John F. Bettler

Professor of Practical Theology, Emeritus




  • B.S., Philadelphia College of Bible, 1963
  • B.D., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1967
  • D.Min., Chicago Theological Seminary, 1974
  • Graduate studies, Rutgers University, Family Institute of Philadelphia

Teaching and Work Experience:

  • Pastoral ministry, Pennsylvania and Illinois, 1967–1973
  • Director, The Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation, 1974–2006
  • Westminster, 1976– .

Representative Articles:

  • “Jesus’ Way of Caring,” The Journal of Biblical Counseling, Fall 2003
  • “Far as the Curse is Found: Human Suffering and the Hope of the Gospel,” The Journal of Biblical Counseling, Fall 2004.