(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Board of Trustees of Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. John V. Fesko to the faculty of the Jackson campus. He will serve as the Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology beginning June 1, 2019.
Since 2009, Dr. Fesko served as the Academic Dean and Professor of Systematic Theology and Historical Theology at Westminster Seminary California (WSC). Prior to his time at WSC, he labored as a church planter in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. In 2004, he served as the minister of Geneva Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Marietta, Ga.
President Guy Richardson commented on Dr. Fesko’s appointment to the faculty: “We are so excited that John has accepted our invitation to join our faculty here at RTS Jackson. His pastoral experience, prolific scholarly contributions, and above all his love for our Lord and His Church, combine to make him a great addition to our team. We are truly grateful and look forward to having him and his family with us soon!”
About J.V. Fesko
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.
Regarding his new position at RTS Jackson, Dr. Fesko said, “I am excited about the privilege of joining the RTS Jackson faculty and working with them to train future church leaders. The RTS faculty has a reputation for strong academic scholarship, pastoral care for students, and a love for Christ’s church. I am eager to work alongside them to be a part of this talented team.
“RTS’s commitment to the inerrant Scriptures and our rich confessional heritage appeal to me greatly,” Dr. Fesko continued. “The opportunity to spend quality time with students as we learn together more about the triune God we serve gives me great joy.”
When asked about Dr. Fesko’s appointment to the RTS faculty, Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III, Chancellor and CEO of RTS, responded with enthusiasm: “Dr. Fesko is a tremendous addition to our RTS Jackson faculty and to Reformed Theological Seminary as a whole. His appointment adds another strong Systematic Theologian to the RTS family, and John comes with rich pastoral experience. He is a prolific author and engaging teacher. Our students will greatly benefit from having a pastor-theologian of the caliber of John as a mentor. Having known John for about twenty years, I look forward to teaching and serving alongside him.”
Dr. Fesko’s most recent publications include: Death in Adam, Life in Christ, Spirit of the Age, The Trinity and the Covenant of Redemption, The Covenant of Redemption, The Theology of the Westminster Standards, Songs of a Suffering King, and Beyond Calvin: Union with Christ and Justification in Early Modern Reformed Theology. His scholarly essays have appeared in various books and journals including Perichoresis, Reformed Theological Review, Journal of Reformed Theology, Church History and Religious Culture, Calvin Theological Journal, Trinity Journal, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, and the Westminster Theological Journal.
Dr. Fesko and his wife, Anneke, have three children and look forward to moving to Mississippi this summer.