Upcoming Lectures

2024 John Reed Miller Preaching Lectures
October 29-31, 2024 | Speaker: Rev. David Strain, senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Mississippi

2023 John Reed Miller Preaching Lectures

Jason Helopoulos presented this year’s Lecture Series. Jason Helopoulos serves as the Senior Pastor of University Reformed Church (PCA) in East Lansing, MI. He has contributed articles to various outlets including Tabletalk, the Gospel Reformation Network, the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and TGC. Jason has also authored multiple books including Covenantal Baptism, The Promise: The Amazing Story of Our Long-Awaited Savior, A Neglected Grace: Family Worship in the Christian Home, The New Pastor’s Handbook: Help and Encouragement for the First Years of Ministry, Let the Children Worship, and These Truths Alone: Why the Reformation Solas Are Essential For Our Faith Today. He serves on the boards of Twin Lakes Fellowship, the Gospel Reformation Network, and the Malawi Reformation Network. Jason and his wife, Leah, have two children—Gracen and Ethan. He is an avid fan of the World Champion Chicago Cubs and the less than champion, Chicago Bears.

About the Lectures

The John Reed Miller Lectures are named after the longtime Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS (1952-1968) who started the winter lectures on Reformed Theology that eventually grew into Reformed Theological Seminary. Dr. Miller was an outstanding preacher and leader. In his latter years, after retirement, he would meet with RTS students weekly for lunches and dinners and talk theology and ministry with them. He was a fount of knowledge, experience, history and encouragement. He would offer the gift of John Owen’s Commentary on Hebrews, if the student would agree to read the seven volume set! First Presbyterian Church established and funded the RTS John Reed Miller Lectures in his honor and to promote the biblical theology and practice of Reformed Preaching and Pastoral Ministry that he embodied in his own life and work.