Dr. Greg Lanier Promoted to Professor of New Testament

Dr. Greg Lanier
Dr. Greg Lanier

OVIEDO, Fla. — Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that Dr. Greg Lanier has been promoted from Associate Professor of New Testament to Professor of New Testament. The promotion is effective June 1, 2024.

Dr. Lanier joined the faculty of RTS Orlando in 2016 and teaches courses related to New Testament exegesis and interpretation, Greek, and preaching. In addition to teaching at the Orlando campus, he serves as Academic Dean of RTS Global, the seminary’s online program. He is also ordained in the PCA, serving as Associate Pastor at River Oaks Church in Lake Mary, Florida.

“Dr. Greg Lanier embodies the ideals of an RTS Orlando professor in many ways,” said Dr. Scott Swain, President. “He’s a leading scholar in the areas of New Testament Christology and the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament. He’s an outstanding classroom teacher who generously shares his time with students outside the classroom as well. And he’s a pastor who models what he teaches week after week as a shepherd of Christ’s flock and a minister of God’s Word at River Oaks PCA. We are grateful for Dr. Lanier’s labors among us and congratulate him on this well-deserved honor.”

Dr. Lanier holds a B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MDiv from Reformed Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. His research interests include the synoptic gospels, canon and textual criticism, the use of the Old Testament in the New, the Pauline epistles, and the Septuagint.

He is the author of several books, including a forthcoming volume entitled Apocryphal Prophets and Athenian Poets: Noncanonical Influences on the New Testament (B&H Academic, 2024). Dr. Lanier lives in Oviedo with his wife, Kate, who is an optometrist, and their three daughters.

“Greg Lanier exemplifies the best of the RTS faculty,” said Academic Dean Dr. Michael Allen. “He’s a scholar who’s respected for his contributions to the academy, invested in classroom teaching, committed to mentoring students and alumni, and leading pastorally in his local congregation and presbytery.”