ARP News Update

Derek Thomas Joins RTS Atlanta Faculty
Dr. Derek Thomas, minister of preaching and teaching at First Presbyterian Church (Columbia, SC), has been appointed to serve on the faculty of the Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta.
Dr. Thomas will continue his pastorate at First Columbia as he takes the position of professor of systematic and historical theology at RTS/Atlanta on July 1, 2012.

RTS/Atlanta President John Sowell said, “Those who have heard his sermons and lectures, as well as anyone who has studied Derek’s books and commentaries, grasp that Dr. Thomas is a rare gift to the church. We encourage students of God’s Word to take advantage of opportunities to study systematic and historical theology with this gifted man of God.”

After pastoring for 17 years in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Dr. Thomas returned to the USA in 1996. 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 15 books and has contributed to commentary series by Banner of Truth and Evangelical Press. In 2004, Derek Thomas became editorial director for The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and the editor of its e-zine, Reformation 21. He is married to Rosemary, and they have two adult children and two grandchildren.

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