Joseph A. Pipa, Jr.President, Professor - Historical & Systematic Theology
Education: B.A., Belhaven College, 1968; M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary, 1971; Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, 1985.
Positions: Pastor, Tchula Presbyterian Church, Tchula, MS, 1970-1977; Staff, Great Commission Publications, 1977-1979; Guest Lecturer, Westminster Theological Seminary, 1978-1979; Pastor, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Houston, TX, 1979-1990; Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Director of Advanced Studies, Westminster Theological Seminary, Escondido, CA, 1990-1997; Pastor, Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCA), Escondido, CA, 1991-1997.
Author:Root & Branch; William Perkins and the Development of Puritan Preaching; The Lord’s Day; The Westminster Confession of Faith Study Book: A Study Guide for Churches; Galatians: God’s Proclamation of Liberty
Articles (selected): “Operation Rescue and the Bible”; “Adult Education in the Church”; “The Principle of Sabbath Keeping”; “Biblical Reformed Piety”; "Preparing for Your Pastor to Visit", “Seminary Education”; “What is the PCA?: Some Thoughts for the Presbyterian Church in America”; "The Confessing Church"' "Dearest Ashley, Chid of the Covenant"; "Out of Order: A Critique of the Framework Hypothesis"; "The Infinity of God: God’s Incommunicable Attributes"; "The Face of Death."
Contributor: Whatever Happened to the Reformation?; Onward Christian Soldiers; The Auburn Avenue Theology, Pros and Cons : Debating the Federal Vision; Interpreting and Teaching the Word of Hope: Essays in Honor of Jack Brown Scott on His Seventy-Seventh Birthday; The Hope Fulfilled: Essays in Honor of O. Palmer Robertson; TableTalk magazine; Sunday School materials for Great Commission Publications.
Editor: Did God Create in Six Days?; Written for our Instruction: The Sufficiency of Scripture for All of Life; Sanctification: Growing in Grace; Reformed Spirituality; The Worship of God; Confessing Our Hope: Essays in Honor of Morton Howison Smith on His Eightieth Birthday; The Covenant: God's Voluntary Condescension.