Dennis E. Johnson

 Dennis E. Johnson

Address1725 Bear Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92027

Professor of Practical Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary in California

B.A., Westmont College,
M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary,
Th.M., Westminster Theological Seminary,
Ph.D., Fuller Theological .Seminary,

Dr. Johnson has taught at Westminster Seminary California since 1982. He previously pastored Orthodox Presbyterian churches in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, and East Los Angeles, California. After teaching New Testament for 16 years, he now teaches primarily preaching and ministry courses, in which he applies his background in biblical studies to the issues of ministry, the church, and the culture. In 2003, Dr. Johnson began his third tenure as theSeminary’s Academic Dean.

He is Associate Pastor of New Life Presbyterian Church, a growing Presbyterian Church in America congregation in Escondido. He has served as moderator of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church General Assembly and Presbytery of Southern California, moderator of South Coast Presbytery in the Presbyterian Church in America, member of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church Committee on Christian Education, and trustee of Covenant College. Dr. Johnson has been privileged to preach and teach in Chad, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Thailand, and the Ukraine.

He is the author of Triumph of the Lamb: A Commentary on Revelation; Let’s Study Acts; The Message of Acts in the History of Redemption; and Him We Proclaim: Preaching Christ from All the Scriptures, as well as articles and reviews in Westminster Theological Journal, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Journal of the Evangelical Homiletical Society, and Ligonier Ministries’ Tabletalk. He has contributed essays to volumes such as The New Testament Student and Theology; Theonomy: A Reformed Critique; The Pattern of Sound Doctrine; and Covenant, Justification, and Pastoral Ministry: Essays by the Faculty of Westminster Seminary California. He is a contributor to the Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible and the English Standard Version Study Bible (forthcoming). He also edited Foundations of Christian Education, a collection of addresses to Christian schoolteachers by Cornelius Van Til and Louis Berkhof.

Dr. Johnson and his wife, Jane, have four married children, whose families are scattered from Florida to Asia.

Areas of Interest

Practical Theology;

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