New Associate Professor of Systematic Theology

January 04, 2009

Dr. Garner, what do you want prospective students to know as they consider Westminster?

"I am very thankful to take on this responsibility, and look forward to carrying on the Van Til, Frame, and Gaffin mantle.  While there is no doubt that the systematic department will have my personal imprint, I consciously and delightedly seek to continue the key concepts that Dr. Gaffin has developed over the last three decades.

To put it concisely, my work is very consciously shaped by the likes of Calvin, Van Til, Vos, Ridderbos, Bavinck, Kuyper and Gaffin.  As it relates to this department, my fingerprints will clearly be all over the material, but my hands guided by my mentor, Dr. Gaffin,"  Dr. Garner said with evident sincerity and great respect.


B.S., University of North Carolina, 1987; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary, 1992; Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary, 2002; Adjunct Faculty, Philadelphia College of the Bible, 1998–1999; Pastoral assistant and scholar in residence, Proclamation Presbyterian Church, 2001–2003; Director, Theological Education for Eastern Europe, 2003–2007; Adjunct Professor, Geneva College, 2007– ; Vice President for Alumni Relations and Educational Advancement, Westminster, 2007–2008; Vice President for Advancement, 2008– ; Westminster, 2007–


Resurrection and Eschatology: Essays in Honor of Richard B. Gaffin, Jr.; Реформацията: История и Съвременни Измерения; The Practical Calvinist