Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas - Minister of Preaching and Teaching
Dr. Thomas joined the staff of First Presbyterian Church (ARP) in Columbia, SC in 2011. Prior to his time here, he was Chairman of the Theology Department at Reformed Theological Seminary and Minister of Teaching at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Mississippi.
Originally from Wales, Dr. Thomas is a graduate of the University of Wales (Bc.S), Reformed Theological Seminary (M.Div), and University of Wales/Lampeter (Ph.D.). He was ordained in the Evangelical Church of Ireland, where he served Stranmillis Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Belfast for 17 years before going to Mississippi.
Dr. Thomas is married to Rosemary. They have two grown children and two grandchildren.
Dr. Thomas remains the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at RTS and is Editorial Director, Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. He is also a well published author.
Some of his most recent work includes:
• Let’s Study Galatians, 2004
• Calvin’s Teaching on Job: Proclaiming the Incomprehensible God, 2004
• Give Praise to God: A Vision for Reforming Worship, 2003
• Let’s Study Revelation, 2003
• Mining for Wisdom: 28 Daily Readings from Job, 2002
• Making the Most of your Devotional Life, 2001
Dr. Derek Thomas will be preaching at Grace Reformed Church and 1st Baptist Church June 21st-23rd, 2013.
He will be speaking on the topic of HOW CHRISTIANS SHOULD DEAL WITH SUFFERING, a timely message in our
day and age.