Monday, January 21, 2013

Biblical Seminary Names 4th President

Some of my regular readers might be familiar with Biblical Seminary, a small but thriving evangelical seminary in Hatfield, Pennsylvania.  I just learned today that Biblical has named Frank James III as its fourth president.  Here is the announcement:

The Board of Trustees of Biblical Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Frank A. James, III as Biblical’s next president. “As chairman of the board I stand amazed at the providence of God to bring us someone so well prepared academically, experientially, and most of all, spiritually, to advance Biblical’s vision and the missional call into the next generation,” said Joe Longo. President-elect James will assume full responsibilities of the position on July 1, 2013, as President David G. Dunbar retires after 27 years of dedicated service.

Dr. Dunbar stated, “I was delighted to learn that Dr. Frank James has accepted the invitation to become the next president of Biblical Seminary. Dr. James is eminently qualified in terms of ability, education, and experience, to guide our school into the future. Under his leadership I believe the best days of the seminary are still ahead.”

Dr. James comes to Biblical after serving as provost and professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. He also served as the third President of Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando (2004-2009). Dr. James has a DPhil in History from Oxford University and a PhD in Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary, Pennsylvania.

Dr. James is married to Carolyn Custis James, author and founder of Whitby Forum and Synergy Network for Women. They have an adult daughter, Allison, who lives in Orlando, FL.