Rob Edwards


Pastoral Theology

Rev. Rob Edwards (DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary, expected 2021) will join the Westminster faculty as assistant professor of pastoral theology on July 1, 2019. In this role, Rev. Edwards will focus his teaching on evangelism and missions.

Rev. Edwards joins the Westminster community with more than 20 years of pastoral ministry experience. Edwards was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America in 2000 and has served as pastor at Mercy Presbyterian Church in Forest, Virginia, for nine years (2010–present), and with Reformed University Fellowship at the University of Georgia for 11 years (1999–2010).  Prior to seminary, he also served in youth ministry at Clemson Presbyterian Church (1993-1996). Edwards has also served in various capacities on Presbytery and General Assembly committees. He is currently editing, and contributing to, Theology for Ministry (P&R). Rev. Edwards’s academic interests include the bearing of biblical theology on pastoral ministry and the mission of the church, as well as the implications of a covenantal apologetic for preaching and contextualization. Rob and his wife, Angie, have three children: Emma, Lucy, and William.

EDUCATION

  • DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary, expected 2021
  • MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary, 1999
  • BA, Philosophy, The University of Georgia, 1993

MINISTRY EXPERIENCE

  • Church Planter and Pastor, Mercy Presbyterian Church, 2010–present
  • Campus Minister, Reformed University Fellowship (RUF), 1999–2010
  • Youth Ministry Director, Clemson Presbyterian Church, 1993–1996
  • RUF Virginia Committee, Blue Ridge Presbytery, 2012–present
  • RUF Staff Training and Campus Minister Assessment, 2003–2009