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Rev. Dr. Andy Dearman Leads Worship

Sunday, March 20 | 8:30 & 11

We are honored to welcome Rev. Dr. Andy Dearman as a guest preacher later this month. Dr. Dearman has led several Sunday School classes at FPC over the years and is looking forward to returning.

The Reverend Dr. J. Andrew (Andy) Dearman

Dr. Dearman, an honorably retired minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, is Senior Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he served for nine years before retiring in 2019. He began his teaching career at Louisiana State University in 1981, and from 1982-2009 served on the faculty of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  He received degrees from the University of North Carolina (BA), Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv), and Emory University (Ph.D.).  In November 2008 he was awarded a ThD (h.c.) from Debrecen Reformed University in Hungary. 

Dr. Dearman is the author or editor of several books, including Reading Hebrew Bible Narratives (Oxford), Religion and Culture in Ancient Israel (Hendrickson), Studies in the Mesha Inscription and Moab (SBL/ASOR), and commentaries on Jeremiah and Lamentations (NIVAC, Zondervan), Hosea (NICOT, Eerdmans), and Introducing the Old Testament (with Robert Hubbard, Eerdmans).  In addition to numerous articles, he has also contributed entries to well-used resources like Harper’s Bible Dictionary, Anchor Bible Dictionary, and the New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary.  He has served on the editorial boards of NIV Application Commentary Series published by Zondervan, the Journal of Biblical Literature, Horizons in Biblical Theology, and the Bulletin for Biblical Research. He has participated in archaeological projects in Jordan and Israel, and served a term on the governing board of the American Center of Oriental Research, in Amman, Jordan. 

Dr. Dearman has been privileged to serve as a visiting professor at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, Justo Mwale Theological University College in Zambia, and Dubuque Theological Seminary in Iowa, and as a researcher at the University of Erlangen in Germany as the guest of the Reformed Church of Bavaria.  He has lectured at institutions in Africa, North America, Europe, the Middle East, and China. 

Dr. Dearman has served on translation teams for the Ecclesia Bible Project (The Voice, published by Thomas Nelson) and the Common English Version published by Abingdon Press and contributed introductory material for the Harper Collins Study Bible and the CEB Study Bible (Abingdon).

Dr. Dearman is married to Kathy Dearman.  They have three sons and nine grandchildren.