Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Book of the Year. In addition, Christianity Today has awarded three of his other books, Book of the Year in 2013, 2010, and 2009.

Regularly blogging on thegospelcoalition.com, DeYoung also has been invited as a key note speaker to numerous conferences and lectures including Together For the Gospel, The Gospel Coalition, The Shepherd’s Conference, among others.

DeYoung and his wife, Trisha, have six children.

Dr. Ligon Duncan said, “Kevin DeYoung embodies the commitments and emphases that Reformed Theological Seminary commends to a new generation of pastors and church leaders who desire to serve the people of God faithfully and to engage the culture effectively. Kevin reminds me of a young R.C. Sproul or James Montgomery Boice. He is a theologian, churchman, writer, preacher, teacher and leader. He brings a rich pastoral experience to the task of theological education and a sharp theological mind to the work of seminary education. We are thrilled to have him as an important part of the RTS family. He will be a blessing to our students institution-wide.”