Dr. Michael McKelvey

Associate Professor of Old Testament

  • Old Testament | Faculty | Jackson

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601-923-1659 EXT - 1659


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Mississippi College, B.S.
Reformed Theological Seminary, M.Div.
University of Aberdeen, Ph.D.


Dr. Michael G. McKelvey is Associate Professor of Old Testament at RTS Jackson. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen (2008), his M.Div. from RTS Jackson (2005), and his B.S. in Business Administration from Mississippi College (2001). While at Mississippi College, he played football and was team captain and defensive MVP in 2000.

McKelvey’s special interests include the Psalms, the Prophets, Genesis, and Biblical Theology. He has published the book, Moses, David, and the High Kingship of Yahweh (Gorgias Press, 2010), a commentary on Amos (Crossway, 2018), and he is currently working on a commentary on the book of Psalms (Lexham Press).

Prior to coming to RTS Jackson in 2014, Mike served as a pastor for several years in both Pennsylvania and North Carolina while teaching Old Testament courses as an adjunct faculty member at RTS Jackson.

Having a heart for the church, Mike’s great focus and interest is the preaching of Jesus Christ. He and his wife, Mary Alice, have two children.

>> Listen to Dr. McKelvey's Fall 2015 Chapel Message from Isaiah 52:13-14: Exaltation and Humiliation.

>> Watch Dr. McKelvey's Wisdom Wednesday segments: Godly Life in a Secular Society and The Struggles of Being a Pastor.



Moses, David, and the High Kingship of Yahweh, Gorgias Press, 2010.

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