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DAVID B. CALHOUN
Professor Emeritus of Church History
BA, Columbia Bible College; BD and ThM, Covenant Theological Seminary; ThM and PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary

Dr. Calhoun joined the Seminary faculty in 1978, after teaching at Covenant College, Columbia Bible College, and Jamaica Bible College, where he served as principal. He also studied with Francis Schaeffer at L’Abri in Switzerland. Dr. Calhoun was overseas coordinator of Ministries in Action (MIA), co-authoring the organization’s plan for church growth. In addition, he has served as president of Presbyterian Mission International (PMI) and helped develop the materials first used by the PCA’s Mission to the World (MTW). He is the author of The Glory of the Lord Risen Upon It: First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina, 1795-1995; A Place for Truth: The Bicentennial James Henley Thornwell Lectures; Cloud of Witnesses: The Story of First Presbyterian Church, Augusta, Georgia; Splendor of Grace: Independent Presbyterian Church, Savannah, Georgia; Grace Abounding: The Life, Books, and Influence of John Bunyan; and the highly respected two-volume Princeton Seminary. Dr. Calhoun retired in 2008 but continues to serve the Seminary and the church through his teaching, preaching, and writing projects.

 

ROBERT I. VASHOLZ
Professor Emeritus of Old Testament
BA, MA, and BD, Bob Jones University; ThM, Covenant Theological Seminary; MA, St. Louis University; ThD University of Stellenbosch (South Africa); post-doctoral studies, Brandeis and Harvard Universities

Dr. Vasholz served for three years as director of admissions, assistant dean of students, and as an instructor in Hebrew at Covenant Seminary before being appointed to the faculty in 1975. His creative approach to learning Semitic languages is evident in his study guide Hebrew Exercises: A Programmed Approach, as well as in his language teaching. Dr. Vasholz’ Jewish heritage gives him a unique and valuable perspective on Old Testament studies, both in language study and in practical, apologetic application. In addition to a number of articles, his publications include Data for the Sigla of the BHS, The Old Testament Canon in the Old Testament Church: The Rationale for Old Testament Canonicity, Pillars of the Kingdom: Five Features of the Kingdom of God Progressively Revealed in the Old Testament, and Commentary on Leviticus. Though Dr. Vasholz retired in 2007, he continues to serve God’s people through his teaching, preaching, and publishing projects, and as a pastoral associate at First Presbyterian Church of Augusta, Georgia.

 

 

PART-TIME ADJUNCT AND REGULAR VISITING INSTRUCTORS

TIM BALDWIN 
Visiting Instructor of Educational Ministries
Intercultural Educator and Consultant
BA, Calvin College; MA, Covenant Theological Seminary; MA, Maryville University; PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

 

HUGH M. BARLETT
Adjunct Professor of Applied Theology
Senior Pastor, Chesterfield Presbyterian Church, Chesterfield, Missouri
BA, Wheaton College; MDiv and DMin, Covenant Theological Seminary; DMin Covenant Theological Seminary

 

LUKE BOBO 
Visiting Instructor of Contemporary Culture
Director of Resources and Curriculum Development, Made to Flourish, Overland Park, KS
BS, University of Kansas; MS, University of Missouri; MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary; PhD, University of Missouri-St. Louis

 

CARLTON CALDWELL
Visiting Instructor of Applied Theology
Senior Pastor, Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, St. Louis, Missouri
BA, Westminster College; MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary

 

BRYAN CHAPELL
President Emeritus and Adjunct Professor of Applied Theology
Senior Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church, Peoria, Illinois
BSJ, Northwestern University; MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary; PhD, Southern Illinois University

Dr. Chapell served as president of Covenant Seminary from 1994 to 2012 and chancellor from 2012 to 2013 before being named president emeritus in 2013. He now serves as senior pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, Illinois. Dr. Chapell began teaching at Covenant Seminary in 1984 after ten years in pastoral ministry. Before becoming president, he served for six years as vice president for academics and dean of faculty. Dr. Chapell is much sought after as a speaker in churches and conferences around the country. His book Christ-Centered Preaching has established him as one of the nation’s most recognized teachers of homiletics. His other books include: Christ-Centered Worship, Christ-Centered Sermons, Ephesians (in the Reformed Expository Commentary series), The Promises of Grace, Using Illustrations to Preach with Power, Each for the Other, The Wonder of It All, 1&2 Timothy: To Guard the Deposit (with R. Kent Hughes), Holiness by Grace, Praying Backwards, the children’s book I’ll Love You Anyway and Always, and The Gospel According to Daniel. He also served as the general editor for The ESV Gospel Transformation Bible. Dr. Chapell and his wife, Kathy have four children.

 

BETH DALBEY
Visiting Instructor of Applied Theology
Volunteer Counselor for FirstLight Ministries

BA, Geneva College; MATS/MAC, Covenant Theological Seminary

 

KJ DRAKE 
Visiting Instructor of Church History
BA, University of Nebraska; MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary; PhD, Saint Louis University (in progress)

 

AARON GOLDSTEIN 
Visiting Instructor of Old Testament
BA, Lindenwood University; MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary; PhD, Concordia Theological Seminary (in progress)

 

DONALD C. GUTHRIE
Adjunct Professor of Educational Ministries
Professor of Educational Ministries, Director of the PhD (Educational Studies), and Jeanette L. Hsieh Chair of Educational Leadership, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
BA, Grove City College; MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; MA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; EdD, University of Georgia

 

DENIS HAACK
Visiting Instructor of Educational Ministries
Founder, Principal/Director, Ransom Fellowship
BS and MA studies, University of New Mexico

 

JOEL HATHAWAY
Visiting Instructor of Applied Theology
Director of Alumni and Career Services, Covenant Theological Seminary
BA, University of Alabama; MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary; DMin, Covenant Theological Seminary

 

PATTI HAWLEY
Visiting Instructor of Applied Theology (Counseling)
Licensed Practical Counselor, New Hope Counseling Services, Chesterfield, Missouri
BS, Southeast Missouri State University; MAC, Covenant Theological Seminary

 

S. ERIC LARSEN
Adjunct Professor of Educational Ministries
Director, Global Youth and Family Ministry Institute, Mission to the World
BA, Covenant College; MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary; DMin, Fuller Theological Seminary

 

F. RYAN LAUGHLIN
Adjunct Professor of Applied Theology
Senior Pastor, The Covenant Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Missouri
BS, US Military Academy; MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary

 

TIMOTHY LeCROY
Visiting Instructor of Church History
Pastor, Christ Our King Presbyterian Church, Columbia, Missouri
BS, North Carolina State University; MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary; PhD, Saint Louis University

 

DARYL MADI 
Visiting Instructor of Applied Theology
Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Care, Greentree Community Church, Kirkwood, MO
BS, Lafayette College; MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary

 

JEREMY MAIN 
Visiting Instructor of Educational Ministries
Director of Field Education, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO
BA, Central College; MA, Saint Louis University; MA, University of Missouri-St. Louis; MA, Covenant Theological Seminary; DTL, Bakke Graduate University (in progress)

 

MARY BETH McGREEVY
Adjunct Instructor of Applied Theology
Christian speaker, teacher, and author
BA, Butler University; MM, University of Texas at San Antonio; MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary

 

BRUCE McRAE
Adjunct Professor of Applied Theology
Development Officer, PCA Retirement and Benefits, Inc.
BA, Washington University; MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary; DMin, Fuller Theological Seminary; MBM, Georgia State University

 

DANNY MITCHELL 
Visiting Instructor of Educational Ministries
Director, NEXT Training Institute, Mission to the World (as of October 2017)
BS, Covenant College; MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary

 

CHRISTOPHER POLSKI
Visiting Instructor of Applied Theology
Senior Pastor, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Kirkwood, Missouri
BA, Covenant College; MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary

 

BEN PORTER
Visiting Instructor of Applied Theology
Senior Pastor, Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Missouri
BA, James Madison University; MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary

 

DIANE POWELL
Visiting Instructor of Applied Theology (Counseling)
Licensed Practical Counselor/PhD, Diane Powell and Associates
BS, University of Missouri; MS, University of Nebraska; PhD, St. Louis University

 

MARK POWERS 
Visiting Instructor of Applied Theology (Counseling)
Consultant, Dialect, Inc.
BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; MAC, Covenant Theological Seminary

 

THOMAS RICKS
Visiting Instructor of Applied Theology
Lead Pastor, Greentree Community Church, Kirkwood, Missouri
BA, Covenant College; MDiv, DMin, Covenant Theological Seminary

 

CHRIS SMITH
Visiting Instructor of Applied Theology
Founding Pastor, Resurrection Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Missouri
BA, Purdue University; MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary

 

SCOTT W. “SCOTTY” SMITH
Adjunct Professor of Applied Theology
Founding Pastor, Christ Community Church, Franklin, Tennessee
Teacher in Residence, West End Community Church, Nashville, Tennessee
AB, University of North Carolina; MAR, Westminster Theological Seminary

 

RUSSELL ST. JOHN
Visiting Instructor of Applied Theology
Senior Pastor, Twin Oaks Presbyterian Church, Ballwin, Missouri
MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary; DMin, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

 

MIKE WERKHEISER 
Visiting Instructor of Applied Theology
Pastor, City Church, St. Louis, MO
BS, Pennsylvania State University; MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary

 

THURMAN WILLIAMS
Visiting Instructor of Applied Theology
Associate Pastor, Grace and Peace Fellowship, St. Louis, Missouri
BA, Towson University; MDiv, Chesapeake Theological Seminary; DMin, Covenant Theological Seminary

 

STEPHEN YATES
Visiting Instructor of Educational Ministries
Assistant Pastor for Students, Intown Community Church, Atlanta, GA
BA, Florida State University; MA, Covenant Theological Seminary; MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary;
PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (in progress)

 

DEANN YOUNT
Visiting Instructor of Applied Theology (Counseling)
Therapist, Comtrea (Community Treatment, Inc.), Arnold, Missouri
BA, Wheaton College; MSW, University of St. Thomas