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Luder G. Whitlock, Jr. (born June 20, 1940)[1] is a Presbyterian minister, theological educator, and foundation executive.

He is the Executive Director of the CNL Charitable Foundation, President of the Willovita Foundation, and President of Excelsis Center, Inc. in Orlando, Florida.[2] He is also a Minister at Large for First Presbyterian Church of Orlando.[3]

Life[edit]

Whitlock graduated from the Santa Fe High School in Alachua, the University of Florida, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Vanderbilt University.[4]

Best known as a leader in theological education, he was president of Reformed Theological Seminary for 23 years (1978-2001).[5] During this time, RTS grew from a small regional school in Jackson, Mississippi, to one of the ten largest seminaries in North America.[6]

He was recognized as one of five seminary presidents most influential on theological education during the last half of the twentieth century.

Whitlock served on the executive committee of the Association of Theological Schools in the U.S. and Canada (ATS) for ten years, including a two-year term as president.[7] For eight years he was the chairman/president of the Fellowship of Evangelical Seminary Presidents.

Whitlock was also president of the International Schools of Theology consortium for Cru, interim president of Erskine College and Seminary,[8] and chairman of the board of Knox Theological Seminary. He is vice-chairman of the board of Trinity International University.

He served on the boards of various organizations such as The Barna Institute, the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE),[9] Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, Langham Partnership, and Greater Europe Mission. As co‐founder and co-president of the International Reformed Fellowship, he had a formative role in establishing the World Reformed Fellowship.[10] He was a co-founder and first chairman of The Church Planting Center. He was also President of The Trinity Forum for several years. [11]

Published Works[edit]

  • Divided We Fall: Overcoming a History of Christian Disunity (2017) ISBN 9781596381926
  • NIV Spirit of The Reformation Study Bible (2003) Executive Director ISBN 9780310923602
  • The Spiritual Quest (2000) ISBN 9780801063381
  • The New Geneva Study Bible (1995) Executive Director ISBN 9780840710918

References[edit]

Life[edit]

Whitlock graduated from the Santa Fe High School in Alachua, the University of Florida, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Vanderbilt University.[1]

Best known as a leader in theological education, he was president of Reformed Theological Seminary for 23 years (1978-2001).[2] During this time, RTS grew from a small regional school in Jackson, Mississippi, to one of the ten largest seminaries in North America.[3]

He was recognized as one of five seminary presidents most influential on theological education during the last half of the twentieth century.

Whitlock served on the executive committee of the Association of Theological Schools in the U.S. and Canada (ATS) for ten years, including a two-year term as president.[4] For eight years he was the chairman/president of the Fellowship of Evangelical Seminary Presidents.

Whitlock was also president of the International Schools of Theology consortium for Cru, interim president of Erskine College and Seminary,[5] and chairman of the board of Knox Theological Seminary. He is vice-chairman of the board of Trinity International University.

He served on the boards of various organizations such as The Barna Institute, the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE),[6] Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, Langham Partnership, and Greater Europe Mission. As co‐founder and co-president of the International Reformed Fellowship, he had a formative role in establishing the World Reformed Fellowship.[7] He was a co-founder and first chairman of The Church Planting Center. He was also President of The Trinity Forum for several years. [8]

Published Works[edit]

References[edit]

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