Education

Kings College London, B.A.
University of St. Andrews, M.Th., Ph.D.


About Dr. Norris

Born in Ebbw Vale, South Wales, United Kingdom, Dr. Norris began to preach in small churches in Wales as a teenager. He holds degrees from Kings College, London (B.A.), and St. Andrews, Scotland (M.Th., Ph.D.). Ordained jointly by the Presbyterian Church of Wales and United Reformed Church of England and Wales, Dr. Norris served as Assistant Minister at The City Temple, London, Chaplain to the City of London University, and also as Chaplain to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. While in London, Dr. Norris served as the Theological Traveling Secretary of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students and edited the journal, Themelios.

From 1981-84 he served as Executive Pastor of Program at the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, California. Dr. Norris stepped down as Senior Pastor of Fourth Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, Maryland where he served from 1984 until 2015. Following a year-long sabbatical, he returned to Fourth Presbyterian Church as the Teaching Pastor. His new role involves teaching at the church, at Reformed Theological Seminary D.C, and an expanded international teaching ministry.  It also allows more time to devote to the World Reformed Fellowship where he serves as the Chairman of the Board.

Dr. Norris serves as a Guest Lecturer at the Reformed Theological Seminary, teaching courses in Theology and Church History. He has traveled and taught history and doctrine in seminaries in Ukraine, Malta, Japan, and Sudan. He has served on the founding board of The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals.

He and his wife Caren have 5 children – two daughters and three sons.


Publications

“Living Faithfully in a Fallen World” Knowing and Doing, C.S. Lewis Institute, Fall 2001.

“When is Schism not Schism? A biblical and theological study in light of the challenge of the modern church, included in, “How (and Why) to Be Missional and Reformed” Reformed Means Missional, World Reformed Fellowship, 2013.