Dr. Carl R. Trueman
Church History and Theological Adviser
Dr. Trueman is the Paul Woolley Professor of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary.
He has an MA in Classics from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in Church History from the University of Aberdeen. He is the editor of the IFES journal, Themelios, and has taught on the faculties of theology at both the University of Nottingham and the University of Aberdeen. He has authored a number of books, including The Claims of Truth: John Owen's Trinitarian Theology and The Wages of Spin: Critical Writings on Historic and Contemporary Evangelicalism. He lives in Oreland, a suburb of Philadelphia, with his wife, Catriona, and his two sons, John and Peter.
Dr. Trueman is Church History and Theological Adviser to the Gospel Growth Fellowship.
Dr. Trueman on what Evangelicalism needs:
If Evangelicalism is to have a future connected to historic Christianity, then it will have to do a number of things. It will need to break the nexus of non-ecclesiastical and unaccountable platform, power, and money which currently appears to determine the boundaries of orthodoxy; it will need to recognize that errors on the doctrine of God have historically proved just as lethal to orthodoxy as those on scripture – if not more so; it will need to set its biblical theology in positive relation to systematic theology and the creedal and confessional heritage of the church; and it will need to think long and hard about how orthodoxy is transmitted from generation to generation.
Dr. Stephen J. Wellum
Adviser on Growth of Evangelical Theology
Dr. Wellum is Professor of Christian Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He has a BSc from Roberts Wesleyan College and an MDiv and PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is editor of the Southern Baptist Journal of Theology.
Before going to Southern, he taught theology at the Associated Canadian Theological Schools and Northwest Baptist Theological College and Seminary. He has also served as a senior pastor and interim pastor in South Dakota and Kentucky as well as a conference speaker at various engagements in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Dr. Wellum has written numerous journal articles and book reviews for various publications including the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, and the Reformation and Revival Journal. In addition, he has written articles and book chapters in The Believer's Baptism and Holman Bible Dictionary, and Reclaiming the Center, Beyond the Bounds, and The Compromised Church. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Evangelical Philosophical Society.
Dr. Wellum is Adviser on Growth of Evangelical Theology to the Gospel Growth Fellowship.
A Message from Dr Stephen Wellum to GGF & Supporters:
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Adviser for New Testament
Dr. Benjamin Gladd is currently Assistant Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. Prior to joining the RTS faculty, he served as an adjunct faculty member at Wheaton College, teaching New Testament exegesis and interpretation, Greek, and introductory courses on the Old and New Testaments.
Dr. Gladd's interests lie in biblical theology, the use of the Old Testament in the New, and biblical exegesis.
Dr. Gladd received his B.A. in Greek and Hebrew from The Master's College (2001) and M.A. in Biblical Exegesis from Wheaton College (2003). His Ph.D. in New Testament in 2008 was under Dr. Greg Beale on The Use of Mystery in Daniel.
Dr. Gladd is Adviser for New Testament to the Gospel Growth Fellowship.