Hope College, B.A.
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, M.Div.
University of Leicester, Ph.D.

About The Rev. DeYoung

Kevin DeYoung is the Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at RTS Charlotte.  In addition, he serves as the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina. Prior to moving to Charlotte in 2017, he was the senior pastor at University Reformed Church, East Lansing, Michigan and was a Chancellor’s Professor at RTS. DeYoung grew up in Jenison, Michigan and earned a B.A. in Religion from Hope College in Holland, Mich., Summa Cum Laude, and an M.Div. with a concentration in Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts, Summa Cum Laude. His Ph.D. is from the University of Leicester in the UK, with research focused on the theology of John Witherspoon, a Scottish-American Presbyterian theologian and founding father of the United States.

Regularly blogging on, DeYoung also has been invited as a keynote speaker to numerous conferences and lectures including Together For the Gospel, The Gospel Coalition, The Shepherd’s Conference, and many more.  He has published a dozen books for adults and children, including Just Do Something and The Biggest Story. His book, Crazy Busy: A Mercifully Short Book About a Big Problem, was named the 2014 Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Book of the Year. In addition, Christianity Today has awarded Book of the Year honors to three of his books in 2009, 2010, and 2013. World Magazine named What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality? one of its 2015 Books of the Year.

DeYoung and his wife Trisha are the parents of eight children.



  • The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden (Crossway, 2015), illustrated by Don Clark
  • What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality? (Crossway, 2015)
  • Taking God at His Word: Why the Bible is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough (Crossway, 2014)
  • Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book About a (Really) Big Problem (Crossway, 2013)
  • The Hole in Our Holiness: Filling the Gap Between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness, (Crossway, 2012)
  • Preaching and Preachers, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, (Zondervan, 2012). Ed. new edition and contributed the article “Preaching for Brand New and Tired Old Preachers.”
  • What is the Mission of the Church? Making Sense of Social Justice, Shalom, and the Great Commission, co-authored with Greg Gilbert, (Crossway, 2011)
  • Don’t Call it a Comeback: The Old Faith for a New Day, editor and contributor (Crossway, 2011). Contributed the Introduction and two other chapters: “The Secret to Reaching the Next Generation” and “Homosexuality: Grace, Truth, and the Need for Gentle Courage” (co-authored with Eric Redmond).
  • The Good News We Almost Forgot: Rediscovering the Gospel in a 16th Century Catechism (Moody, 2010)
  • Why We Love the Church: In Praise of Institutions and Organized Religion, co-authored with Ted Kluck (Moody, 2009)
  • Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will (Moody, 2009)
  • Why We’re Not Emergent By Two Guys Who Should Be, co-authored with Ted Kluck (Moody, 2008)


  • “John Witherspoon and Late Reformed Orthodoxy,” CHF Bulletin (forthcoming)
  • “Sin,” in NIV Study Bible (Zondervan, forthcoming)
  • “A Place for Truth,” in Kevin J. Vanhoozer and Owen Strachan, The Pastor as Public Theologian (Baker, 2015)
  • “Ephesians,” in Gospel Transformation Study Bible (Crossway, 2013)
  • “The Holy Spirit,” The Gospel as Center: Renewing Our Faith and Reforming Our Ministry Practices, edited by D.A. Carson and Timothy Keller (Crossway, 2012)
  • “Divine Impassibility and the Passion of Christ in the Book of Hebrews” WTJ 68.1 (Spring 2006), 41-50