Dr. Simon Kistemaker joined RTS in 1971 and now serves the Orlando campus as Professor of New Testament Emeritus where he continues to teach occasional elective courses.
A native of The Netherlands, Dr. Kistemaker holds a doctorate from the Free University of Amsterdam. In 2001, Dr. Kistemaker finished his seventh volume in the New Testament Commentary series, which completed the major project initiated by Dr. William Hendricksen. Four of the seven volumes written by Dr. Kistemaker received the Gold Medallion Evangelical Book of the Year Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Dr. Kistemaker has also written several books focused on the life and ministry of Jesus as well as numerous scholarly articles and contributions to various reference volumes.
Dr. Kistemaker is a past president of the Evangelical Theological Society and served as the organization's secretary for more than ten years. He has traveled to numerous countries to speak and teach.
Students appreciate Dr. Kistemaker's wisdom as well as his kind and gentle spirit. In 2003, the RTS-Orlando community recognized Dr. Kistemaker's substantial contributions to New Testament research by naming its annual academic lecture series in his honor.