Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. J.V. Fesko as the Harriet Barbour Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at RTS Jackson, effective January 1, 2021.
Dr. Ligon Duncan, Chancellor, CEO, and President of RTS Jackson, said, “RTS Jackson is blessed to have John Fesko as a professor. I am elated at his election to the Harriet Barbour Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology. John is a faithful and prolific author, and a wonderful theological educator and mentor, not to mention a delightful colleague.”
This chair was previously held by Dr. Elias Medeiros until his retirement in May of 2020. The position is named for Harriet Barbour, who served the Lord as a missionary in Singapore prior to her death in 1976.
“John Fesko is the perfect candidate to take up this named faculty chair,” shared Academic Dean Miles Van Pelt. “His experience in the classroom, numerous publications, and personal commitment to the local church are distinguished by both excellence and humility. We are exceedingly thankful to have Dr. Fesko as part of the RTS team.”
Dr. Fesko joined the faculty at RTS Jackson in June 2019, after 10 years of experience in teaching at Westminster Seminary California as Academic Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Prior to his time at WSC, he served as the founding pastor of Geneva Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Woodstock, Georgia from 1998 to 2009.
Dr. Fesko completed his B.A. at Georgia State University and received his M.A.Th. at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His Ph.D. is from King’s College at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. His research interests include the integration of biblical and systematic theology, soteriology, and early modern Reformed theology. Some of Dr. Fesko’s most recent publications include The Christian and Technology, The Need for Creeds Today, and The Covenant of Works.