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.
|William B. Evans
Eunice Witherspoon Bell Younts and Willie Camp Younts Professor of Historical Theology
Dr. Evans is an ordained minister in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, and served as Moderator of the 2005 ARP General Synod. He is the author or editor of three books, and his articles and book reviews have appeared in Theology Today, Foundations, Church History, Presbyterion: Covenant Seminary Review, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Reformation and Revival Journal, The Banner of Truth, Haddington House Journal, and the Westminster Theological Journal. He also was an Assistant Editor of the New Geneva Study Bible/Reformation Study Bible. His research interests include American Christianity, religious liberty, Reformed soteriology, and the Mercersburg Theology.
Education: BA, Taylor University, 1975; MAR, Th.M., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1980; MA, PhD, Vanderbilt University
|Terry L. Eves
Professor of Old Testament
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
|Loyd D. Melton
John Montgomery Bell Professor of New Testament; Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program
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.).
|Max. F. Rogland
Associate Professor of Old Testament; Associate Dean, Columbia Campus
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.
|George M. Schwab, Sr.
Professor of Old Testament
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.
|R.J. Gore Jr.
Professor of Theology and Ministry
Dr. Gore recently retired as an Army Chaplain (Colonel) after twenty-nine years of Active and Reserve service. He has been the pastor of a small church and has held many leadership roles in his presbytery and denomination. He has authored two books, contributed to a volume of sermons from Operation Iraqi Freedom, and has published numerous articles in various journals and periodicals. 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
|Toney C. Parks
Associate Professor of Ministry
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.
|Richard E. Burnett
Professor of Systematic Theology
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-
John H. Leith Professor of Reformed Theology and Ministry; Dean of the Institute for Reformed Worship
In addition to pastoring churches from 60 to 4,300 members, he has spoken, taught, and presented at preaching conferences on university campuses and churches on six continents. Former United States Senate Chaplain, Dr. Lloyd Ogilvie has called him “One of America’s foremost scholar-pastors.” He is the author or contributing editor of 12 books and numerous articles in professional journals and says his greatest delight at being on Erskine’s faculty is that he has a regular opportunity to touch a new generation of preachers.
Education: BA, University of Mobile, 1975; MDiv, Reformed Theological Seminary, 1978; DMin, Columbia Theological Seminary, 1984; PhD, Ecole Superieure Robert de Sorbonne Institute, 2014; LLD, Grove City College, 1994.
|Dale W. Johnson
Professor of Church History; Director of the Master of Arts in Theological Studies Program
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.
|Michael A. Milton
James H. Ragsdale Chair for Missions and Evangelism and Director of Strategic Initiatives
Dr. Milton is the James H. Ragsdale Chair for Missions and Evangelism and Director of Strategic Initiatives at Erskine Theological Seminary. An ordained PCA minister, he is the founder and President of Faith for Living, Inc., and is the President and Senior Fellow of the D. James Kennedy Institute.
Education: BA, Mid-America Nazarene University; MDiv, Knox Theological Seminary; PhD, University of Wales
|Mark E. Ross
First Presbyterian Church – John R. de Witt Professor of Systematic Theology and Director of the Institute for Reformed Worship
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.
|Alan J. Avera||
Adjunct Professor of Church Planting
Adjunct Professor of Old Testament
Adjunct Professor of Preaching and Worship
|M. Jerdone Davis||
Adjunct Professor of Christian Education
|Carl F. Ellis, Jr.||
Adjunct Professor of Cultural Apologetics
|Karen A. Ellis||
Adjunct Professor of Cultural Apologetics
Adjunct Professor of EPC History and Polity
Adjunct Professor of AME Church History and Polity
Adjunct Professor of Worship and Preaching