Robert F. Rea

Dr. Robert F. Rea
Address100 Campus View Drive
Lincoln, IL 62656

Professor of Church History/Historical Theology, Lincoln Christian Seminary

Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 1990
M.Div., Emmanuel School of Religion, 1978
B.Th., Kentucky Christian University, 1975
1975, Kentucky Christian University, 1975

Dr. Robert F. Rea came to Lincoln Christian Seminary in 1987 as professor of church history/historical theology. He left an eight-year associate ministry with First Christian Church of Florissant, Missouri. His academic degrees include his Ph.D. from Saint Louis University (1990), M. Div. from Emmanuel School of Religion (1978), and B. Th. and B. A. degrees from Kentucky Christian University (1975). Dr. Rea has worked in short-term mission work in Chile (summer 1973), Mexico (summer 1978), and the Dominican Republic (summer 2007, fall 2008). From 1992-2006 he served on the national dialogue team representing Christian Churches and Churches of Christ with the Church of God (Anderson). Since 2000 he has also served on the national dialogue team representing the same group in the Stone-Campbell Dialogue with Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Churches of Christ. Dr. Rea grew up in the inner city, has served as minister of an ethnic church, and is part of a multi-ethnic family. He was faculty sponsor of Imago Dei (LCCS student pro-life group) (1988-2003), worked as March for Life staff (1990-2007), gave the opening prayer at the March for Life (1992, 2002), and led prayer at the March for Life Convention. He and his wife Mary Ann have served as adoptive family counselors, conducting adoption training, home studies, and post-placement visits. Dr. Rea’s historic spiritual mentor is John Cassian, a fifth century spiritual master who helped develop Christian spirituality in the West. Dr. Rea has ministered in churches in West Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri, and Illinois. He continues to help churches through periodic interim ministries. Rea enjoys preaching, teaching, reading, and sports.

Areas of Interest

Church History;

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