Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies | M.T.S. Program Director
A.B. Dordt College 2000
M.Div. Westminster Seminary California 2007
M.A. University of California, Los Angeles 2011
Ph.D. University of Pretoria, Degree in Progress
Professor Compton is a minister in the URCNA and pastored at Christ Reformed Church (Anaheim, CA) before coming to Mid-America.
After graduating from Dordt College, Professor Compton taught high school band and orchestra before attending seminary at Westminster Seminary California. After seminary, he studied at the Claremont Graduate University and then the University of California, Los Angeles where he completed doctoral coursework before finishing his M.A. He has also studied pastoral counseling at Westminster Theological Seminary. Prof. Compton is currently working on his Ph.D. in Old Testament from the University of Pretoria. His dissertation is looking at the topic of priesthood and vocational identity in the Book of Ezekiel.
Professor Compton has taught and lectured at UCLA in the department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, has delivered papers at regional meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature, and has contributed articles to the New Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible and the Lexham Bible Dictionary. He has published articles in the Mid-America Journal of Theology and The Outlook, and reviews in the Westminster Theological Journal, the Calvin Theological Journal, and Themelios. Rev. Compton is also a co-editor of the Mid-America Journal of Theology.
Professor Compton is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the National Association of Professors of Hebrew, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the American Schools of Oriental Research.