James Currie

 James Currie

Address100 East 27th Street
Austin, TX 78705

Associate Dean for the Houston Extension Program, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 1973
M.A., University of Indiana, 1976
M.Div., Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 1979
Th.M.,, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 1989

James S. Currie was the director of the Houston Extension program from 1996 until 2005 when he was named associate dean for the Houston Extension program and assistant professor of American church history.

Ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 1979, Currie was pastor of North Lincoln Westminster Parish (Whiteside, Auburn, and Silex Presbyterian Churches) in Lincoln County, Missouri, from 1979 to 1983; pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Killeen, Texas, from 1983 to 1989; on pulpit supply in New Covenant Presbytery while pursuing his PhD from 1989 to 1992; and pastor of a new church development in Missouri Union Presbytery from 1992 to 1994. He served as pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas, from 1995-2005.

Currie has been executive secretary of the Presbyterian Historical Society of the Southwest since 2002. He is the author of a book on Austin Seminary’s centennial history, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary: Completing a Century of Service (Eakin Press, 2002) and is researching a book on the history of the Presbyterian Pan American School in Kingsville, Texas. He is a regular contributor on the subject of church history in the southwest to the publications of New Covenant Presbytery and the Synod of the Sun.

Currie earned a BA from the University of Texas at Austin, an MA in German from Indiana University, an MDiv and ThM from Austin Seminary, and a PhD from Rice University. He was the translator for Rudolf Schnackenburg’s All Things are Possible to Believers: Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer and the Sermon on the Mount (Westminster/John Knox, 1995) and Klaus Berger’s The Truth Under Lock and Key: Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls (Westminster/John Knox, 1995).

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