Writer, speaker, preacher now seminary professor


Photo linked from Kevin De Young’s twitter page

Kevin DeYoung, a well-known speaker and popular author, will teach for Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) while remaining Senior Pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, MI.

On October 26, 2015, RTS announced the appointment of DeYoung as chancellor’s professor of systematic and historical theology, beginning January 1, 2016. The position will allow the professor to teach at multiple campuses and permit more students to benefit from his teaching.

In a video announcement, Dr. Ligon Duncan (Chancellor and CEO at RTS) spoke of DeYoung’s commitment to “a mind for truth and a heart for God,” which fits the theological and ministry vision of RTS. In another online announcement, Dr. Duncan said, “Kevin reminds me of a young R.C. Sproul or James Montgomery Boice. He is a theologian, churchman, writer, preacher, teacher and leader. He brings a rich pastoral experience to the task of theological education and a sharp theological mind to the work of seminary education.”

A couple of DeYoung’s award-winning books include Crazy Busy: A Mercifully Short Book About a Really Big Problem (Crossway 2013) and What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality? (Crossway 2015). His “DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed” blog regularly appears at The Gospel Coalition website.

DeYoung obtained a B.A. in Religion from Hope College in Holland, MI, and his M.Div. with a concentration in Theology from Gordon-Cromwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts, both Summa Cum Laude. He is currently a PhD candidate in early modern history at the University of Leicester in the UK. He has served the University Reformed congregation since 2004. That church recently withdrew from the Reformed Church in America (RCA) and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).

Kevin and Trisha DeYoung have six children.

The above article by Glenda Mathes appeared on page 18 of the November 18, 2015, issue of Christian Renewal.


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