100 Notable alumni of
Princeton Theological Seminary

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Princeton Theological Seminary is 760th in the world, 284th in North America, and 263rd in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from Princeton Theological Seminary sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Bart D. Ehrman

    Bart D. Ehrman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    writertheologianuniversity teacherphilologist
    Biography

    Bart Denton Ehrman is an American New Testament scholar focusing on textual criticism of the New Testament, the historical Jesus, and the origins and development of early Christianity. He has written and edited 30 books, including three college textbooks. He has also authored six New York Times bestsellers. He is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  2. Dave Brat

    Dave Brat
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 60)
    Enrolled in Princeton Theological Seminary
    In 1990 graduated with Master of Divinity
    Occupations
    economistbusiness consultantpoliticianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    David Alan Brat is an American academic and former politician. A member of the Republican Party, Brat served as the U.S. representative for Virginia's 7th congressional district from 2014 to 2019.

  3. Elijah Parish Lovejoy

    Elijah Parish Lovejoy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1802-1837 (aged 35)
    Occupations
    editorjournalist
    Biography

    Elijah Parish Lovejoy was an American Presbyterian minister, journalist, newspaper editor, and abolitionist. After his murder by a mob, he became a martyr to the abolitionist cause opposing slavery in the United States. He was also hailed as a defender of free speech and freedom of the press.

  4. Jeb Stuart Magruder

    Jeb Stuart Magruder
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-2014 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    politicianwriter
    Biography

    Jeb Stuart Magruder was an American businessman and high-level political operative in the Republican Party who served time in prison for his role in the Watergate scandal.

  5. Henry van Dyke

    Henry van Dyke
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1852-1933 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    diplomatwriterpoet
    Biography

    Henry Jackson van Dyke Jr. was an American author, educator, diplomat, and Presbyterian clergyman.

  6. Howard Baskerville

    Howard Baskerville
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1885-1909 (aged 24)
    Occupations
    teacher
    Biography

    Howard Conklin Baskerville was an American missionary teacher. His life ambition was to become a pastor. He worked as a teacher employed by the American missionaries at the American Memorial School in Tabriz, a Presbyterian mission school, and was killed during the Persian constitutional revolution in an attempt to break the siege of Tabriz. He is often referred to as the "American Lafayette of Iran" and the "American Martyr of the Iranian Constitutional Movement".

  7. Cornelius van Til

    Cornelius van Til
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1895-1987 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    theologianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Cornelius Van Til was a Dutch-American Reformed theologian, who is credited as being the originator of modern presuppositional apologetics.

  8. Greg Boyd

    Greg Boyd
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    theologianwriter
    Biography

    Gregory A. Boyd is an American theologian, pastor, and author. Boyd is Senior Pastor of Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minnesota and President of Reknew.org. He is one of the leading spokesmen in the growing Neo-Anabaptism movement, which is based in the tradition of Anabaptism and advocates Christian pacifism and a non-violent understanding of God.

  9. Bruce Manning Metzger

    Bruce Manning Metzger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1914-2007 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    theologianuniversity teacherbiblical scholar
    Biography

    Bruce Manning Metzger was an American biblical scholar, Bible translator and textual critic who was a longtime professor at Princeton Theological Seminary and Bible editor who served on the board of the American Bible Society and United Bible Societies. He was a scholar of Greek, New Testament, and New Testament textual criticism, and wrote prolifically on these subjects. Metzger was an influential New Testament scholar of the 20th century. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1986.

  10. William A. Dembski

    William A. Dembski
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    computer scientistwritertheologianmathematicianphilosopher
    Biography

    William Albert Dembski is an American mathematician, philosopher and theologian. He was a proponent of intelligent design (ID) pseudoscience, specifically the concept of specified complexity, and was a senior fellow of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture (CSC). On September 23, 2016, he officially retired from intelligent design, resigning all his "formal associations with the ID community, including Discovery Institute fellowship of 20 years". A February 2021 interview in the CSC's blog Evolution News announced "his return to the intelligent design arena".

  11. Charles Hodge

    Charles Hodge
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1797-1878 (aged 81)
    Enrolled in Princeton Theological Seminary
    Studied in 1819
    Occupations
    theologianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Charles Hodge was a Reformed Presbyterian theologian and principal of Princeton Theological Seminary between 1851 and 1878.

  12. B. B. Warfield

    B. B. Warfield
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1851-1921 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    theologianuniversity teacherwriter
    Biography

    Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield was an American professor of Reformed theology at Princeton Seminary from 1887 to 1921. He served as the last principal of the Princeton Theological Seminary from 1886 to 1902. After the death of Warfield in office, Francis Landey Patton took over the functions of the office as the first president of seminary. Some conservative Presbyterians consider him to be the last of the great Princeton theologians before the split in 1929 that formed Westminster Theological Seminary and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

  13. Louis Berkhof

    Louis Berkhof
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1873-1957 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    theologian
    Biography

    Louis Berkhof was a Dutch-American Reformed theologian whose works on systematic theology have been influential in seminaries and Bible colleges in the United States, Canada, Korea and with individual Christians in general throughout the 20th century.

  14. Joseph Ruggles Wilson

    Joseph Ruggles Wilson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1822-1903 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    university teacher
    Biography

    Joseph Ruggles Wilson Sr. was a prominent Presbyterian theologian and father of President Woodrow Wilson, Nashville Banner editor Joseph Ruggles Wilson Jr., and Anne E. Wilson Howe. In 1861, as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Augusta, Georgia, he organized the General Assembly of the newly formed Presbyterian Church in the United States, known as the Southern Presbyterian Church, and served as its clerk (chief executive officer) for thirty-seven years.

  15. Albert Barnes

    Albert Barnes
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1798-1870 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    writerpreachertheologianpastorabolitionist
    Biography

    Albert Barnes was an American theologian, clergyman, abolitionist, temperance advocate, and author. Barnes is best known for his extensive Bible commentary and notes on the Old and New Testaments, published in a total of 14 volumes in the 1830s.

  16. John Gresham Machen

    John Gresham Machen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1881-1937 (aged 56)
    Occupations
    biblical scholarpeace activisttheologianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    John Gresham Machen was an American Presbyterian New Testament scholar and educator in the early 20th century. He was the Professor of New Testament at Princeton Seminary between 1906 and 1929, and led a revolt against modernist theology at Princeton and formed Westminster Theological Seminary as a more orthodox alternative. As the Northern Presbyterian Church continued to reject conservative attempts to enforce faithfulness to the Westminster Confession, Machen led a small group of conservatives out of the church to form the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. When the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (PCUSA) rejected his arguments during the mid-1920s and decided to reorganize Princeton Seminary to create a liberal school, Machen took the lead in founding Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia (1929) where he taught New Testament until his death. His continued opposition during the 1930s to liberalism in his denomination's foreign missions agencies led to the creation of a new organization, the Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions (1933). The trial, conviction and suspension from the ministry of Independent Board members, including Machen, in 1935 and 1936 provided the rationale for the formation in 1936 of the OPC.

  17. Margaret G. Kibben

    Margaret G. Kibben
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 64)
    Enrolled in Princeton Theological Seminary
    Graduated with Doctor of Ministry
    Graduated with Master of Divinity
    Occupations
    military officermilitary chaplain
    Biography

    Margaret Grun Kibben is a U.S. Presbyterian minister who is the chaplain of the United States House of Representatives. She served as the 26th Chief of Chaplains of the United States Navy from 2014 to 2018; she was formerly the 18th Chaplain of the United States Marine Corps (CHMC) and the Deputy Chief of Chaplains of the United States Navy from 2010 to 2014. Kibben was the first woman to hold each of these positions.

  18. Fred Thomson

    Fred Thomson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1890-1928 (aged 38)
    Occupations
    theologianfilm actoractorathletics competitor
    Biography

    Frederick Clifton Thomson was an American silent film cowboy who rivaled Tom Mix in popularity before dying at age 38 of tetanus.

  19. Marilyn McCord Adams

    Marilyn McCord Adams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-2017 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    theologianChristian ministerphilosopher
    Biography

    Marilyn McCord Adams was an American philosopher and Episcopal priest. She specialized in the philosophy of religion, philosophical theology, and medieval philosophy. She was Horace Tracy Pitkin Professor of Historical Theology at Yale Divinity School from 1998 to 2003 and Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford from 2004 to 2009.

  20. Geerhardus Vos

    Geerhardus Vos
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1862-1949 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    theologian
    Biography

    Geerhardus Johannes Vos was a Dutch-American Calvinist theologian and one of the most distinguished representatives of the Princeton Theology. He is sometimes called the father of Reformed Biblical theology.

  21. Tony Jones

    Tony Jones
    Years
    1968-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    theologian
    Biography

    Tony Jones is a leader in the Christian emerging church movement, a theologian, and an author.

  22. Sheldon Jackson

    Sheldon Jackson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1834-1909 (aged 75)
    Enrolled in Princeton Theological Seminary
    Studied in 1858
    Occupations
    missionary
    Biography

    Sheldon Jackson was a Presbyterian minister, missionary, and political leader. During this career he travelled about one million miles (1.6 million km) and established more than one hundred missions and churches, mostly in the Western United States. He performed extensive missionary work in Colorado and the Alaska Territory, including his efforts to suppress Native American languages.

  23. Henry Augustus Boardman

    Henry Augustus Boardman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1808-1880 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    cleric
    Biography

    Henry Augustus Boardman was an American minister and author.

  24. William H. Gray

    William H. Gray
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-2013 (aged 72)
    Enrolled in Princeton Theological Seminary
    Graduated with Master of Theology
    Occupations
    politicianbusinesspersonlobbyist
    Biography

    William Herbert Gray III was an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who represented Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district from 1979 to 1991. He also served as chairman of the House Committee on the Budget from 1985 to 1989 and House Majority Whip from 1989 to 1991. He resigned from Congress in September of that year to become president and chief executive officer of the United Negro College Fund, a position he held until 2004.

  25. Richard C. Halverson

    Richard C. Halverson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1916-1995 (aged 79)
    Enrolled in Princeton Theological Seminary
    Graduated with Bachelor of Theology
    Occupations
    authorChristian ministertheologian
    Biography

    The Reverend Richard Christian Halverson, D.D., was an American Presbyterian minister and author who served as the chaplain of the United States Senate.

  26. Robert A. J. Gagnon

    Robert A. J. Gagnon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    theologianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Robert A. J. Gagnon is an American theological writer, professor of New Testament Theology at Houston Baptist University (since 2018), former associate professor of the New Testament at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (1994-2017), an expert on biblical homosexuality, and an elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He holds a BA from Dartmouth, an MTS from Harvard Divinity School, and a PhD from the Princeton Theological Seminary.

  27. Darnell L. Moore

    Darnell L. Moore
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    activistwriter
    Biography

    Darnell L. Moore is an American writer and activist whose work is informed by anti-racist, feminist, queer of color, and anti-colonial thought and advocacy. Darnell's essays, social commentary, poetry, and interviews have appeared in various national and international media venues, including the Feminist Wire, Ebony magazine, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, and The Advocate.

  28. Richard Falley Cleveland

    Richard Falley Cleveland
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1804-1853 (aged 49)
    Biography

    Richard Falley Cleveland was an American Congregationalist and Presbyterian minister. A graduate of Yale College and Princeton Theological Seminary, he spent most of his life as a pastor, outside of a brief period as a district secretary for the American Home Missionary Society. He is best known as the father of Grover Cleveland, who was twice President of the United States.

  29. Arthur Tappan Pierson

    Arthur Tappan Pierson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1837-1911 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Arthur Tappan Pierson was an American Presbyterian pastor, Christian leader, missionary and writer who preached over 13,000 sermons, wrote over fifty books, and gave Bible lectures as part of a transatlantic preaching ministry that made him famous in Scotland, England, and Korea. He was a consulting editor for the original "Scofield Reference Bible" (1909) for his friend, C. I. Scofield and was also a friend of D. L. Moody, George Müller (whose biography 'George Muller of Bristol' he wrote), Adoniram Judson Gordon, and C. H. Spurgeon, whom he succeeded in the pulpit of the Metropolitan Tabernacle, London, from 1891 to 1893. Throughout his career, Pierson filled several pulpit positions around the world as an urban pastor who cared passionately for the poor.

  30. Woodrow M. Kroll

    Woodrow M. Kroll
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    radio personality
    Biography

    Woodrow Michael Kroll is an evangelical preacher and radio host. He was the president and Bible teacher for the international Back to the Bible radio and television ministry. He was president of Davis College (formerly Practical Bible College) in Johnson City, New York, United States.

  31. Archibald Alexander Hodge

    Archibald Alexander Hodge
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1823-1886 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    theologianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Archibald Alexander Hodge, an American Presbyterian minister, was the principal of Princeton Seminary between 1878 and 1886.

  32. Conrad Tillard

    Conrad Tillard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politicianreligious leaderimamactivistChristian minister
    Biography

    Conrad Bennette Tillard is an American Baptist minister, radio host, activist, politician, and author.

  33. John Alexander Mackay

    John Alexander Mackay
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1889-1983 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    missionarytheologianuniversity teacherphilosopher
    Biography

    John A. Mackay was a Presbyterian theologian, missionary, and educator. He was a strong advocate of the Ecumenical Movement and World Christianity.

  34. John Pilley

    John Pilley
    Years
    1928-2018 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    ethologistacademicdog trainer
    Biography

    John W. Pilley was an American behavioral psychologist best known for his research into canine cognition and language learning with his Border collie, Chaser, who had the largest tested memory of any non-human animal. He was a professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology at Wofford College and was an avid kayaker throughout his life. Pilley was awarded an honorary Doctor of Psychology from Wofford College in 2016.

  35. John Grier Hibben

    John Grier Hibben
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1861-1933 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    philosophereducatorlogician
    Biography

    John Grier Hibben was a Presbyterian minister, a philosopher, and educator. He served as president of Princeton University from 1912–1932, succeeding Woodrow Wilson and implementing many of the reforms started by Wilson. His term as President began after the term of Acting Princeton President Stewart, who served for two years after Wilson's departure.

  36. John Livingstone Nevius

    John Livingstone Nevius
    Years
    1829-1893 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    writermissionary
    Biography

    John Livingston Nevius was an American Protestant missionary in China for forty years, appointed by the American Presbyterian Mission; his ideas on mission organization were also very important in the spread of the church in Korea. He wrote several books on the themes of Chinese religions, customs and social life, and missionary work.

  37. D. Michael Lindsay

    D. Michael Lindsay
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    sociologist
    Biography

    David Michael Lindsay is an American sociologist and the president of Taylor University. He was also president of Gordon College, a private, Evangelical Christian liberal arts college on Boston's North Shore from 2011 to 2021. Before arriving at Gordon, Lindsay was on faculty for five years at Rice University and the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy. He is known as a scholar in the study of leadership, elites, evangelicalism, and higher education.

  38. Helen-Ann Hartley

    Helen-Ann Hartley
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1973-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    priest
    Biography

    Helen-Ann Macleod Hartley is a British Anglican bishop, Lord Spiritual, and academic. Since 2023, she has served as Bishop of Newcastle in the Church of England. She previously served as Bishop of Waikato in New Zealand from 2014 to 2017, and area Bishop of Ripon in the Diocese of Leeds from 2018 to 2023. She was the first woman to have trained as a priest in the Church of England to join the episcopate, and the third woman to become a bishop of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.

  39. William Henry Green

    William Henry Green
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1825-1900 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    theologianuniversity teacheracademic
    Biography

    William Henry Green, was an American scholar of the Hebrew language. He was born in Groveville, near Bordentown, New Jersey.

  40. Mar Aprem Mooken

    Mar Aprem Mooken
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1940-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    priest
    Biography

    Mar Aprem Mooken is the Metropolitan of the Assyrian Church of the East (Classical Syriac: ܥܕܬܐ ܕܡܕܢܚܐ ܕܐܬܘܖ̈ܝܐ) in India (Chaldean Syrian Church).

  41. John Clarke Young

    John Clarke Young
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1803-1857 (aged 54)
    Enrolled in Princeton Theological Seminary
    In 1828 graduated with Doctor of Divinity
    Occupations
    pastoreducator
    Biography

    John Clarke Young was an American educator and pastor who was the fourth president of Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. A graduate of Dickinson College and Princeton Theological Seminary, he entered the ministry in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1828. He accepted the presidency of Centre College in 1830, holding the position until his death in 1857, making him the longest-serving president in the college's history. He is regarded as one of the college's best presidents, as he increased the endowment of the college more than five-fold during his term and increased the graduating class size from two students in his first year to forty-seven in his final year.

  42. Eugene Carson Blake

    Eugene Carson Blake
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1906-1985 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    theologian
    Biography

    Eugene Carson Blake was an American Presbyterian Church leader.

  43. Ronald C. White

    Ronald C. White
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Ronald Cedric "Ron" White Jr. is an American historian, author, and lecturer. He has written bestselling and award-winning biographies of Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant, as well as three other books on Lincoln and a biography of Joshua Chamberlain. He is a senior fellow at the Trinity Forum.

  44. Samuel Simon Schmucker

    Samuel Simon Schmucker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1799-1873 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    theologian
    Biography

    Samuel Simon Schmucker was a German-American Lutheran pastor and theologian. He was integral to the founding of the Lutheran church body known as the General Synod, as well as the oldest continuously operating Lutheran seminary (Gettysburg Seminary) and college in North America (Gettysburg College).

  45. Mark L. Tidd

    Mark L. Tidd
    Years
    1955-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in Princeton Theological Seminary
    Graduated with Master of Theology
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Mark Luzerne Tidd is a former United States Navy officer who served as the 25th Chief of Chaplains of the United States Navy from 2010 to 2014.

  46. Noble Leslie DeVotie

    Noble Leslie DeVotie
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1838-1861 (aged 23)
    Biography

    Noble Leslie DeVotie was a Baptist minister, Confederate chaplain, and the lead founder of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a national fraternity.

  47. Paul C. H. Lim

    Paul C. H. Lim
    Years
    1967-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    historian
    Biography

    Paul Chang-Ha Lim an American ecclesiastical historian who serves as professor of church history at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. His main research involves the intellectual history and historical theology of Reformation and post-Reformation England.

  48. Caspar René Gregory

    Caspar René Gregory
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1846-1917 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    textual criticism of the New Testamentuniversity teachertheologiantranslatorphilologist
    Biography

    Caspar René Gregory was an American-born German theologian.

  49. Joseph P. Watkins

    Joseph P. Watkins
    Years
    1954-.. (age 70)
    Biography

    Joe Watkins is an American pastor of the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Philadelphia. He is a Philadelphia-based Republican media analyst who often appears on MSNBC, and is host of Joe Watkins: State of Independence on Lighthouse TV. He has been married to Stephanie Taylor Watkins since 1975. They have three children.

  50. Francis Landey Patton

    Francis Landey Patton
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1843-1932 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    theologianwriter
    Biography

    Francis Landey Patton was a Bermudan-American educator, Presbyterian minister, academic administrator, and theologian, and served as the twelfth president of Princeton University.

  51. Sherwood Eddy

    Sherwood Eddy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1871-1963 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    evangelistmissionary
    Biography

    George Sherwood Eddy was a leading American Protestant missionary, administrator and educator. He was a prolific author and indefatigable traveler. His main achievement was to link and finance networks of intellectuals across the globe, especially Christian leaders in Asia and the Middle East. He enabled missionaries to better understand and even think like the people they were serving. His long-term impact on the Protestant communities in the United States, and in the Third World, was long lasting. From the 1930s onwards, he became a Christian socialist.

  52. William Imbrie

    William Imbrie
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1845-1928 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    missionary
    Biography

    William Imbrie was an American missionary to Japan.

  53. Herbert Adams Gibbons

    Herbert Adams Gibbons
    Years
    1880-1934 (aged 54)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Herbert Adams Gibbons was an American journalist who wrote about international politics and European colonialism during the early 20th century.

  54. Theodore S. Wright

    Theodore S. Wright
    Years
    1797-1847 (aged 50)
    Occupations
    Christian ministerpolitician
    Biography

    Theodore Sedgwick Wright, sometimes Theodore Sedgewick Wright, was an African-American abolitionist and minister who was active in New York City, where he led the First Colored Presbyterian Church as its second pastor. He was the first African American to attend Princeton Theological Seminary (and any United States theological seminary), from which he graduated in 1828 or 1829. In 1833 he became a founding member of the American Anti-Slavery Society, an interracial group that included Samuel Cornish, a Black Presbyterian, and many Congregationalists, and served on its executive committee until 1840.

  55. Jonathan Lee Walton

    Jonathan Lee Walton
    Years
    1973-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    theologianteacher
    Biography

    Jonathan Lee Walton is an author, ethicist and religious scholar. He is the President of Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. He was previously Dean of Wake Forest University School of Divinity, Presidential Chair in Religion & Society and Dean of Wait Chapel. He is the author of A Lens of Love: Reading the Bible in its World for Our World.

  56. James Waddel Alexander

    James Waddel Alexander
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1804-1859 (aged 55)
    Enrolled in Princeton Theological Seminary
    Studied in 1824
    Occupations
    theologianclergymanpastor
    Biography

    James Waddel Alexander was an American Presbyterian minister and theologian who followed in the footsteps of his father, Rev. Archibald Alexander.

  57. George Washington Gale

    George Washington Gale
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1789-1861 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    clergymaneducator
    Biography

    George Washington Gale was a Presbyterian minister who founded the Oneida Institute of Science and Industry. He later purchased land in Illinois that became Galesburg, Illinois, named in his honor, and was instrumental in founding Knox College.

  58. John Williamson Nevin

    John Williamson Nevin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1803-1886 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    theologian
    Biography

    John Williamson Nevin, was an American theologian and educationalist. He was born in the Cumberland Valley, near Shippensburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. He was the father of noted sculptor and poet Blanche Nevin.

  59. William Jacob Holland

    William Jacob Holland
    Born in
    Jamaica Flag Jamaica
    Years
    1848-1932 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    university teachernaturalistzoologistscientific illustratorlepidopterist
    Biography

    Rev William Jacob Holland FRSE LLD was the eighth Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh (1891–1901) and Director of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. He was an accomplished lepidopterist, zoologist, and paleontologist, as well as an ordained Presbyterian minister.

  60. David Trumbull

    David Trumbull
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1819-1889 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    missionary
    Biography

    David Trumbull was an early Protestant missionary in Chile and the founder of the Presbyterian Church in that country.

  61. Heup Young Kim

    Heup Young Kim
    Years
    1949-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    theologianteacher
    Biography

    Heup Young Kim is a Korean Christian theologian and a scholar of East Asian religions (Confucianism and Taoism), specialized in Asian constructive theology, interfaith dialogue, and religion and science. He is the founding director of the Korea Forum for Science and Life and was the Distinguished Asian Theologian in Residence at Graduate Theological Union. He was Professor of Systematic Theology at Kangnam University in South Korea where he also served as a dean of the College of Humanities and Liberal arts, the Graduate School of Theology, and the University Chapel. Kim is one of the founding members and fellows of the International Society for Science and Religion and an Advisor to the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology. He was a co-moderator of the 6th and 7th Congress of Asian Theologians and a president of the Korean Society of Systematic Theology.

  62. Lorrin Andrews

    Lorrin Andrews
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1795-1868 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    lexicographertranslatorBible translatorjudge
    Biography

    Lorrin Andrews was an early American missionary to Hawaii and judge. He opened the first post-secondary school for Hawaiians called Lahainaluna Seminary, prepared a Hawaiian dictionary and several works on the literature and antiquities of the Hawaiians. His students published the first newspaper, and were involved in the first case of counterfeiting currency in Hawaii. He later served as a judge and became a member of Hawaii's first Supreme Court.

  63. Charles McEwen Hyde

    Charles McEwen Hyde
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1832-1899 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    missionary
    Biography

    Charles McEwen Hyde was a Congregationalist missionary who arrived in Hawaii in 1877. He was instrumental in establishing and supporting schools to educate and train the Hawaiian population of the time. Hyde mentored native Hawaiians who wanted to enter the Christian ministry, and he helped provide smallpox vaccinations for the population. He was a descendant of Scottish Covenanters, and one of the original five trustees of Kamehameha Schools. Private correspondence about Father Damien, penned by Hyde and published without his permission, sparked a heated public rebuke from Robert Louis Stevenson who expressed his belief that sainthood lay ahead for Damien.

  64. Phineas Densmore Gurley

    Phineas Densmore Gurley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1816-1868 (aged 52)
    Biography

    Phineas Densmore Gurley was Chaplain of the United States Senate and pastor of New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C.

  65. William Swan Plumer

    William Swan Plumer
    Years
    1802-1880 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    Christian minister
    Biography

    William Swan Plumer was an American clergyman, theologian and author who was recognized as an intellectual leader of the Presbyterian Church in the 1800s.

  66. Brian Blount

    Brian Blount
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    Christian ministerbiblical scholarteacher
    Biography

    Brian K. Blount is a Presbyterian minister, New Testament scholar and past President of Union Presbyterian Seminary. He is a preacher and scholar on the Book of Revelation.

  67. Samuel Hugh Moffett

    Samuel Hugh Moffett
    Years
    1916-2015 (aged 99)
    Occupations
    missionarychurch historianhistorianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Samuel Hugh Moffett was an American Christian missionary and academic who latterly served as professor emeritus at the Princeton Theological Seminary. He was regarded as a leading scholar on Christianity in Asia, and was the author of numerous publications, including the two-volume series of A History of Christianity in Asia.

  68. Samuel Laws

    Samuel Laws
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1824-1921 (aged 97)
    Occupations
    inventor
    Biography

    Samuel Spahr Laws was an American minister, professor, physician, college president, businessman and inventor best known today as the inventor of the Laws Gold Indicator, a predecessor of the ticker tape machine. He was an 1848 graduate and class valedictorian of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a member of the Alpha chapter of Beta Theta Pi, founded nine years before his graduation in 1839.

  69. William Buell Sprague

    William Buell Sprague
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1795-1876 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    theologianhistorianbiographer
    Biography

    William Buell Sprague was an American Congregational and Presbyterian clergyman and compiler of Annals of the American Pulpit (nine volumes, 1857–1869), a comprehensive biographical dictionary of the leading American Protestant Christian ministers who died before 1850.

  70. William Patterson Alexander

    William Patterson Alexander
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1805-1884 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    missionary
    Biography

    William Patterson Alexander was an American missionary to the Kingdom of Hawaii. His family continued to influence the history of Hawaii.

  71. Earl F. Palmer

    Earl F. Palmer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1931-2023 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    Christian minister
    Biography

    Earl Frank Palmer was an American Presbyterian minister and Reverend. He served in pastoral ministries at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, Union Church in Manila, First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, and The National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. Palmer was known for his expositional preaching and teaching style. He had a strong interest in pursuing theological themes that are present in classic and contemporary literature, with focus on authors such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Karl Barth, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Palmer wrote over 20 books, and served on the boards of Princeton Theological Seminary, New College Berkeley, Whitworth University and Regent College.

  72. Peter Johnson Gulick

    Peter Johnson Gulick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1796-1877 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    missionary
    Biography

    Peter Johnson Gulick was a missionary to the Kingdom of Hawaii and Japan. His descendants carried on the tradition of missionary work, and included several scientists.

  73. George Forell

    George Forell
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1919-2011 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    theologian
    Biography

    George Wolfgang Forell was the Carver Distinguished Chair of Religion in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Iowa. He was a scholar, author, lecturer, and guest professor in the field of Christian ethics.

  74. Henry Martyn Baird

    Henry Martyn Baird
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1832-1906 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    writerhistorian
    Biography

    Henry Martyn Baird was an American historian and educator. He is best known as a historian of the Huguenots.

  75. Basil Manly, Jr

    Basil Manly, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1825-1892 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    theologian
    Biography

    Basil Manly Jr. was an American Baptist minister and educator. He was one of a group of theologians instrumental in the formation of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in South Carolina.

  76. John Finley Crowe

    John Finley Crowe
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1787-1860 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    Christian ministerteacher
    Biography

    John Finley Crowe was a Presbyterian minister and the founder of Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana.

  77. Frederick H. Borsch

    Frederick H. Borsch
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1935-2017 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    priest
    Biography

    Frederick Houk Borsch was the Episcopal bishop of Los Angeles from 1988 to 2002, then served as interim dean of the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University and chair of Anglican studies at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

  78. Caleb Cook Baldwin

    Caleb Cook Baldwin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1820-1911 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    missionary
    Biography

    Caleb Cook Baldwin was one of the first Congregationalist missionaries to Fuzhou, China.

  79. Neil M. Stevenson

    Neil M. Stevenson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-2009 (aged 79)
    Enrolled in Princeton Theological Seminary
    Graduated with Master of Theology
    Occupations
    Christian ministermilitary personnel
    Biography

    Neil MacGill Stevenson was a rear admiral and Chief of Chaplains of the United States Navy.

  80. Joseph Alden

    Joseph Alden
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1807-1885 (aged 78)
    Enrolled in Princeton Theological Seminary
    Studied in 1829-1831
    Occupations
    academicwriterpastorstated supply
    Biography

    Joseph Alden was an American academic and Presbyterian pastor.

  81. John Alexis Edgren

    John Alexis Edgren
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1839-1908 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    John Alexis Edgren was a Swedish-American Baptist minister. Edgren began what eventually evolved into Bethel University and the Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.

  82. Lincoln Hurst

    Lincoln Hurst
    Years
    1946-2008 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    religious studies scholar
    Biography

    Lincoln Douglas Hurst, also known as "Lincoln Hurst", "L. D. Hurst", or "Lincoln D. Hurst", was an American scholar of the Bible, religious history and film. He was Emeritus Professor at the University of California, Davis (1983–2006), and adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California (1987–2008).

  83. John Davis Pierce

    John Davis Pierce
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1797-1882 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    John Davis Pierce was a Congregationalist minister, public schools advocate, and Michigan legislator. He was Michigan's first superintendent of public schools, a position new to the United States, where he established Michigan's public school system. His work has been compared to that of Horace Mann's.

  84. Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg

    Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1818-1901 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    teacher
    Biography

    Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg was an American educator and Lutheran clergyman who served as president of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and as a Greek language and literature professor at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

  85. Charles Clinton Beatty

    Charles Clinton Beatty
    Years
    1800-1882 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    religious servant
    Biography

    Charles Clinton Beatty was a Presbyterian minister, seminary founder, and academic philanthropist.

  86. Baynard Rush Hall

    Baynard Rush Hall
    Years
    1798-1863 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    theologianclassical scholar
    Biography

    Baynard Rush Hall was an American academic and Christian minister. A native of Pennsylvania, he served churches and academic institutions in the East for most of his life. However, he was a resident of Indiana for several years, during which time he served as the first faculty member of what today is Indiana University.

  87. Ralph Cooper Hutchison

    Ralph Cooper Hutchison
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1898-1966 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    missionary
    Biography

    Ralph Cooper Hutchison was president of Washington & Jefferson College and Lafayette College.

  88. John L. Withrow

    John L. Withrow
    Years
    1837-1909 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    theologian
    Biography

    John Lindsay Withrow was an American Presbyterian minister and theologian.

  89. John Maclean

    John Maclean
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1800-1886 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    language teacher
    Biography

    John Maclean Jr., D.D. was an American Presbyterian clergyman and educator who served as the tenth President of Princeton University, then known as the College of New Jersey. Maclean, the son of the first professor of chemistry at the College of New Jersey, grew up in Princeton, New Jersey. He attended the College and later Princeton Theological Seminary. At age 23, he became full professor of mathematics at the university. Six years later, he became university vice president. He was responsible for bringing a number of renown scholars and academics to the college. During this time, he also left mathematics and became professor of ancient languages. Maclean was one of the chief architects of the state's public education system. His plan for a state normal school, local boards of education and nonsectarian public schools was adopted by the state legislature. He became president of the College of New Jersey in 1854. He led the university through the 1855 burning of Nassau Hall and the American Civil War. After retiring from his post after 14 years in office, he wrote a two-volume history of the university. He served as the honorary president of the university's Alumni Association until his death.

  90. Richard Armstrong

    Richard Armstrong
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1805-1860 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    missionary
    Biography

    Richard Armstrong was a Presbyterian missionary from Pennsylvania who arrived in Hawaii in 1832. Along with his wife Clarissa, he served in mission fields of the Marquesas Islands and in the Kingdom of Hawaii. He established several churches and schools, and was Kahu (shepherd) of Kawaiahaʻo Church after the departure of Hiram Bingham I. Kamehameha III appointed him Minister of Public Instruction, and his accomplishments established an educational system that earned him the nickname "The father of American education in Hawaii".

  91. James D. Moffat

    James D. Moffat
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1846-1916 (aged 70)
    Biography

    James David Moffat was the 3rd president of Washington & Jefferson College.

  92. Jacqueline Lapsley

    Jacqueline Lapsley
    Years
    1965-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Jacqueline E. Lapsley serves as President, and Professor of Old Testament at Union Presbyterian Seminary, and served as Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of Old Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary (PTS). Her research interests lie in various fields, including literary theory, ethics (with a specific focus on creation ethics), theological anthropology, and gender theory. These disciplines serve as valuable tools for Lapsley when approaching theological interpretations of the Old Testament.

  93. William Cassaday Cattell

    William Cassaday Cattell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1827-1898 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    clergyman
    Biography

    Rev. William Cassady Cattell D.D., LL.D was a Presbyterian divine and educator of the United States, serving as the 7th president of Lafayette College.

  94. John Gottlieb Morris

    John Gottlieb Morris
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1803-1895 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    pastorentomologistlibrarian
    Biography

    John Gottlieb Morris was a Lutheran minister who played an influential role in the evolution of the Lutheran church in America. He was also an early American entomologist and one of the first to specialize in the study of Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths).

  95. Leah Gaskin Fitchue

    Leah Gaskin Fitchue
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-2019 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    religious studies scholaracademic administratorofficial
    Biography

    Leah Gaskin Fitchue, also known as Leah Gaskin White and Leah Gaskin Coles, was an American city official, professor of religious studies and college administrator. She was president of Payne Theological Seminary from 2003 to 2015.

  96. Robert D. Workman

    Robert D. Workman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1885-1977 (aged 92)
    Enrolled in Princeton Theological Seminary
    Studied in 1915
    Occupations
    Christian ministermilitary personnel
    Biography

    Robert DuBois Workman was the U.S. Navy chief of chaplains during most of World War II from 1937 to 1945 and oversaw an increase of chaplains from less than 90 to more than 2800. He was of the Presbyterian faith. Workman was the first Chief of Chaplains to be promoted to rear admiral while still on active duty.

  97. John Cameron Lowrie

    John Cameron Lowrie
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1808-1900 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    writermissionary
    Biography

    John Cameron Lowrie was the first American Presbyterian missionary in India.

  98. George C. Heckman

    George C. Heckman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1825-1902 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    authorcollege headChristian minister
    Biography

    Reverend George Creider Heckman D.D., LL.D was a Presbyterian minister and the ninth president of Hanover College serving from 1870 to 1879.

  99. Howard Duffield

    Howard Duffield
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1854-1941 (aged 87)
    Biography

    George Howard Duffield was a prominent American minister in New York City.

  100. Samuel Davies Alexander

    Samuel Davies Alexander
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1819-1894 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    authorministerclergyman
    Biography

    Samuel Davies Alexander was a Presbyterian minister.