Faculty

Erskine’s faculty is composed of scholars who are also servants of Christ and his Church. Each blends academic accomplishment with experience in ministry and a desire to help students learn to know Christ better and serve his people well.

Bible Department


Eves.Terry_45A2154-Edit_crop Terry L. Eves

Professor of Old Testament
Office Phone: 864-379-8864
Email: eves@erskine.edu

Dr. Eves is a careful scholar and teacher who brings over 30 years of experience in the church and classroom. He is known for mentoring students both in and out of the classroom. He is an elder in the Presbyterian Church in America.

Education: B.A., Grace College; M.A.R., Westminster Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., The Dropsie College of Hebrew & Cognate Languages

Meek.James_45A0035-Edit_crop James A. Meek

Associate Professor of New Testament; Dean of the Seminary
Office Phone:864-379-8880
E-mail: meek@erskine.edu

Dr. Meek served as a pastor and church planter for 9 years and as Associate Dean at Covenant Seminary in St. Louis for 13 years. He is the author of a dozen small group Bible study guides, as well as several academic publications. He is a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America.

Education: B.A., Rice University, 1972; M.Div., Wesminster Theological Seminary, 1976; Th.M., Wesminster Theological Seminary, 1981; Ph.D., Concordia Seminary, 2005.

Melton.Loyd_45A0011-Edit_crop Loyd D. Melton

John Montgomery Bell Professor of New Testament; Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program
Office Phone: 864-379-8883
E-mail: melton@erskine.edu

Dr. Melton’s broad experience in the church, gracious manner, and excellent teaching have made him a favorite of many students. As the Director of Erskine’s Doctor of Ministry program, he has guided countless students through ministry projects that have sharpened their skills and strengthened the church. He is a minister in the Southern Baptist Convention.

Education: B.A., Presbyterian College, 1971; M.Div., Erskine Theological Seminary, 1974; Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1978; Additional Studies, Hebrew Union College, Union Theological Seminary (N.Y.).

 Rogland.Max_45A0075-Edit_crop Max. F. Rogland

Associate Professor of Old Testament; Associate Dean, Columbia Campus
Office Phone: 803.771.6180
E-mail: rogland@erskine.edu

Dr. Rogland is a gifted teacher of biblical languages (Hebrew and Greek) as well as Old Testament. He publishes regularly in the area of Hebrew Old Testament. He is a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and serves as the pastor of a small church in Columbia.

Education: B.A., B.Mus., University of Washington, 1991; M.Div., Covenant Theological Seminary, 1996; Ph.D., Leiden University, 2001.

Seminary_9 George M. Schwab, Sr.

Professor of Old Testament
Office Phone: 864-379-8882
E-mail: schwab@erskine.edu

Dr. Schwab worked as an engineer before pursuing theological studies and has served as a counselor as well as a scholar. His “real world” experience, approachableness, and creativity shape his teaching. He is the author of several books on Old Testament topics. He serves as a minister in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Education: B.S., Drexel University, 1982; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1992; Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1999; Certificates from the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.

Ministry Department


Bell.Robert_45A0031-Edit_crop

Robert W. Bell

Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling
Office Phone: 864-379-8765
E-mail: rbell@erskine.edu

Dr. Bell brings into the classroom a wealth of experience as a pastor, counselor, preacher, and professor. He is a minister in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.

Education: B.A., Erskine College, 1976; M.Div., Erskine Theological Seminary, 1982; Th.M., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1990; Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1994.

Davis.Jerdone_45A0047-Edit_crop M. Jerdone Davis

Associate Professor of Christian Education
Office Phone: 864-379-6554

E-mail: jdavis@erskine.edu

Dr. Davis is a registered nurse who currently serves the Church as a faith community  nurse, served as a Bible teacher and lay counselor with Reformed University Ministries for 14 years, and has taught women’s Bible studies for many years in church and campus settings. She is a member of the Presbyterian Church in America.

Education: A.D.S., Kennesaw State College, 1972; Th.B., Trinity College, 2000; M.A.C.E., Erskine Theological Seminary, 1997; Ed.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2003. Additional Studies, Columbia Biblical Seminary.

Lowe.Stephen_45A0089-Edit_crop Stephen D. Lowe

Professor of Christian Education
Office Phone: 864-379-6575
E-mail:slowe@erskine.edu

Dr. Lowe’s extensive background in Christian education, spiritual formation, and leadership in distance education is a wonderful asset for students and for Erskine Seminary. He serves as a lay leader in the United Methodist Church.

Education: B.S., Calvary Bible College, 1973; M.R.E., Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary, 1981; Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1987; Additional Studies, Princeton Theological Seminary, Calvin Theological Seminary.

DSC_0049 Dr. Hughes Oliphant Old

John H. Leith Professor of Reformed Theology and Worship; Dean of the Institute for Reformed Worship
Office Phone: 803.771.6181
E-mail: old@erskine.edu

Dr. Old is a widely respected scholar and the author (among many other works) of the magisterial seven-volume The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church. He is retired from the ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Education: B.A., Centre College of Kentucky, 1955; B.D., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1958; D.Théol., University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 1971; Additional studies, University of Tübingen, Germany, 1964-66, Protestant Theological Faculty of Paris, France, 1968-69, Institute Catholique, Paris, France, 1968-69, University of Basel, Switzerland, 1969-71.

Parks.Toney_45A0070-Edit_crop Toney C. ParksAssociate Professor of Ministry
E-mail: parks@erskine.edu

Dr. Parks has served as pastor of the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist church since 1991. His extensive experience as a pastor and counselor enrich his teaching. He is a minister in the Progressive National Baptist Convention.

Education: B.S., University of South Carolina, 1980; M.Div., Erskine Theological Seminary, 1998; D.Min., Westminster Theological Seminary, 2002.

Theology Department


 Burnett.Richard_45A2160-Edit_crop Richard E. Burnett

Professor of Systematic Theology
Assistant Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program
Office Phone: 864-379-6551
E-mail: burnett@erskine.edu

Dr. Burnett has served as a pastor and leader in congregations and organizations seeking renewal in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He works closely as well with pastors and congregations in the Presbyterian Fellowship, Evangelical Presbyterian Church, and Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians.  He is the author of two books.  He is a minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Education: A.B., King College, 1985; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1988; S.T.M., Yale University Divinity School, 1993; Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary, 2001; Additional Studies, University of Tübingen, 1988-

 Gore.RJ_45A0022-Edit_crop R.J. Gore, Jr.

Professor of Systematic Theology
Office
Phone: 864-379-6506
E-mail: rgore@erskine.edu

Dr. Gore has served for over 25 years as an Army Chaplain (active and reserve), as a pastor, and in leadership roles in his denomination. He is the author of two books and numerous articles. He is a minister in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.

Education:B.A., M.A., Bob Jones University, M.A., S.T.M., Faith Theological Seminary, M.A., St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, M.S.S., U.S. Army War College, D.Min., Erskine Theological Seminary, Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary Additional Studies: Chestnut Hill College, Princeton Theological Seminary, Columbia Theological Seminary, Reformed Theological Seminary, Calvin College and Theological Seminary

Johnson.Dale_45A0017-Edit_crop Dale W. Johnson

Professor of Church History; Director of the Master of Arts in Theological Studies Program
Phone: 864-379-6662
E-mail: djohnson@erskine.edu

Dr. Johnson is a popular preacher and inspiring classroom teacher. He particularly enjoys taking students and other groups to study Reformation church history in Germany. He serves as an elder in the Presbyterian Church in America.

Education: B.A., Cedarville University, 1976; M.A., Covenant Theological Seminary, 1984; M.A., Florida Atlantic University, 1988; Ph.D., Georgia State University, 1995; Additional Studies, Oxford University, English Speaking Union Fellow; University of St. Andrews, Visiting Scholar.

Ross.Mark_45A0081-Edit_crop Mark E. Ross

First Presbyterian Church – John R. de Witt Professor of Systematic Theology and Director of the Institute for Reformed Worship
E-mail: ross@erskine.edu

Dr. Ross brings 30 years of pastoral ministry to his current work of training leaders for the church. He is in demand as a preacher and lecturer. He is currently writing a four-year adult education curriculum for his denomination. He is a minister in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.

Education: B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1974; M.Div., Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1979; Ph.D., University of Keele, England, 1984.