Dr. Richard P. Belcher, Jr.

John D. and Frances M. Gwin Professor of Old Testament, Academic Dean

  • Old Testament | Faculty | Charlotte
  • Academic Dean | Staff | Charlotte
  • Old Testament | Guest Faculty | Dallas
  • Old Testament | Guest Faculty | Houston

Contact Information

Phone:
704-688-4226

Email:
rbelcher@rts.edu

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Education

Covenant College, B. A.
Covenant Theological Seminary, M. Div.
Concordia Theological Seminary, S. T.M.
Westminster Theological Seminary, Ph. D.

Bio

Dr. Belcher is the John D. and Frances M. Gwin Professor of Old Testament and the Academic Dean at both RTS Charlotte and RTS Atlanta. He is an ordained minister in the PCA and pastored an urban nondenominational church in Rochester, NY for ten years before pursuing the Ph. D. This pastoral experience in an unusual and challenging setting gives him great insight into the practical, modern issues that will be faced by future pastors studying with him at RTS. He graduated from Covenant College and received his M. Div from Covenant Seminary. He also received an S.T.M. from Concordia Theological Seminary, and his Ph. D. is from Westminster Theological Seminary. He has served as stated supply for numerous churches in the area since coming to RTS Charlotte in 1995.

Publications

  • Ecclesiastes: A Mentor Commentary (Christian Focus, 2017)
  • Job: The Mystery of Suffering and God’s Sovereignty (Christian Focus, 2017)
  • Genesis: The Beginning of God's Plan of Salvation (Christian Focus, 2012)
  • “The King, the Law, and Righteousness in the Psalms” in The Law is not of Faith: Essays on Works and Grace in the Mosaic Covenant (P & R Publishing, 2008)
  • “Suffering” in The Dictionary of Old Testament: Wisdom, Writings, and Poetry (eds. T.  Longman and P. Enns; Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity, 2008
  • “Thanksgiving, Psalms of” in The Dictionary of Old Testament: Wisdom, Writings, and Poetry (eds. T. Longman and P. Enns; Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity, 2008)
  • The Messiah and the Psalms (Ross-shire: Christian Focus, 2006)
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