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Belcher, Jim

Adjunct Professor of Historical and Pastoral Theology


Jim Belcher (Ph.D., Georgetown University) is ordained in the PCA, and was the founding and lead pastor for Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, CA for ten years. He served as a seminary professor and director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Knox Theological Seminary in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Professor and President at Providence Christian College in Pasadena, CA. He is the author of three books, Cold Civil WarIn Search of Deep Faith, and Deep Church, which won a 2010 Christianity Today Book Award in church/pastoral leadership. Jim and his wife Michelle have four adult children and live in Greenville.

Education and Credentials
  • Ph.D. (Political Philosophy), Georgetown University – Washington, DC
  • MA. (Theology) Fuller Theological Seminary – Pasadena, CA
  • BA. (Political Science) Gordon College – Wenham, MA
Recent Publications
  • Deep Church: A Third Way between Emerging and Traditional
  • In Search of Deep Faith: A Pilgrimage into the Beauty, Goodness and Heart of Christianity
  • Cold Civil War: Overcoming Polarization, Discovering Unity, and Healing the Nation.
Experience and Ministry
  • President, Providence Christian College, Pasadena CA
  • Associate Professor and Director of Doctor of Ministry Program, Knox Theological Seminary, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Founder and Lead Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach, CA
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