Faculty

Rev. Alan Strange

Rev. Strange   Professor of Church History
  Registrar
  Theological Librarian
       
  B.A. Centenary College 1984
  M.A. College of William and Mary 1986
  M.Div. Westminster Theological Seminary 1989
  Ph.D. University of Wales 2014

Professor Strange served Providence Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Glassboro, New Jersey, for over nine years before coming to Mid-America. He is an associate pastor at New Covenant Community Church (OPC) in New Lenox, Illinois, frequently preaching there or speaking in other church and conference settings. He is active in the Presbytery of the Midwest and serves on or chairs various OPC committees, including the Committee on Appeals and Complaints, the Psalter-Hymnal Special Committee, the Committee on Christian Education and the Board of Trustees of Great Commission Publications. He served as chairman of the Committee on Creation Views and as vice-chairman of the Justification Committee, producing substantial reports for both of those study committees. He teaches the course for the Ministerial Training Institute of the OPC on the Form of Government and has written extensively on church polity. He also served as the Moderator of the 75th OPC General Assembly (2008).

Professor Strange has done extensive youth and college student work over the course of his ministry and has published historical works for use in Christian education and home schooling. He has published several articles on colonial American intellectual history and the history of American Presbyterianism, and has been a frequent contributor to the OPC denominational magazine New Horizons and Ordained Servant and to the Mid-America Journal of Theology. He has also written for and serves as a contributing editor to The Confessional Presbyterian. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the American Society of Church History.

Check out the following chapel services, led by Rev. Strange:

2013 Fall Chapel Service
2013 Spring Chapel Service
2012 Fall Chapel Service
2011 Fall Chapel Service
2010 Fall Chapel Service

  • Church History Courses:
    • AS 112: Introduction to Apologetics
    • AS 213: Applied Apologetics
    • CH 113: Ancient Church History
    • CH 232: Medieval Church History
    • CH 313: Reformation Church History
    • CH 334: Modern and American Church History
    • ED 333: Denominational History and Government
  • Electives:
    • Applied Counseling
    • The Westminster Standards