In July 2015, Dr. Eswine, who previously served Covenant Seminary as assistant professor of homiletics and director of the Doctor of Ministry program (2001–2008), returned to us in a part-time role as director of the homiletics program and adjunct professor of applied theology. Zack continues to serve as lead pastor at Riverside Church (EPC) in Webster Groves, Missouri, where he has served since 2008. In his new role at Covenant, Zack teaches the introductory homiletics course, the introductory lectures for the core homiletics curriculum, and oversees the Seminary’s adjunct and visiting instructors who teach the homiletics preaching labs.
In addition to his time at Covenant and Riverside Church, Zack’s many years of pastoral and teaching experience include serving as lead pastor of Grace Church (PCA) in Hudson, Ohio (1995–2001); an associate staff member for the Navigators campus ministry in Muncie, Indiana; and director of the Victim Assistance Program for Blackford County, Indiana. He is currently moderator of Mid-America Presbytery for the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC), director of the Webster Groves Clergy Alliance for Racial Equality, a board member for Webster Groves Alliance for Racial Dignity, and a visiting lecturer at Grace Theological College in New Zealand.
Dr. Eswine is the author of several books, including Kindled Fire: How the Methods of C .H. Spurgeon Can Help Your Preaching; Preaching to a Post-Everything World, which received the Preaching Today Book of the Year Award; Sensing Jesus: Life and Ministry as a Human Being; Spurgeon’s Sorrows: Realistic Hope for those who Suffer from Depression; Recovering Eden: The Gospel According to Ecclesiastes; and, most recently, The Imperfect Pastor: Discovering Joy in our Limitations through a Daily Apprenticeship with Jesus.