University of Florida, B.A.
Westminster Theological Seminary, MDiv
Vanderbilt University, DMin

About Dr. Whitlock

Dr. Luder G. Whitlock, Jr., a Presbyterian minister, has spent much of his life in education, including 27 years at Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS). Dr. Whitlock joined the faculty of RTS in 1975, and, at the age of 37, was appointed president, a position he held for 23 years. Under his leadership, RTS grew from a small regional school to one of the most innovative as well as one of the 10 largest seminaries in North America.

Dr. Whitlock’s years of ministry have been marked by an effort to bring mutual understanding and cooperation within the worldwide evangelical community, which led him to serve on the boards of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), the World Evangelical Fellowship (North America region), Mission America, the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, and Greater Europe Mission. He was co‐founder and co‐president of the International Reformed Fellowship, and later assumed a major role in the establishment of the World Reformed Fellowship. Dr. Whitlock has contributed to more than 20 books and 20 periodicals. He is author of The Spiritual Quest and served as executive director for The Spirit of The Reformation Study Bible.

Dr. Whitlock currently serves as President of Excelsis and as Executive Director of the CNL Charitable Foundation and the Seneff Family Foundation in Orlando, Florida. He is a graduate of the University of Florida, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Vanderbilt University. He and his wife, Mary Lou, have three grown children and eleven grandchildren.


  • Executive director of The New Geneva Study Bible and The Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible
  • Author of The Spiritual Quest
  • Contributed to more than 20 other volumes and over 20 different periodicals
  • Served on the editorial council of Eternity Advisory board for the English Standard Version of the Bible
  • Serves on the editorial advisory board of Leadership