The Rev. Kevin L. DeYoung

Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology

  • Theology and Philosophy | Faculty | Charlotte

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Hope College, B.A.
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, M.Div.
University of Leicester, Ph.D. (Cand.)


Kevin is currently the senior pastor at University Reformed Church, East Lansing, Michigan, where he has been since 2004. Kevin grew up in Jenison, Michigan and earned a B.A. in Religion from Hope College in Holland, Mich., Summa Cum Laude an M.Div. with concentration in Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts, Summa Cum Laude. He is currently a PhD Candidate (Early Modern History) at the University of Leicester in the UK.

Regularly blogging on, Kevin also has been invited as a key note speaker to numerous conferences and lectures including Together For the Gospel, The Gospel Coalition, The Shepherd's Conference, and many more. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have six children.

Kevin will teach at RTS while he continues as senior pastor of University Reformed Church. The position of chancellor’s faculty is designed to provide for a professor to teach at multiple RTS campuses benefitting a greater number of students.



  • The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden (Crossway, 2015), illustrated by Don Clark
  • What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality? (Crossway, 2015)
  • Taking God at His Word: Why the Bible is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough (Crossway, 2014)
  • Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book About a (Really) Big Problem (Crossway, 2013)
  • The Hole in Our Holiness: Filling the Gap Between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness, (Crossway, 2012)
  • Preaching and Preachers, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, (Zondervan, 2012). Ed. new edition and contributed the article “Preaching for Brand New and Tired Old Preachers.”
  • What is the Mission of the Church? Making Sense of Social Justice, Shalom, and the Great Commission, co-authored with Greg Gilbert, (Crossway, 2011)
  • Don’t Call it a Comeback: The Old Faith for a New Day, editor and contributor (Crossway, 2011). Contributed the Introduction and two other chapters: “The Secret to Reaching the Next Generation” and “Homosexuality: Grace, Truth, and the Need for Gentle Courage” (co-authored with Eric Redmond).
  • The Good News We Almost Forgot: Rediscovering the Gospel in a 16th Century Catechism (Moody, 2010)
  • Why We Love the Church: In Praise of Institutions and Organized Religion, co-authored with Ted Kluck (Moody, 2009)
  • Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will (Moody, 2009)
  • Why We’re Not Emergent By Two Guys Who Should Be, co-authored with Ted Kluck (Moody, 2008)

Selected Articles and Chapters

  • “John Witherspoon and Late Reformed Orthodoxy,” CHF Bulletin (forthcoming)
  • “Sin,” in NIV Study Bible (Zondervan, forthcoming)
  • “A Place for Truth,” in Kevin J. Vanhoozer and Owen Strachan, The Pastor as Public Theologian (Baker, 2015)
  • “Ephesians,” in Gospel Transformation Study Bible (Crossway, 2013)
  • “The Holy Spirit,” The Gospel as Center: Renewing Our Faith and Reforming Our Ministry Practices, edited by D.A. Carson and Timothy Keller (Crossway, 2012)
  • “Divine Impassibility and the Passion of Christ in the Book of Hebrews” WTJ 68.1 (Spring 2006), 41-50

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