Michael Barrett is Academic Dean and Professor of Old Testament at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He is a minister in the Free Presbyterian Church of North America. Formerly, Dr. Barrett served as president of Geneva Reformed Seminary. He earned his doctorate in Old Testament Text with a special focus on Semitic languages. His dissertation was titled A Methodology for Investigating the Translation Philosophies and Techniques of the Septuagint. For almost thirty years, he was professor of Ancient Languages and Old Testament Theology and Interpretation at Bob Jones University. Dr. Barrett has had an active role in the ministry of the Free Presbyterian Church since its inception in North America. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and has published numerous articles in both professional and popular journals. His other published works include Beginning at Moses: A Guide to Finding Christ in the Old Testament; Complete in Him: A Guide to Understanding and Enjoying the Gospel; God’s Unfailing Purpose: The Message of Daniel; The Beauty of Holiness: A Guide to Biblical Worship; Love Divine and Unfailing: The Gospel According to Hosea and The Hebrew Handbook. Dr. Barrett and his wife, Sandra, have two sons and five grandchildren.
Joel Beeke is President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, a pastor of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, editor of Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, president of Inheritance Publishers, and vice-president of the Dutch Reformed Translation Society. He has written, co-authored, or edited seventy books (most recently, A Puritan Theology: Doctrine unto Life, Encouragement for Today’s Pastors, Developing Healthy Spiritual Growth, Prepared by Grace for Grace: The Puritans on God’s Ordinary Way of Leading Sinners to Christ), and contributed a few thousand articles to Reformed books, journals, periodicals, and encyclopedias. His Ph.D. is in Reformation and Post-Reformation theology from Westminster Theological Seminary. He is frequently called upon to lecture at seminaries and to speak at Reformed conferences around the world. He and his wife Mary have three children.
Gerald Bilkes is Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He completed a Ph.D from Princeton Theological Seminary. As ordained pastor in the Free Reformed churches, he preaches regularly in addition to his teaching ministry. He has authored two books, Glory Veiled and Unveiled, and Memoirs of the Way Home. He and his wife, Michelle, have five children.
Conrad Mbewe worked as a Mining Engineer in Zambia before answering God’s call into the pastoral ministry in 1987. Since then he has been the pastor of the Kabwata Baptist Church in Lusaka, which is currently overseeing the planting of about twenty churches in Africa. Apart from pastoring, he maintains an active preaching ministry around the world and edits Reformation Zambia magazine. He has authored a number of books, including Foundations for the Flock: Truths About the Church for all the Saints. He is the Chancellor of the African Christian University and the Principal of the Lusaka Ministerial College. He is married to Felistas, and has been blessed with three children plus two foster daughters.
David P. Murray is Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He is also Pastor of Grand Rapids Free Reformed Church. He was a pastor in Scotland for 12 years before accepting a call to teach at Puritan Reformed Seminary in 2007. He has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Reformation International Theological Seminary for his work relating Old Testament Introduction studies to the pastoral ministry. He is the author of Christians Get Depressed Too, How Sermons Work, and Jesus on Every Page. You can read his blog at HeadHeartHand.org/blog or follow him on Twitter @davidpmurray. David is married to Shona and they have five children ranging from 1 to 18 years old, and they love camping, fishing, boating, and skiing in the Lake Michigan area.
William VanDoodewaard serves as Associate Professor of Church History at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. Previously he taught at Patrick Henry College, near Washington, D.C., and at Huntington University in Indiana. He earned his Ph.D. in church history from the University of Aberdeen. He has contributed to a number of books, and is the author of The Marrow Controversy and Seceder Tradition: Atonement, Saving Faith, and the Gospel Offer in Scotland (1718-1799) as well as the forthcoming The Quest for the Historical Adam: Genesis, Hermeneutics and Human Origins. An ordained minister in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, he has served as a guest preacher for churches in the United States, Canada, and Scotland, and is currently engaged in church planting in the city of Grand Rapids.