Dr. John Currid Appointed Chancellor's Professor of Old Testament

Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. John Currid as Chancellor's Professor of Old Testament, effective June 1, 2018.  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.  In the interim, Dr. Currid will continue his role as Carl W. McMurray Professor of Old Testament at RTS Charlotte.

Dr. Currid has been part of the RTS Faculty for 24 years, serving as both Chair of the Biblical Studies Division in Jackson and Professor of Old Testament in Charlotte. He earned a B.A. from Barrington College in Rhode Island, an M.A. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.  In addition he completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill).  Prior to coming to RTS, he served as Associate Professor of Religion at Grove City College. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at the Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies in Jerusalem, Israel. Dr. Currid also serves as Project Director of the Bethsaida Excavations Project in Israel (1995-present). He lectures and preaches in many countries including Russia, Ukraine, Great Britain, Australia, and Brazil. He has been a pastor of several churches and currently serves as Pastor of Preaching and Teaching at Sovereign Grace PCA in Charlotte, NC.

He has written numerous books, including commentaries on the Pentateuch, as well as Against the Gods, the ESV Bible Atlas, and Ancient Egypt and the Old Testament.

John and his wife Nancy have 2 children.

Dr. Michael Kruger, President of the Charlotte campus said, "In a world where good Old Testament professors are hard to find, it is difficult to express how thankful we have been for John Currid.  His impeccable scholarship and his love for Christ and His Church have blessed generations of students. While he will be dearly missed in Charlotte, we are pleased that his new role as Chancellor’s professor will allow him to serve many more students across the different RTS campuses.”

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Chancellor of RTS commented, “John Currid has been a blessing to Reformed Theological Seminary for almost a quarter century. He is a first rate Old Testament scholar and expert in biblical archaeology, as well as a superb teacher and preacher. I was privileged to be his colleague at RTS Jackson for almost fifteen years, and to sit under his superb exposition of Scripture often. Now he has added another decade of distinguished service in his time at RTS Charlotte. He has continued to serve church and academy with integrity and excellence. I am so thankful that John will remain a part of the RTS family as he enters a new phase of service as Chancellor’s Professor of Old Testament. May his life, teaching, and writing continue to bless the seminary and the church.”

RTS Charlotte now has an opening for an Old Testament Professor. Please send CV's to Richard Belcher, the chair of the search committee (rbelcher@rts.edu)


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