Richard W. Winston joins seminary faculty
Erskine Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Dr. Richard W. Winston as Associate Professor of New Testament. Winston comes to Erskine after serving for the last eight years as pastor of Roebuck Presbyterian Church in Roebuck, S.C. He previously taught at Geneva Reformed Seminary.
Winston earned the B.A. in Humanities from Bob Jones University, the M.Div. from Geneva Reformed Seminary, and the Ph.D. from Central Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of “Misunderstanding, Nationalism, or Legalism: Understanding Israel’s Chief Error with Reference to the Law in Romans 9:30 – 10:13.”
While a seminary and doctoral student, Winston was mentored by the Rev. Dr. Michael Barrett, now with Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. As an ordained minister in Calvary Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), he has served as chairman of the Candidates and Credentials Committee and as moderator of the presbytery in 2020.
Winston will succeed Dr. Loyd Melton, the John Montgomery Bell Professor of New Testament, when Melton retires later this year. In addition to his role as a teaching professor, Winston will assume the directorship of the Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program.
“It is very important to us that our next professor of New Testament and Director of the D.Min. program is not only a good biblical scholar who loves Jesus Christ, is convinced of the Reformed faith, and can teach well, but is also an ordained minister with substantial real-world ministry experience,” says Dean of the Seminary Dr. Seth J. Nelson. “I am overjoyed that God has brought Dr. Winston to us, a man in whom all of these values are true. With his keen theological mind, gracious disposition, and pastoral sensitivity, our students will observe what a pastor-scholar looks like.”
“As Erskine Theological Seminary builds for the future, the appointment of Rev. Dr. Richard Winston signals another large step forward,” says Erskine President Dr. Steve Adamson. “Our seminary seeks to become the preeminent pastor-shepherd seminary in the United States. To accomplish this vision, we are committed to all our professors having extensive pastoral experience so they can immediately integrate theology and ministry practice in their classes. Our students are going to benefit greatly from Dr. Winston’s leadership as he models the heart of a shepherd.”
Winston lives in Taylors, S.C., with his wife Bethany and their two teenaged children.
Adapted from an article on the Erskine Theological Seminary news site.