Rev. Keith Evans Appointed as Assistant Professor of Christian Counseling

Biblical counselor, seminary administrator tapped to join RTS Charlotte faculty

Rev. Keith Evans
The Rev. Keith Evans

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Reformed Theological Seminary Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Keith A. Evans to the faculty of RTS Charlotte. Evans will serve as Assistant Professor of Christian Counseling beginning January 1, 2024.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Evans joins RTS from the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He currently serves RPTS as professor of biblical counseling, director of the Biblical Counseling Institute, and academic dean.

“I am so pleased that the Rev. Keith Evans will be joining the RTS Charlotte faculty,” said campus President Dr. Michael Kruger. “He embodies what we are looking for here at RTS—a deep commitment to the truth of Scripture, expertise in his academic field, and a winsome and humble spirit. Not only will our biblical counseling program be enriched, but the whole campus will be blessed.”

Evans, an ordained minister in the RPCNA denomination, is a Ph.D. candidate in biblical counseling at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also recently earned a ThM in Christian ethics. He also holds an MDiv with a concentration in counseling from RPTS and a B.A. in psychology and Christian thought from Grove City College. His writing has appeared in the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Journal, Tabletalk magazine, and a number of online outlets.

In his new capacity at RTS Charlotte, Evans will teach a number of courses in the Master of Arts in Christian Counseling curriculum and assist Dr. Jim Newheiser in the administration of the program.

“I am so thankful to God that we are adding a man of scholarship, pastoral experience, love for God’s people, and integrity. I am overjoyed to have such a wonderful colleague to work with in the years to come,” said Dr. Newheiser, who serves as MACC program director.

“I could not be more honored to join the RTS faculty,” said Evans. “They are among the top scholars in the Reformed and theological world, and to be included in the RTS family is a tremendous blessing. Additionally, the campus, staff, and student body radiate the joy and demeanor of Christ, which are beautiful pictures of the broader pastures of the Lord Jesus, for which I am both grateful and excited to be a part.”

Evans, his wife Melissa, and their four children will be relocating to the Charlotte area in the coming weeks.